Should I purchase a dual voltage hair straightener if I’m not going to use it outside the USA?

QuestionsCategory: OtherShould I purchase a dual voltage hair straightener if I’m not going to use it outside the USA?
AvatarDaniel asked 3 years ago

It seems to me that dual voltage hair straighteners are said to be better than devices that feature only 110v. But if I don’t need this option, could I choose a «simpler» straightener which isn’t dual voltage? I don’t think that it would be less decent or effective. Why is this dual voltage feature so hyped?

1 Answers
Monica DavisMonica Davis Staff answered 3 years ago

You’re absolutely right – 110v to 240v universal voltage is only one of many other features that your electric straightener might have.

Whether to buy a dual-voltage appliance or not depends entirely on your personal preferences and purpose of using. I mean, if you’re sure that you wouldn’t use a straightener abroad then I don’t think that this feature should matter at all.

I know very decent hair straighteners which feature only 110v and mediocre ones which are dual-voltage. What I’m trying to say is that quality and efficiency of a straightening tool doesn’t depend on whether it features universal voltage or not. You should rather pay attention to other parameters like dimensions, weight, and material of a straightener.

What really matters is what temperature it could maintain or how safe to use it is.

I believe that hair straighteners reviews will tell you way more about the quality of one particular product. However, I suppose that purchasing a high-quality straightener which features 110v to 240v universal voltage isn’t a bad idea anyway. You’re saying that you’re not going to take a tool overseas. But who knows – maybe a hair straightener will come in that handy in your house that you will be willing to take it traveling?

So, I believe now you could see why dual voltage hair straighteners are so hyped. You never know where you happen to use it!