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Oct 13th, 2013, 08:36 PM
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Bringing a curling iron and flat iron to China/HK

Will I need to buy a special voltage flat iron or curling icon when traveling to China/HK?

Or will the adapters take care of that?
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Oct 13th, 2013, 10:27 PM
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200-220v here. Only if yours have a setting for it. Otherwise, buy local. The US, HK and China each uses a different type of plug.
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Oct 14th, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Depends where you are from. HK and China use 220/240V. If you come from UK or Europe you basically just need to get a travel adapter. If you come from USA you can think about purchasing a special travel edition where you can switch between the different voltage types or as mentioned before buy one locally in HK or China.
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Oct 19th, 2013, 02:41 AM
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I would suggest you just buy a dryer and flat iron that are dual voltage. Those voltage converts do not work well in my experience. Dual volate applicance are very easy to find.
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Oct 19th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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Bring a dual voltage flat/curling iron. Depending on where you are traveling, you may want to check with the hotel, nice hotels in the large cities provide dryers.
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Oct 19th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Is everyone really travelling around with an iron in their luggage?

Has no one considered that at any degree above rock bottom it's pretty hard to find a hotel in China that won't provide a steam iron and ironing board on request?
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Oct 20th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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Temppeternh: a flat iron or curling iron is what women use on their hair. It is not a product hotels have on hand to loan to their guests.
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Oct 20th, 2013, 07:33 PM
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you can buy it from hongkong
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Oct 20th, 2013, 08:22 PM
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EllenLM: That depends on where you come from. But if that's what the OP means, then she'll have to bring her own, a voltage converter if she doesn't come from a place with 220V AC, and a multi-purpose plug adapter; or buy a fresh item.
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Oct 21st, 2013, 05:45 AM
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Temppeternh- what country/area are you referring to? An "iron" may mean many things- heck, I'll even give you "flat iron"...but a "curling iron"? Who irons their clothes into curls?
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Oct 21st, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for everyone help. It's a curling iron for my hair.


I just needed to make sure if I needed to buy one specifically for this trip.
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Oct 21st, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Look at your present curling iron and see if it is dual voltage. Mine is and I didn't even buy it thinking about dual voltage. It just came that way. If not, buy a dual voltage one. You'll need one anyway and they are so cheap. You can get one for $20. I never use a voltage converter.

I also found something (for me) that is better than a curling iron.

I bought these fabulous travel-size dual voltage hot travel rollers for $15 at Kinney drug and they are the BEST. They're only $11 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Remington-H-10.../dp/B000EPJNMW

Seriously, they are the best and are very compact. I use them at home all the time and they have been all over the world with me. They are seriously high quality. I cannot believe how inexpensive they are. For $11 bucks I'm going to buy another set in case they stop making them. (which is always what happens when I like something)
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Oct 21st, 2013, 12:03 PM
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Hanuman- duly noted
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Oct 21st, 2013, 03:48 PM
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BostonHarbor,


Does the curls last? I used to use the conair hot rollers and they would fall after 2 hrs. My hair stick straight that is way I use so much heat like a iron.
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Oct 25th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Hi Susuan, they work great for me, but i have naturally wavy hair. The are much better than the conair hot rollers I have at my house. They are smaller and they get hotter. If I leave them in too long, I look like little orphan Annie : )
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