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How to Ship a Hair Dryer

Ship a hair dryerHair dryers, also called blow-dryers, are essential grooming tools for most women and some men. Apart from drying hair quickly with the use of cool or hot air, these devices also aid in shaping or styling hair.

Invented around the end of the 19th century, the first hair dryers are bulky equipment which require the user to sit under a hood or dome that blows out hot air. By the 1920s, handheld and more portable blow-dryers have been developed.

Today, hair dryers are small, lightweight, electrically-powered handheld devices that don't take much space on the bathroom counter. They usually come with different attachments, such as diffusers, airflow concentrators, and comb nozzles. There are even models with folding handles making them perfect for travels.

Just like other electrical devices, hair dryers have fragile inner workings that must be protected during shipping. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a hair dryer to ensure that it survives the rough shipping environment and arrive in good working condition.

The best way to pack a hair dryer is by using its original box which usually include a foam packaging that was specifically engineered to hold the hair dryer and accompanying attachments in place and prevent movement. Double box the package with sufficient packing materials on all sides and seal closed with packaging tape.

If the original box in not available, roll the device's electric wire into a neat coil and secure with rubber band or twist ties. Then, wrap the hair dryer and attachments individually in bubble wrap and use tape to secure wrap in place.

Arrange the items inside a appropriately sized box with packaging materials on all sides, top, bottom and between the items. The box should be well packed with no space for movement. Close and seal the package and place inside a slightly larger shipping box with packing materials all around to prevent movement. Seal the outer box with heavy duty packaging tape.

Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company.

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