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Can I bring electric hair rollers on carry-on luggage?

Updated July 19, 2017

The TSA regulations for carry-on bags have become much more strict since Sept. 11 and several other incidents since. Since regulations are always changing, it's important to double-check any information within a few days of your flight.

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TSA Prohibited Items List

As of August 2010, electric hair rollers do not explicitly appear on the prohibited items list provided on the TSA's website. They are also not listed under the "special items" list. It may depend on the filament used in your specific set of hair rollers.

Security Workers

Items not specifically prohibited can still be removed at the judgment of TSA security workers.


If you want to be sure that your hair rollers can travel with you, you may contact TSA customer service before your flight. The TSA's e-mail is: TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov.

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About the Author

Based in Rochester, N.Y., Jenna Williams is a sign language interpreter who began freelancing in 2010. Her articles can be found at Walyou.com, eHow, Answerbag and LIVESTRONG.COM. Williams is working toward her Master of Science in communication and media technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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