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Are you forgoing No-Shave November because in the past, when you’ve tried to grow a beard, it was patchy? We get it. But you don’t have to let your past dictate your future. No-Shave November is the perfect time to try again and do so for a good cause. The fact is that not everyone is lucky enough to have a straightforward journey to attaining a full, thick, and healthy beard and not all beards will grow the same or evenly across your face. With that in mind, here are three things you can do about your patchy beard: 1. Trust Your Beard’s Growth Process It’s unrealistic to think that as soon as you start to grow a beard, it’s going to grow in thick and full. While it happens for some that way, most black men have to wait weeks and sometimes even months before their ideal beard grows. Trust your beard’s growth process. With a consistent beard care routine and time, your beard will begin to appear full as longer strands cover those stubborn areas that aren’t quit growing as planned. 2. Trim Your Beard Beards rarely grow evenly across your face. That’s why trimming your beard is so important. It allows you to manipulate the shape of your beard for a thicker, fuller look. Before trimming your beard, be sure to comb it to get all the hairs settled in one direction. Next, cut away the strays and the dry and brittle pieces of hair. Lastly, use a beard oil to moisturize your beard and the skin it lies on. 3. Upgrade your diet It’s true that you are what you eat. So, if you want to be an alpha male with a full, healthy beard, you’ll need a diet rich in the hormones that produce it—testosterone and DHS. Eating foods like eggs, potatoes, raisins, and beef stimulates facial hair growth naturally. Nobody likes a patchy beard, but sometimes it’s just a part of the process. Trust your beard’s growth process and do what you can to trim your beard and upgrade your diet to grow a fuller, healthier beard in due time!
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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.