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And now, Alexa Chung's relationship advice as it pertains to your head:

"Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice if you've just suffered heartbreak or you've broken up with someone, is to not touch your hair. It's the first thing women do, but you're not in a fit state to make decisions that are long-term—you'll have to spend the next four years growing it out. Don't have a fringe cut. Don't bleach it. Don't do anything, because you will regret it. Buy a lipstick instead. Go and kiss loads of other people, but don't f***ing touch your hair, as you'll still feel sad—and you'll have weird hair."
Cut to all of us sagely nodding. Find more hair musings by Chung on the UK's Stylist. [Stylist]

· Think humidity is an insurmountable enemy to your beauty routine? Try having no gravity. Astronaut Karen Nyberg has created a new YouTube video of her in-space get-ready routine, which basically includes bagged water and dry shampoo. How there are no roots in her perfectly highlighted hair however, still remains a mystery. [Refinery29]

· Potentially the best thing since love potion no. 9, L'Oreal Paris filed patent no. 8,445,004 B2 a few years ago for a "secret potion" that could potentially prevent gray hair long-term. It contains putrescine, the same chemical compound that gives fish, semen and bad breath their distinctly stanky odors. [TheCut]

· You know that funky burnt hair smell that always arises during laser hair removal? Well a new study from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery's annual meeting found that more than your nose could be at stake: The process "releases potentially harmful toxins into the air." [Elle]

· Covergirl has named rapper/songwriter Becky G as the newest face of their line, and between coming up with words that rhyme with breezy, she'll be shooting TV, print, and online ads due out this summer. [HuffingtonPost] —Alyssa Carroll