Are you planning a vacation? You don’t want to leave home without a beard trimmer, my hairy friend.
From my experience, failing to bring beard-trimming gear on a trip will either make you seem unkempt or cost you both time and money. Vacationing is all about unwinding, having fun, shooting Instagram-worthy photos, and discovering. You need some downtime and you want to look your best.
Imagine getting up in the morning on vacation and the first thing you have to do is find a barbershop. Now, why would you do something that might bring you to that conclusion? It’s an expensive affair. It’s inconvenient. A real mood destroyer.
What about the other option? You could simply shave it. Nevertheless, no one wants that. You’ll also need to carry a disposable or electric razor.
That leaves us with one more option: carry a beard trimmer with you. But can you bring a beard trimmer in your luggage? What rules must you follow? Don’t panic if you have questions regarding last-minute, time-consuming security checks; we’ve got you covered.
In this essay, I’ll tell you all you need to know about TSA razor regulations so you won’t be caught off guard.
Can You Bring An Electric Trimmer On A Plane:- TSA Rules
Beard trimmers are permitted in carry-on luggage. In other words, you can bring a beard trimmer in your hand luggage or checked luggage, whatever fits you best. We also recommend reviewing the TSA’s standards ahead of time so you know exactly what to take in your carry-on and checked baggage.
The official website of the TSA (Transport Security Administration) does not directly mention beard trimmers, although it does allow electric razors in carry-on luggage. The two words for these devices are frequently used interchangeably, although there is a technical distinction. The bearded people will be aware.
The TSA will allow you to bring disposable and electric razors in your carry-on, but safety razors and straight-edge razors are not permitted through airport security checkpoints.
You can, however, carry almost any style of razor in your checked baggage. You only need to ensure that the razor is securely wrapped so that if an agent inspects your suitcase, they are not wounded while digging through the contents.
Bringing Razors In Your Carry-On Or Checked Baggage
You don’t have to remove any of the TSA-approved razors discussed below if you’re taking them in your carry-on. However, it would definitely help if you segregated them from other things in your suitcase for easier access.
If you are packing razors in your checked baggage, the most important thing to remember is to carefully cover your razors so that an agent does not be cut by them when searching through your luggage during an inspection.
Several razors come with protective coverings that may be snapped on to assist avoid harm. In other cases, you might wrap your razors on many pieces of paper and tape them together.
If you use disposable razors, you’re in luck: you’ll be permitted to transport them past TSA airport security and onto the plane as a carry-on. Bic, Dollar Shave Club, Gillette, Harry’s, Schick, and Solimo Razors are examples.
These companies provide two types of disposable razors. The first is the sort of razor you discard completely (no razor blade cartridge).
They may be fairly inexpensive, with a dozen of them costing less than $20. The second sort of disposable razor uses a cartridge, so you discard the cartridge but keep the handle and just replace the cartridge.
TSA allows all of these disposable razors.
The reasoning, I suppose, is that removing the blades from the razor is difficult and/or time-consuming, and the blades are normally little, so they don’t represent a hazard.
If you’re taking disposable razors, you can stow them in either your carry-on or checked luggage.
You may be a little more sophisticated and shave using an electric razor. If that’s the case, you’re in luck since electric razors are permitted past TSA screening and onto the plane.
Electric razors exist in a variety of styles, but the most common are ones that can be used on wet or dry skin and have those odd-looking heads.
While they are electronics and might appear strange at times, TSA officers may want to have a closer look at your electric razors, but this should not be an issue. Therefore you may bring electric razors as a carry-on or as checked luggage – the choice is yours.
Hair clippers, by the way, are permitted as carry-on or checked luggage goods. Rechargeable beard trimmers are likewise permitted in both checked and carry-on luggage.
Battery chargers are permitted in both carry-on and checked baggage. (If your trimmer charger comes with an electrical cable, wrap it securely around the charger.)
Many individuals swear that they are superior to disposable razors, however, this is likely according to the kind of skin and coarseness of your hair.
Anyway, these razors are fantastic since they may utilize high-quality razors and can be inexpensive to replace the razor blades, allowing you to reap significant long-term savings when compared to disposable razors.
Quality safety razors may be found online for about $20, however high-quality safety razors can be considerably more costly. These, however, are not TSA-approved.
If you have a safety razor, you can only bring the handle and not the razor through as a carry-on, regardless of whether it is an open or closed comb. The razors, on the other hand, must be checked as checked luggage.
Straight edge razors
Straight-edge razors are not permitted through TSA screening, which should come as no surprise.
Straight-edge razors are the traditional grooming razors used by many barbers. They are lengthy, and some individuals find them frightening when they are placed close to their face or throat.
Straight-edge razors obviously offer a greater risk to flight attendants and passengers, hence they are not permitted on board.
Instead, the razors must be examined, albeit you may bring the handle if they do not include a razor.
What About Cordless Beard Trimmers? Are They Permitted?
Beard trimmers, whether corded or cordless, are permitted in both carry-on and checked luggage. There’s no need to be concerned because the battery inside a beard trimmer is pretty modest.
The TSA has put in place security measures to keep travelers safe. Passengers must cooperate, prepare ahead, and pack carefully to ensure a smooth security check. You should also be aware that products that are typically approved may be subjected to further screening if necessary.
Can You Bring Shaving Cream?
You may be interested in the restrictions for taking shaving cream through airport security.
Shaving cream will be considered a liquid and will thus be subject to the TSA 3-1-1 liquids regulation. To transport as a carry-on, any container of shaving cream must be no larger than 3.4 fluid ounces and packaged in a transparent zip-lock bag no larger than a quart.
Make sure to maintain the cap on the shaving cream container, since TSA may confiscate your shaving cream if it is missing. If you have a large container of shaving cream, you must include it in your checked luggage. Just keep in mind that there are restrictions on shaving cream in checked luggage.
Although shaving cream is classified as a hazardous item, you will be permitted to transport containers weighing up to 0.5 kg (18 ounces) or 500 ml (17 fluid ounces). Shaving cream cans considerably less than 17 fluid ounces should be extremely easy to find.
The combined quantity of these banned objects in your possession cannot exceed 2 kg (70 ounces) or 2 L (68 fluid ounces).
To summarise, beard trimmers, electric razors, disposable razors, rechargeable or not, corded or cordless beard trimmers, and hair clippers are all permitted in carry-on luggage.
Unless you have a particularly unusual-looking electric beard trimmer, you should be able to transport it in hand luggage.