You have probably heard of No Shave November or Movember and some of you are probably wondering what means and why there is so much hype around it.
So what is No-Shave November and what is its significance?
No-Shave November refers to an annual charity event where men don’t shave, groom, or cut their facial hair for the entire month of November as a way of raising awareness and money to fight cancer.
The purpose of it is to grow awareness about cancer patients losing hair by putting down your razor for 30 days and donating your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause.
No-Shave November, which started in the US in 2009, has men grow a beard, encouraging them to refrain from any hair trimming, cutting, or grooming, and asks participants to donate the money they would have normally spent on grooming to cancer research. Founded in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, the Movember Foundation—a blend of mo, Australian slang for “mustache” and November—is focused on growing mustaches and uses its fundraising to target prostate cancer.
The fund collected under the initiative is used to educate people about cancer prevention, saving lives, and aiding those fighting the battle. The month-long campaign aims to evoke conversation and raise awareness about cancer.
A few tips for those looking to participate in Movember or No-Shave November:
- Regular oiling and washing will for sure help you grow a healthy beard
- Use a round brush with fine fine-tooth to style your beard.
- Use a beard styling cream to keep your beard in place.
Maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet and dietary habits. Regular intake of protein and vitamins blocks the production of a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).