Does anyone know if my UK GHDs will work in Jamaica?
Nope! They won't, well they will show the light but not enough heat (power is different) . I think it's the voltage- I was devastated. Scruffy beach look Clare :)
Don't worry - even if they did work, if your hair is anything like mine, it will curl just a few minutes later. Its the humidity! And yes, the problem is the voltage. You need dual voltage - I've got a dual voltage styler - but as I said a few minutes later you wouldn't know I'd used it.Edited: 24 October 2013, 22:24
Thanks for the replies :)
Do you know if there is a hairdresser at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay?
Yes, here is the link for the spa!
Are all straighteners out in Jamaica? I have a Babyliss, but I'm guessing that none of them will get hot enough. I guess hair dryers work there?
If you're from the USA you will be fine - its just we from the UK and Europe who have problems because of our 240v electricity supply. However - your hair will curl after a few minutes just like ours :-)Edited: 25 October 2013, 13:59
I'm from the US and I leave my straightener behind. Even though it will work and straighten my hair beautifully, as soon as I walk outside my hair curls right back up! Humidity will do that.
I'm a ponytail gal in Negril.
A bottle of Moroccan Oil, a load of hair bobbles, a few hair grips and don't bother with the straighteners (waste of time and space in your case).
My hair is too frizzy without my straightener in Jamaica. It may not stay perfectly straight but it does keep some of the frizz under control that I get with humidity. I live in the panhandle of Florida and our humidity is every bit as bad as that in Jamaica and I keep my hair at least somewhat tame with the straightener here and when I am traveling. I guess it all depends on how frizzy one's hair is if they will want to try to use a straightener or not. I use a Babyliss also.
If you have dual voltage GHDs from UK , they will work but as previous posts have said you may end up with the Monica look in Friends !!