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Hair straightener use in dublin

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Hair straightener use in dublin

Can I convert my hair straightener (flat iron) in Dublin w/ adapter or converter? I was told that it would burn out. If this is true where can I buy a cheap one when I get there?

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1. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

Take a look at Argos or Boots, both sell them and are in most shopping centres.

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2. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

if your straightener is single voltage of 110v, dont bring it. with an adaptor it would blow, and voltage converters are not worth it for one item. far better to just purchase one over here in any electrical goods stores, of which there are plenty.

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3. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

I've used mine in Europe with an adaptor, but it is dual voltage. If yours is dual voltage also, it should be OK.

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4. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

try walmart, or kmart, for a dual voltage one....you can then use it on both sides of the pond...

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5. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

buy a cheap one here - don't want to use up your baggage allowance - donate to charity shop before you leave

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6. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

Greetings katy-lied, Most charity shops, will not accept any electrical appliances, especially personal care items.

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7. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

quite right too. they have no idea if the item is perfect or if it might electrocute someone.

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8. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

nakagoli, You are spot on. zap!

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9. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

Frizzed - you can probably get one on Amazon or Magellan's travel or somewhere like that (cheaper on Amazon, same stuff). You don't want to use a converter on anything heated. And FYI - unlike in the US, in Ireland there are no outlets in the bathrooms.....so you will have to do your hair somewhere else in the room (which can be interesting, depending).

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10. Re: Hair straightener use in dublin

Greetings Frizzed, Tesco stores in Ireland, are similar to kmart/walmart stores, besides food/clothing, Tesco sells small appliances, electrical converters & adapters. Here is a website, to find a store location. www.tesco.com/store-locator/ie/

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