We know there are a ton of things on your mind — and your list — when you're travelling, but trust us when we say that taking care of your hair while you're away should definitely be part of your priority. For one, you won't regret the time you spent primping when you see photos of yourself with immaculate tresses. And two, taking care of your hair now (or anytime, for that matter) can actually help make it become healthier. 


But what's a girl with a limited stash of hair care products got to do to achieve good hair days while on vacation? Ahead, our top tips.


Bring the essentials


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We know how tempting it is to bring our entire vanity when we leave for a vacation, but, alas, we cannot! So the next best thing is to take the stuff you really, truly cannot go without. From hair care products to accessories, make sure you bring things that you will surely need and use. Get mini versions of your faves so it's easier to store them.


Opt for heatless hairstyles


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Heat styling tools can be hard to bring because they might take up space from your luggage. So opt for heatless hairstyles that are comfortable and stylish instead. Go for braids if you're going somewhere hot and humid so you can keep your tresses away from your neck and nape. If you're going somewhere a bit cold, go for a style where you can let your hair down like curls. But instead of using a styling tool, try setting them the night before you go around town.


Let dry shampoo be your best friend


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We go on vacations to wind down and let loose. But if your itinerary's packed with a lot of must-sees and should-dos, you'll be pressed for time before you even know it. While it's ideal to take all the time in the world while getting ready, sometimes it's just not possible. For days when you need to just jet out and go on with your agenda, let dry shampoo be your best friend. Keep your hair and scalp clean with just a few spritzes and a bit of tousling. 


Pamper it



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Just as you would prepare everything you're going to bring during your trip, prepare your tips (and tresses), too. Before you jet off to your destination, give your hair a bit more TLC so it's ready and pretty when you arrive at your vacation's location. Moisturise your hair before the trip to ensure that it's soft and smooth with the help of a mask. You can also use a leave-in moisturiser while on the plane to give your hair a bit more moisture. We all know how planes seem to be sucking out the moisture from our skin, and our hair experiences the same.



Protect your hair


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Just as your skin might get sunburnt when exposed under the sun for too long, your hair can get dry (and fried), too. So make sure you're protecting it with the help of a sunscreen especially for your tresses. Or if you've packed one for your trip, don't forget to wear your hat or cap while you're out and about.


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A new week makes us open our eyes and ears to new possibilities and fun learnings — and, yes, that includes our openness to finding out the latest and hottest bits of information in the worlds of fashion and beauty. As always, we serve them piping hot.


Bata Fashion Weekend




Now in its second year, the Bata Fashion Weekend celebrates fashion and craftsmanship with music. Titled "The Sound of Style," the celebration featured the launch of the shoe brand's new song, a showcase of exclusive collections, and the announcement of the winners of the Young Designers Challenge 2018. It was truly a fun-filled weekend. P.S. We were there to celebrate the inaugural run of the fashion event. Check out the highlights of our trip here.


A new Zara


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Head to the newly renovated Zara store at VivoCity and enjoy going around 2,700 square metres of fashion fun. Aside from top-notch architectural features, the store also prides itself on being eco-efficient.


SOOKEE Jewellery



Envelope yourself in the feeling of romance as you go around SOOKEE Jewellery's flagship store at VivoCity. The store's aesthetic is inspired by the hourglass, which gives it a timeless feel. Take your pick from their current collections or have one made especially for the person you love.


Astalift's first makeup collection




Astalift, known for its great skincare offerings, has delved into the world of colour. The Flarosso is their first foray into the makeup world. The collection includes eyeshadow quads, lipsticks, a highlighter, a blush and a couple of brushes. What makes the collection unique is it uses two of Fujifilm's top photography techniques: the overlay effect technology, which boosts the saturation of colours, and edge effect technology, which gives the edges of the makeup more colour saturation.



L'Occitane Cafe



Get yourself ready for the Provence experience in Singapore as L'Occitane Cafe launches in July. Indulge your five senses when you come to the pop-up cafe and discover the history of the skincare brand.



Here's what you may have missed last week. 


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It's Friday again, folks! Cap off your busy week with the latest and hottest in the worlds of fashion and beauty. 


Lash Slick




Glossier is on a roll when it comes to releasing new products. Meet their latest offering, Lash Slick. The mascara, which is said to have taken them years to develop, claims to be great for curling — yes, curling! — your lashes and giving them volume.


Haus Cosmetics



Lady Gaga is reportedly the latest celebrity to jump on the cosmetics line creation bandwagon. The popstar is said to be working on Haus Cosmetics, whose trademark was filed for in February.


Marchesa comeback?



After keeping her silence regarding the sexual allegations made against her now ex-husband Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman has finally spoken up. Scarlett Johansson also showed her support for the designer by wearing a Marchesa piece during the recently concluded Met Gala. Does this mean Chapman is ready to work on Marchesa again?


Royal Wedding Watch



We're days away from the buzzed-about upcoming union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If you want to see all the action, watch it live on E! on 19 May, 5PM. 


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Check out what news you may have missed here.


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