The Ultimate Guide To Surviving A Long-Haul Flight | Clozette


Visiting a faraway destination is always exciting, but the flight going there isn’t always so. Still, sometimes we have no choice but to brave the cramped spaces up in the air for long hours. Although airlines are now working with health professionals to ward off long air travel's negative effects, it still wouldn't be so bad to take things into your own hands, right? If you have a trip across the world coming up soon, make sure to follow these tips on how to survive a long-haul flight.

 

Get a good seat


Rows of seats inside a plane and passengers surviving a long-haul flight


Think ahead and act fast. Try to reserve your seats as early as you can to ensure that you get the most comfortable one as much as possible. Choose from those in the exit rows if you want more leg room. To rest undisturbed throughout the flight, avoid choosing a seat near the front, as they're usually the ones designated for those with babies. If you want easier access to the loos, choose an aisle seat so you don’t disturb your neighbours.


Pick a comfortable outfit


An outfit laid on bed consisting of a white sweater, suede boots, and jeans


We know that slaying your airport style is quite important nowadays. Still, try to choose pieces that will provide you the much-needed comfort for the next 12 or so hours. The plane will surely be cold so wear some thick knit sweaters or scarves. Pro-tip: wear compression socks to help stimulate your blood circulation  that's how to survive your long-haul flight and the cramped up space that comes with it.

 

Maximise your space


A brown duffel bag on the floor


As tempting as it is to bring as many items as you can in your hand-carry luggage, it may be wise this time around to pack some of them in your check-in ones. Lugging around a huge suitcase and cramming it quickly inside the overhead cabinets while people shoot annoyed looks at you can be quite stressful. Also, pack only the absolute essentials in a small bag you’ll store underneath the seat in front of you. This way you’ll have as much space as you could to stretch out your legs.



Stay energised


A bowl of berries


You can’t just sit around throughout the flight — that’s just really numbing and uncomfortable. When you could, try to walk around every now and then. Although you’ll most likely be having in-flight meals, it would help to pack a few energising snacks like granola bars or fruits that you could munch on every few hours.

 

Stay hydrated


Water being poured from a bottle to a glass.


Being up in the clouds is incredibly dehydrating, especially if you have to stay there for quite a bit of time. Drink plenty of water regularly and avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol. It would help if you brought along an empty bottle, so you can ask the crew to fill it once they come around. Your skin will be affected, too, so bring a moisturiser or a sheet mask to refresh your skin.



Catch some Zs


Woman looking out plane window during a long-haul flight


If you’re travelling that long, you’re most likely crossing a number of time zones as well. While it's tempting to just kill the hours by catching up with your favourite shows, work instead on readjusting your body clock. Survive through a long-haul flight by getting some sleep. This way, you won’t experience fatigue and jetlag once you land. Slip on a sleep mask and play relaxing tunes through your earphones to block out external sounds. Lastly, think about investing in a good travel pillow and a lightweight blanket to ensure maximum comfort. 



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Today, we've got some fabulous news to share. From a celebrity couple's 'secret' wedding to a collaboration between two big streetwear brands, here's some news that will kickstart your weekend on a good note. Keep reading to get updated, stat!


Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are now married



The lovebirds finally walked down the aisle. After attending the Billboard Music Awards, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner got hitched at a Las Vegas chapel with an Elvis Presley impersonator as the officiator no less. Oh, and instead of the traditional wedding rings, the couple exchange ring pops. Adding to the low-key vibe is that the videographer is none other than DJ Diplo, who live-streamed the wedding on Instagram. Well, that's definitely a plot twist we didn't expect.


Taylor Swift accused of copying Beyoncé



Speaking of the Billboard Music Awards, controversy sparked after Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie's performance at the awards show. Viewers remarked that the marching band incorporated into the duo's live number bears a striking similarity to Beyoncé's performance last year at Coachella. Indeed, it's similar but the Beychella performance isn't really the first ever to have marching bands. Think about Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl, which was released way back in '04. What's your take?


Jorja Smith for Dior Makeup


Jorja Smith for Dior

Image Credit: @diormakeup


British artist Jorja Smith is the latest ambassador of Dior Makeup. The young talent is expected to appear in the luxury beauty brand's future editorial and digital projects in partnership with Dior Makeup Creative and Image Director Peter Philips. We're so excited for what's in store for this collaboration. Is it a perfume, a makeup collection, skincare line or all of the above?


ReFa introduces their latest facial roller


ReFa Facial Roller


From cleansing devices to facial rollers, there's no denying that ReFa beauty tools are some of the most innovative in the market. If you're one of those who loves ReFa products then here's a sweet surprise: they're about to launch a new gadget called RHYTHM roller. It's the first-ever shiatsu massager designed to loosen stiffness in the neglected facial muscles and promote circulation for beautiful skin. It's safe to say that we need to give this a try. 



adidas Originals partners up with Billionaire Boys Club


adidas Originals Billionaire Boys Club


We know what you're thinking, and no, not with the movie starring Ansel Elgort. The Billionaire Boys Club we're talking about is the one founded by Pharrell Williams and Nigo (who also founded A Bathing Ape). The up-and-coming streetwear line partners up with iconic sports brand adidas for a special collection featuring the exclusive elevated editions of shoes designed by Williams. Get ready to add these pieces to your collection.


(Cover photo from: @sophiet)


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Ramadan is a time for prayer and spirituality. But it’s also a time where it reminds our Muslim friends and family to live their lives in a more mindful manner. So making sure that you’re ready for all the work, errands and gatherings you’ll be doing is still of high importance — literally and sartorially. And did we mention that Ramadan falls under the bright and sunny summer season? The perfect time for a wardrobe update, if you ask us. So for your style needs between suhoor and iftar, here are some trends for inspiration.

A printed hijab


Try wearing a printed hijab


It’s the season to explore prints, patterns and hues. So if you haven’t tried it before, now is the perfect time to try donning a printed hijab. When paired with a neutral outfit, it becomes a piece that lightens up and elevates the look. But before you set out to the world wearing your new hijab, make sure what’s underneath stays fresh despite the heat during the season.


The Rejoice Hijab Perfection Series

The Rejoice Hijab Perfection series is great for this because it cleans the scalp thoroughly and gently without getting greasy or causing heaviness on the hair. It’s also been clinically proven to give a superior cool feeling on the scalp from the time you wash your hair until after the last prayer of the day — even when you wear a hijab under sweltering heat.


The Rejoice Hijab Perfection series variants

The series’ formula is also nourishing enough that it helps stop split ends from forming even though the hair is tucked under a hijab all day. It comes in two variants, 3-in-1 Perfect Cool and 3-in-1 Perfect Perfume, that are great depending on your need and mood. Perfect Cool has a menthol, fresh mountain breeze scent that will help keep you energised all day long. Meanwhile, Perfect Perfume comes in the scent of Kasturi flowers that are significant to Muslims, especially during the time of fasting.

There’s also the 3-in-1 Perfect Conditioning Conditioner to give your tresses extra care. And did we mention it looks just as stylish as the trends this season with its new packaging?


A pastel-coloured suit


Nothing’s sleeker than a well-tailored suit. Well, maybe one in a pastel colour. This is the best of both worlds because it merges the sleekness of a classic and the playfulness of a hue. Pink has been a go-to colour for suits for a while, so we say play it up a bit by going a cooler route instead. Think mint and periwinkle!


High-waist and hijab

High-waisted everything


From skirts to trousers, high-waisted is the way to go. It lifts your silhouette up, making your figure look more slender. Opt for a pencil cut if you’re feeling for a streamlined look or go for a wide-legged one for a bohemian take.



Go for kimono


There’s a certain elegance lent by the kimono no matter if it’s the traditional one or the modern take to it. So a piece... or two will definitely be a valuable addition to your wardrobe. To go with the season, we say pick ones with loud prints.


Kimono for modest wear

Lounge in loud PJs


The pajama trend is here to stay. And if you’ve been hesitant to try it when it first came out, now’s the time to finally jump in. Make like Hollywood celebrities and local influencers who go about looking casually chic in their sleek PJs. To make it look more appropriate for going out, choose one that has a bold print or veer away from those that look conventionally like sleepwear and you’re good to go.


No matter your styling picks, make sure what’s underneath is just as sleek. Buy the Rejoice Hijab Perfection series at your nearest Mydin store nationwide.

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