View Full Version : Will my hairspray explode...

03-28-2008, 01:02 PM
...in my checked luggage?

Sorry if it's a dumb question, but I haven't flown in 2 years and am trying to figure out all the "liquids" rules. If I put a can of aerosol hairspray in my checked luggage, will it be ok? A few years ago I saw a suitcase at baggage claim oozing shaving cream, so I have always carried my hair care products in my carry ons.


Tink's Pixieduster
03-28-2008, 01:48 PM
No, it will not explode, but depending on how its packed the lid could come off and its possible the spray button could somehow be pressed by something rubbing against it. Anything can happen during a flight.

I always put my aerosol hairspray in a sealed plastic bag when I fly (actually, I do this for all liquids in my checked luggage). This has saved me some grief in the past when I unpack my suitcase and see something leaked in one of the plastic bags. I also take extra clean baggies for the return trip home, in case there is a leak on the first part of the trip.

03-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the tips!