Hahaha! Don’t you think that the title’s funny? Instead of “travelling pants,” I’ve made it a whole lot vain-er . Well, come to think of it, we always want our hair styling tools around us, don’t you agree? They’re our sisters, and somehow, we share them with our friends during our getting-ready moments!
I remember during high school, during our retreat, seeing my really cute classmate ( she’s a girl ) fresh from the shower, with her hair wet, as she whipped up her hair blower, and started blow drying her hair. In that moment, I knew, that it was her secret for her impossibly bouncy and enviable hair that she sports everyday!
I remember two things that I shopped for in Watson’s before flying off to Singapore to study makeup – a precious hair iron ( it’s tourmaline! ) and a travel-sized hair blower. See, I’ll never be caught in Singapore with bad hair! Good thing that the tools I bought from Manila worked perfectly there.
But then, it doesn’t always turn out that way.
Way back, I was really really fascinated with those hair irons in the U.S. – let’s face it, their technologies in hair styling are way progressive than ours. Reading through cult favorites T3 and CHI ceramic flat iron reviews, I was deciding which to get. Someone sponsored me a T3 tourmaline ceramic iron, that really made my day, and despite of voltage issues and warnings that I’ve been reading online, I thought that it was going to be easy – just find a voltage adaptor, and you’re all set!
The day that I received and giddily tried my T3 tourmaline hair iron proved to be a day that I would never forget in my entire life. I stubbornly ignored “not for use outside the U.S.” warning on the box, and got myself a voltage adaptor, and put it on. Then, a quick, cracking sound ( I could not quite describe it ), and some smell of burnt electricity prompted me to stop using it. It had light on the hair iron, but it smelled burnt. Uh oh. Game over. Say bye bye to my precious T3 tourmaline hair iron that cost around $150. Total heartbreak, if you ask me.
Now that I’ve gotten my heart broken, I’m still not giving up with my “sisterhood of traveling hair styling tools” theme in life. Hair styling tools are my sisters, that help me look my best, and presentable during needed situations, so I am sharing this experience with you so as for you not to do the same – buy hair styling tools from the U.S. or maybe Europe, and have your heart broken. Check voltage compatibility. Make sure your adaptors work. It’s always safer buying from Asian countries ( I bought a hair iron from Singapore and it turned out fine yay! ) , and right now, I prefer buying my hair styling tools in my own country, even if they’re more expensive. I’m just playing safe. But then, when traveling to a country outside your continent, don’t immediately plug your hair styling tools, they might actually get ruined, just by that!
So now, with my trip to another continent coming up, I am definitely asking my friend who lives there to be a “sister” and share her hair iron with me, because I definitely cannot bring mine. Heehee!
Well, how about you? Do you have any stories about your hair styling tools? Share, share!