It’s the season to not shave aka No-Shave November (or more popularly known as Movember). Whether you've participated in this month’s festivities before or are hearing about it for the first time, we want to tell you what No-Shave November is all about. In 2009, the web-based non-profit organization No-Shave November was founded on Facebook. The organization is devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.
Individuals can participate by growing a beard or mustache. They can also then choose to set up a No-Shave November fundraising page or support someone who has one.
Since we’re all about beards at Fresh Heritage, we’re encouraging all of our barefaced brothers to participate this Movember by growing a full, healthy beard that will look good through November and beyond. Here’s how:
- Keep your beard clean. Wash it with warm water and condition it. Use natural oils, like our classic beard oil, to keep your beard moisturized and soft to touch.
- Fight the itch. When growing your beard for the first time, things may get a little itchy. Following step one by keeping your beard clean and moisturized should help. However, a small itch may be unavoidable. Whatever you do, fight it. It will go away after a few days once your face gets used to its new inhabitant.
- Avoid shaping or trimming your beard. This is why No-Shave November is the perfect month to grow a beard. Typically it takes about a month to find your beard’s true pattern. Avoiding the razor and scissors will allow your beard to grow in while supporting a great cause.
If you follow these three steps, by December, you will have helped to raise cancer awareness, and you will have a full, healthy beard. You’ll also be a new member of the Beard Gang.