At-home easy hair care tips

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"How to Winterize Your Hair this Season"
By Clark Russell from the show "Spilt Ends"

During the winter the elements can be harmful to your precious locks. Extreme cold, wind, heat from heaters and dryers can dry out your hair in no time. The summer sun helps produce Vitamin D and the natural oils are more present during the summer. During the winter, the lack of sun and the warm weather are not as common, thus your hair and skin are dryer. All though we always recommend talking to a professional about color and hair cutting, we have some tips that you can use at home to help winterize your hair this season. We have some great hair mask recipes that have great elements of Vitamin D and nutritive oils that your hair is guaranteed to soak up and enjoy, and the best part is, most people have them in their very own kitchens.

Avocado hair mask
Mash the flesh of one ripe organic avocado. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix until creamy and then apply to your hair. Leave for 20 minutes and then wash out with a gentle shampoo.

Honey and Olive oil mask
Mix 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with 2 tablespoons of organic honey. Apply to your hair and wrap your head in plastic film or put on a shower hat. Leave for at least 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual, rinsing well.

Banana and Extra Virgin Olive Oil mask for dry, damaged hair
Mash a ripe banana and add a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and massage into your hair. Leave for 15 - 30 minutes. Wash out with gentle shampoo.

Milk and honey mask
Mix a tablespoon of organic honey in half a cup of organic butter milk or goats milk. Apply to your hair and leave for 15 minutes. Wash out with a mild shampoo.

Honey shine rinse
Mix 1 teaspoon of organic honey into 4 cups of warm water. Make sure it's well dissolved. Use as a rinse after shampooing and don't wash out. Dry as normal for a great shine!

About Clark Russell:
Clark Russell has many achievements in the hair care industry, and has risen to be one of the top Stylists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Clark has showcased his work on and off the red carpets, fashion runways and commercial print work. Training and collaborating with some of the biggest names in fashion and hair care, Clark is not only an Icon as a stylist but a mentor and teacher to his staff, colleagues, and clients alike. Believing that great hair and fashion go hand in hand, Clark has been featured in many beauty and fashion magazines and publications. Currently working with Latin Heat Entertainment and VIP Latino Magazine, Clark is lending his knowledge and expertise as the official beauty and fashion expert, forecasting and giving tips to readers about current fashion and beauty trends.

With Latin Heat Entertainment and Charles Drew University, Clark performed a make-over to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS research. Clark has most recently worked with Latin Heat Entertainment for the 2009 ALMA Awards Make-overs, and will be working on an up and coming event for The National Hispanic Foundation of the Arts.

In the entertainment world, Clark has worked many red carpet events including, the opportunity to be the personal hair and make-up artist for Eve Branson, mother of Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, for her Rock the Kasbah party, which was tribute and charity event for Eve for her work in Morocco. Being the host of the red carpet charity event, was thrilled with her new look, and dubbed Clark her personal "Van Gough of Hair Styling and Makeup Artistry."

With VIP Latino and Latin Heat, Clark worked as the hairstylist and make-up artist on the Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency Show on the Oxygen and Bravo networks. Clark colored, cut, styles, and applied makeup to three of the new Latina models of the new Latin division of the agency. The new Latin models were prepped for the magazine shoot of the new Constance Marie fashion line, shown in VIP Latino Magazine.

Working also in commercial print work, Clark has not only created his own imagery for his salon, but also for like likes of large companies. A recent example would be his work with Dudum Sports and Entertainment, creating the signature look of the "Maria Maria" girl, for the Carlos Santana theme restaurants in Las Vegas as well as the Maria Maria Cantina restaurants. You may see Clark on the Maria! Maria! Restaurant commercial as the Bar Tender.

Clark has also worked on several runway projects. Accompanying Alterna USA, Clark and team worked at LA Fashion Week for the "Street Fame" Fashion Show by Christian Audigier. Creating his own runway looks, Clark has created several hair fashion shows including Hot! Sexy! You!, and Heavenly Sins!, an avant gaurde inspired hair show.

Make sure to check in each month with Latin Heat Entertainment and VIP Latino Magazine for Clark Russell's VIP Make-over's, as well as beauty and fashion tips for anyone on or off the red carpet. Clark is available for Red Carpet Events, Commercial and Print Work, VIP Make-over's and more. Please contact Clark Russell Salon for more information.

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