Could anyone advise whether my GHD hair Straitners will work in Barbados. I have a world wide adaptor.
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Most GHD's will work abroad, there is a little 2 pin plug inside the UK one that you have to release.
You need to undo the little screw in the middle of the 3 pin UK plug with a posi screw driver. Check to see if yours has the 2 pin plug inside.
I did that with mine recently in Barbados.
I recently spent a week in Norway with lovely curly hair, my GHDs and no adaptor. THEN my husband decided to show me the 2 pin adaptor inside the plug!! Have to say I took my straighteners to Barbados last year and didn't use them once - the heat put paid to that & I had to live with the curls! Good luck & have a fab holiday. 148 days and counting....
Its more to do with voltage than the adapter. There is a two pin in the socket but i cant remember if it the round 2 pin or the flat 2 pin.
The voltage is not a problem if you have the newer model of GHD as they have a universal voltage feature. If they are older (like mine) then they run slower and cooler and therefore I have stopped taking mine!
Mine have the 2 pin plug but despite trying that they wouldnt even come on let alone heat mildly. Im currently searching for a make which will as i cant live without them it killed me last time. Maybe the newer version works, mine are 3/4 years old
you will need a voltage converter to convert from 110v to 240v and any good electrical shop will do them ie maplins etc
It won't heat properly without a big cumbersome converter. By the time you purchase that and lug it around you may as well have invested in a new 110V version or the universal version. Just using a plug adaptor won't help.
If you get the new gold series GHDs they will work fine in Barbados. Their voltage is rated at 110 to 220 volts. You just need an adaptor, two pins.
I just bought mine for my upcoming trip to Barbados.
As above, my old Ghds would not work without convertor but newer ones are fine as they are multi voltage.
However, due to humidity, rarely used!!!