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Very specific hair dryer question

Quick question and I hope someone out there will have an answer:

I have short, but thin hair that most assuredly needs some sort of gel/mousse to style, and therefore, a hairdryer to make this end up looking halfway decent. (Please don't suggest a new hairstyle/ let it dry naturally - I have tried many times with no success!)

I will be traveling on British Airways to/from London, flying into Heathrow, with an additional side trip of a few days to Paris. For both of those cities, I will have access to hair dryers in the hotel. However, after landing at Heathrow, I would like to take advantage of the shower pods in the Arrivals lounge (flying business) but I have no idea if they have hair dryers there or not. Does anyone know???

I would hate to have to pack a hair dryer just for that first day, but I am really looking forward to a quick shower after an overnight flight!

TIA!

Posted by
2713 posts

If they don’t have hair dryers (I don’t know) do you need to wash your hair after the flight? I presume you will wash it the day you get on the flight and if the flight is from the US it’s not that long. Bring a shower cap, wash yourself and enjoy a refreshing shower and come out with dry hair!

Curly haired lady here - I only wash my hair every 3 days and I basically couldn’t shower everyday without my shower cap.

Posted by
21720 posts

I am sure they would have hair dryers. We have used similar facility in Paris and Rome and both had hair dryers. I would assume that they would and you might just call BA.

Posted by
3304 posts

This is easy. Email the shower facility at Heathrow and ask if they provide hairdryers.

I've done this when I've wanted to take a shower upon arrival at Schiphol in Amsterdam as I don't pack a hairdryer. They will tell you.

Posted by
122 posts

Mira - Oh, how I wish I could do that! But I tend to have a very oily scalp as well and really do have to shower every day. Combined with the mousse, I just get terrible bed-head. Traveling in the past overnight, we've been able to get into our hotel room fairly quickly the next day, so I just dealt with that helmet-head feeling for a little bit, but since we are arriving so early this time, I'm not sure our room would be ready right away. My curly-haired daughter never has this problem!

And, first world problems, I know. Still, hoping for an answer!

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Frank - tried to call BA (the US number) and got shuffled all around before eventually being disconnected. Twice. Evidently, if you aren't booking a flight, you aren't worth talking to. It's a good thing my husband accrues a fair amount of avios points each year, otherwise we might start flying another line. BA's service seems to be slipping bit by bit. I think I will do as Continental suggested and try emailing them this time.

Continental - calling didn't work, so I'm going to go the email route. No big deal. I still have some time before the trip. Just had hoped with all the travelers out there, someone might have come through BA/Heathrow arrivals lounge and remembered.

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Jean and CJ - great minds, huh? 😁 Thank you both for finding that link for me!! (Google just does not like me.) I don't care how old that hair dryer is, as long as it works!! Now I can look forward to a nice shower on arrival day. Woo hoo!

Posted by
99 posts

I have the same hair you do. I wear a hat or a Buff headband after a flight. I never count on having a hair dryer near me or even working. But it isn’t important to me either.