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How to Pamper Yourself and What to Expect

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How to Pamper Yourself and What to Expect

You have a half day, no chores, no work, just you, and time for yourself. What do you do? If you're like me you either smoke pipe tobacco, drink a beer, play video games, or all three at once. That may be down time, but that's not pampering yourself.

Pampering yourself requires doting on yourself. Last week, Rocky and I set out to do just that. We met up with Monica DeLuna of Salon Boutique Academy in Addison, Texas and we each got intense skin treatment called facials.

Just like you go to get your teeth deep cleaned by a dentist, going for a facial will get your skin to a place it should be that normal daily care can't quite take it.

Our facials involved a steam blast, to prep the skin both cleansing and forcing sweat to bring extra oils to the surface of the skin and prep the beard. After that we received a high-frequency combing of the facial hair. This is a light electric charge that creates a soft tingling feeling both killing bacteria and promoting growth.

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Immediately after the skin was prepped with a hot towel and a massage then removing any residue with sponges and dry towels. Then an anti-oxidant scrub was applied to the skin and left to sit under a hot towel. It's also fun because it's green and you can pretend to be Shrek.

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The towels were removed then more hot steam, massages, and relaxation. I know facials aren't usually considered a male event, but I promise as soon as you walk out you'll be scheduling your next appointment. Just check out these after photos below, I don't think my skin has ever looked or felt so soft! Don't forget, facials are just like most service industry jobs, you should tip at least 15%!

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Have any questions? Comment below or email info@ubiquitybeards.com.

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How to Find and Pick a Barber

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How to Find and Pick a Barber

Good barbers are hard to come by, and finding one that works well with your preferences, hair type, and style can be a daunting task. If you're like most guys, you bounce around from barber to barber, or even just stopping by a major chain satisfied with, "just okay." Here are a few steps to help you narrow down your search.

1) Search Online

And not just google, or yelp, but MULTIPLE places cross-checking their ratings across several platforms (this helps weed out biased pay-to-play type services like yelp). Use these search results to narrow down to a few barbers.

2) Look at their Porfolio

Do they have their own website? Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? Find them and check out the type of work they are posting and see if it aligns with your desired style. A lot of high-quality barbers, while able to do a lot across the board, focus on a particular niche of styling hair and beards.

3) Ask Your Friends

See if your friends have any recommendations or been to any of your potential barbers and get their opinions. Trusted recommendations are always a great place to start, or to settle a tie.

 

 

4) Try Them Out

While it may be disappointing when your hair or beard isn't cut/styled how you like, it does grow back, so get out there. You will never know until you try! Once you find a rockstar barber, make sure to reocommend them to a friend! These are men and women working hard to provide high quality service!

Soon, we will be doing barber spotlights, know a good barber that should be featured? Shoot us an email to info@UBIQUITYbeards.com

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How to Wash Your Beard

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How to Wash Your Beard

"I already know how to wash my beard," you say to yourself, "I have hair on my head, so I'm good."

Don't leave that milk mustache in, wash your beard regularly.

Don't leave that milk mustache in, wash your beard regularly.

Problem is, you're not good. I'm sure you've noticed, but your facial hair looks and feels nothing like the hair on your head which means you can't care for it the same way.

"Okay fine, my beard has been looking a little dry, but there are way too many products, what do I get and how often do I use it?!"

Oh I wish there were a simple answer. Beards are as varied as the number of people that wear them. Luckily the STEPS to beard care are the same, even if the frequency is different.

Do not wash daily!

Your beard is already designed to wick away oils, that's literally it's biological purpose (that and the warmth + bad assery thing), so shampooing daily only serves to dry out your already dry skin. Find the interval that works for you, but we recommend every 3-4 days.

Do apply oil daily!

You're putting back all those needed oils back into your skin. Beard oil wouldn't be necessary if you didn't shower regularly, but that's gross. Since we do shower regularly it is essential for you to put those oils back in.

Use shampoo AND conditioner!

Shampoo helps keep your hair clean but cosmetics companies are not stupid, they can sell you twice the products if you need them both. Shampoo is designed to dry out your hair and your skin so that you need the conditioner. When you do wash your beard, conditioner puts back a lot of the oils lost. It also helps your beard stay soft. But conditioner cannot replace beard oil, they serve different functions.

Sticking to this regiment will provide a BASIC outline for your beard care. Continue browsing the auxiliary products and routines that work best for you.

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Why your beard should be your New Year's Resolution

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Why your beard should be your New Year's Resolution

Long, short, styled, messy, doesn't matter. You don't have to set a goal to grow it out, or to keep it perfectly groomed, it's your beard, make it look how you want. BUT, don't ignore it. Beards require care and upkeep to stay healthy and to keep you sane, especially during the cold, dry winter season.

Prevent Beard Flakes, Stop Itch

Okay, that's snow, not beardruff, but you get the idea.

Okay, that's snow, not beardruff, but you get the idea.

Ask any beard newbie and the biggest two complaints are 1) my face itches all the time, 2) every time I scratch my now-itchy face I get beardruff everywhere. Proper beard care will render these issues nonexistent.

Brush or Comb Your Beard

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This seems basic, but the number of men I have spoken with that have never allowed the graceful teeth of a comb, or soft bristles near their face astounds me. Brushing and combing do more than detangle hair, they stimulate the skin under the hair encouraging proper growth, preventing ingrown hairs, and it feels great!

Use Oil

  • Your skin produces oils that your beard needs.
  • Maintaining proper hygiene and showering everyday removes these oils.
  • You need to put oils back.

This is an unbelievably simple, unbelievably effective, and unbelievably crucial step, yet so many people miss it. I get it, I sell beard oil, so of course I'm saying that. Simply put, that's why I started UBIQUITY, because I saw the need for oils and wanted to make my own.

Pay Attention to Your Beard

Check in on it, ask it how it's doing, see if it needs a trim or a different style. Are you getting split ends? Does it feel a bit dry and bristly? Have you been getting too many ingrown hairs? Every beard is different and you'll never learn how to take care of yours if you don't pay attention.


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