Those who love a clean shave may be confused about what's allowed on an airplane when it comes to razors. There are a few rules about what's allowed in a carry-on bag when it comes to shaving implements, but thanks to an electric razor's lack of sharp points, the shaving device is good for air travel, according to the Transportation Security Administration. However, for those traveling with other shaving-related toiletries, regulations limit what to bring on the plane and determine how to pack it.
Allowed and Prohibited Razors
Not only is an electric razor allowed in checked baggage, but it can also be carried onto the plane. This is also true of disposable razors and cartridges. Straight razors are not permitted on a plane, and neither are safety razors unless the blade is removed beforehand. All razors are allowed in checked luggage. Batteries for your electric razor are allowed in carry-on or checked luggage.
Since electric razors do not have sharp points, you are free to choose how to carry them with you, but it's recommend you pack your razor securely so it won't get damaged during transit. Any other sharp objects should be wrapped securely or sheathed to prevent injury to inspectors or baggage handlers.
3-1-1 Liquids Rule
If you plan to travel with aftershave lotion, cologne or shaving cream, keep in mind TSA's 3-1-1 rule for liquids and gels. These items should be contained in a bottle of 3.4 ounces or less by volume. Bottles of liquids or gels should be placed in a quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Only one such bag is allowed per person and should be placed in a screening bin to pass through the X-ray machine.
Avoiding Security Hassles
If in doubt about the size of your bottles, the TSA recommends putting them in checked luggage. If you have quantities of liquids or gels in amounts too great, your items will be confiscated. Some travelers have reported that their electric razors have turned on during travel after they were jarred in luggage. Remove the batteries before the trip to prevent such an occurrence.