Here is all you need to know about how to participate and what No-Shave November is all about. This information is taken from the No-Shave November official website:
THE MISSION: “No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education.”
WHAT NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER IS: “No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Learn more about how you can get involved and start getting hairy!”
THE CONCEPT: “The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.”
HOW TO GET INVOLVED: “Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment. Put down your razor and set up your own personal No-Shave November fundraising page. If you're not ready to get hairy, sit back and support someone who is.”
THE RULES: “The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause. Strict dress-code at work? Don't worry about it! We encourage participation of any kind; grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable.”
HISTORY: “No-Shave November has been a tradition for many years, but in 2009 the Chicago-based Hill family decided to reinvent the activity to raise money for charity. This project held special meaning to the eight Hill children after their father, Matthew Hill, passed away from colon cancer in November 2007.” If you would like more information or would like to participate or donate, visit the website: https://no-shave.org.
Throughout history, beards have gone in and out of “fashion”. Around 2015 there was a “beardsplosion”, as one writer put it. All of the sudden beards were the 'in' thing to do. Why? Well, there are many different factors just like any trend. The same writer mentioned earlier suggests it was the result of everyone suddenly catching on (again) that beards look so darn good. Right??!!
A number of studies suggest that men with beards appear older, stronger and more aggressive than non-bearded men. Men with beards may be seen as more mature and as having a higher social status. Although studies have varied in results, bearded men do seem to portray outward masculinity.
With power comes responsibility, meaning having a beard, means maintenance. It doesn’t have to be a chore to maintain your beard, but it is a necessity. Beards can become dirty and that can be unhealthy if left unchecked. Remember to wash and even condition your beard, as you would any other hair. Here are a few 'must-have' beard products: beard oil and beard balm. Our Beard oil is made up of all natural ingredients, sensitive to all skin types, very effective and we have the best manly scents. For those who are not a big fan of smells, we also have a scent free option. Second, our beard oil is used to tame those wiry stray hairs, cleansing your beard, moisturizing your face and even your body. This product will leave your beard looking healthy and tamed while also cleaning the skin underneath. Our beard balm is lighter than a wax, yet it naturally softens and moisturizes your beard while taming unruly hairs.
This November why not be a “fuzzy billboard” for men's health awareness? Start with a fresh face at the beginning of the month and “donate your face" until November 30th. Happy No-Shave November!!!