Everything You Need to Know About No-Shave November/Movember

Fall is in the air, and for guys everywhere, that means it's the perfect time of year to start growing the kickass beard they've been itching to rock.

Movember and No-Shave November have not only skyrocketed in popularity, but they've become staple events in the facial hair community. As No-Shave November explains on their website, their goal 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." You can even set up your own No-Shave fundraising page, or donate to others'.

Movember is similar in that it also benefits cancer awareness, education, and prevention - specifically prostate and testicular cancer - but also works toward raising awareness and funding for treatment of mental health issues and suicide. According to their website, "We’re the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. We’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We're independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 13 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world."

So if you're ready to dive in and help a good cause, then throw the razors in the trash and get to growing. And don't forget to stock up on some good products that will make the process easier.

Beard oil

If you want to keep the man mane looking its best and staying hydrated, soft, and shiny, then you need some beard oil. A deep conditioner, beard oil will even help fight the itch that is commonly associated with the early stages of beard growth.

Wash & Softener

Grow it out but keep it clean, boys. We recommend using our wash and softener once every two to three days. The wash keeps your mane clean and fresh, and the softener was designed to keep it soft and healthy. If you're letting the beard come in, it's going to take more than the garden variety shampoo and conditioner to keep it looking its best.

Mustache wax

The 'stache is going to get epic, so you better be prepared to tame it. Score yourself some mustache wax and keep it styled. Scrape off a small amount, emulsify between your fingers, and apply to your mustache to give it a clean look with a natural hold.

This November, embrace your inner beardsman. Grab your supplies, exercise some patience, and embrace the beard.

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