(Closed) Help – Bee’s who travel! My hair straightener is buzzing…

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They have a different voltage in England so you absolutely should NOT be using your straightener.  Their voltage is way higher and it will fry your straightener!  Unplug it ASAP and embrace your waves or buy a new straightener there!!  Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
Member
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Since you have the converter, it should be fine. I would go ahead and use it, but just watch to make sure it’s not overheating or smelling like something’s burning. 

Post # 6
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sorry but my straighteners never work on converters. I busted a Chi that way!!!

It’s awful and I always look like shit overseas because my Chi doesn’t work!

Post # 7
Member
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I have used a US straightener in Europe without a voltage converter and it always made me nervous. However, I use other items with the voltage converter and don’t have a problem. I don’t think it can explode, it could however, burn out or burn your hair. I would suggest either just doing a quick straightening job of the most visable hair or at least not using it daily if you must. I’d rather have curly/frizzy non burned hair than fry my hair or my straightener. If you travel to EUrope a lot, it may be worth the investment in a EU straightener for your travels.

Post # 9
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, there are some things where I just don’t trust converters…and straighteners are one (actually, that might be the only thing where I’ve had this issue). Too sensitive and dangerous. If you really need it, don’t take chances – just pick up an EU-appropriate one while you’re there.

Post # 10
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3720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

When I was in England we were flat out told to never, ever use our American straighteners. Everyone went out and bought cheap ones from Boots. I would not trust it.

Post # 11
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I also busted my Chi straightener in Europe, even though I had an adapter and everything. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
Member
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Ryansgirl:  Oh sorry haha I didn’t even see that you had written about the converter!  I’ve never bothered with a voltage converter cause I heard they can be dodgy!!  I hope you worked it out and are having an awesome holiday!

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