Hair irons have become indispensable grooming tools for a lot of women. These accouterments come in a variety of types that have specific functions: curling irons are used to make curls and waves while straightening irons, or flat irons, are used to straighten the hair. Another type, crimping irons, are used to create crimps of the desired size in the hair. Hair irons are usually powered by electricity to heat up their surfaces and perform their functions.
Just like any other electrical device, hair irons must be properly packed prior to shipping to protect them from damage. These items have fragile parts, including surfaces made from Teflon, ceramic or titanium, that can easily get scratched or broken if not protected. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a hair iron to ensure that it arrives undamaged and in good working condition.
The best way to pack a hair iron is by using its original box which usually includes a foam packaging that was specifically engineered to hold the hair iron in place and prevent movement. The original packaging can be simply placed inside a slightly larger shipping box, filled with packing material to avoid movement and shifting, and then taken to the post office or shipping company.
If the original packaging is not available, a store-bought shipping box can be used. Remove the hair iron’s power cord (if detachable), neatly roll it and place it in a Ziploc bag. Do the same to other detachable parts and accessories (if any). Wrap the hair iron in several layers of bubble wrap, paying special attention to fragile parts, and secure with clear tape. Also, bubble wraps the bags of accessories and power cord.
Fill the bottom of the shipping box with packing material such as packing peanuts or bubble wrap. Place the hair iron on top of the cushioning materials, as well as the bags of accessories. Fill the remaining empty spaces with more packing materials until the box is well-packed. Close the box and seal the flaps and seams with packaging tape.
Address and label the box and take to a shipping company or post office.