No Shave November: What You Should Know

No Shave November

The No Shave November Season is on us again. Hurray! What do you know about No Shave November? Wait! Before you share, let us share our No Shave November story. Ready?

  • What is No shave November?
  • History of No-Shave November
  • How to participate
  • And No-Shave November Quotes.

What is No-Shave November?

No shave November is a month during which those who participated in it will forgo shaving and grooming in order to raise cancer awareness and evoke serious conversations.

The concept behind it is to create awareness by creating awareness by embracing our hair, lost by many cancer patients, and letting it grow wild and free. And at the end of the month donate the money you are supposed to spend on shaving and grooming of beards to educate more people about cancer, and through this will save lives and support those battling with cancer.

How To Participate in No Shave November

By now you should have stopped thinking of how to trim your beards till Dec 1st. This is for growing out your facial hair for a good cause. We all know that it is not an easy task to grow and maintain facial hair, but having a month out of twelve will help you master the art of beard grooming perfectly.

If you want to participate in No-shave November this year then you must be ready to follow guidelines. If you are ready; read the rules:

Rule 1: No Shaving Until the first of December

The goal is to start the month of November with a clean, shaved face. So, what you need to do is before the 1st is to get your grooming kits and get to work.

This is the most challenging part of this cause. You must be ready to ditch your beard trimmer or razor for a month. Note that it is not limited to shaving alone but also trimming or any sort of touching up.

Rule 2: Trim if you Really Need To

“Some rules are meant to be broken” Let take for example you work in a corporate where the growing of beards is forbidden, don’t be afraid. what you need to do is make sure the beard is perfectly trimmed.

Rule 3: Donate to the Cause

It is not enough to follow the trend by not shaving your beards until the 1st of December. Make sure to make a general donation to support those suffering from cancer, its research and education of others on its prevention.


Grooming Tips for No-Shave November

That it is a No-Shave November month does not mean you should not take care of your beards as needed. Failing to take care of your beard during this month means that you are already harming your skin and that is not what No-Shave November is about. What you need to do now is get a pen to write down the tips on proper beard or facial hair maintenance.

1. Clean Regularly

Cleaning your facial hair regularly is one of the few ways to grow healthy beards. And it is important to keep this in mind in as much as you still grow beards. Not cleaning your beard will lead to the accumulation of dirt, sweat, and bacteria, which can lead to breakouts, get the follicles inflamed and might get damaged at the end of the day. You can make use of clean water or get yourself a good facial hair cleanser.

2. Moisturize 

A little different from Cleansing, it is another daily routine that you should not only follow during this month but also after. Make use of the best beard moisturizers made with chemicals that won’t have severe reactions on your beards.

Moisturizing will help fortify your skin and protect from irritation and redness that might occur from the use of facial hair removal and Onion Juice.

3. Don’t neglect the use of good Beard Moisturizer

Making use of a good beard moisturizer will keep your facial hair smooth and hydrated, it will also help soften and condition your facial hair. Make sure to pick one that won’t get your skin irritated.

4. Trim Regularly

Trimming is not for beard maintenance alone it is needed to keep your facial hair in shape. It is needed to keep your facial hair strong and long. Also, nobody likes it when a beard is out of control and unruly.

5. Wash Your Beard

Beards are meant to be treated exactly the same way you treat other parts of the body. It can be wash with lukewarm water and moisturizing shampoo made specifically for Shampoo.

6. Don’t scratch, Itch or Touch Your Facial Hair Too Much

Do you know that touching your moustache or beard too much can get the skin irritated? When your facial hair starts to itch make sure to moisturize it.

7. Style Your Beard

The next thing to do for your beard after all the cleaning, and moisturizing the next thing to style it.


No Shave November Quotes

“Growing up, the way that I looked was very important to me. I was always trying to impress people, and when I grew my beard there was certain freedom, a separation, getting past this the way I looked, identify myself as a spiritual seeker.”

– Matisyahu

“I like having a beard. What’s funny is when you shave a beard, you realize how freezing cold your face is! The primary purpose evolution-wise is to keep you warm, to grow hair on your face. You shave it off, and your face is freezing for a few days.”

– Adam Scott

“I will never shave off my beard and moustache. I did once, for charity, but my wife said, ‘Good grief, how awful, you look like an American car with all the chrome removed.”

– Rolf Harris

“I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man.”

– Johnny Weir

“When I was a kid, I had this idea that I would have a beard when I got older. I thought it’d be nice to rub my chin.”

– Rosario Dawson

“Beard’s secret is always to be slightly on the edge but to pull back from a disaster at the last minute.”

– Mary Beard

“There was an old man with a beard, who said: ‘It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks, and a wren Have all built their nests in my beard.”

– Edward Lear

“I don’t like myself without a beard.”

– Jamie Dornan

“I haven’t seen my face since I started growing my beard, which was when I was a teenager, almost; I never shaved. So I don’t really know what I look like.” – Richie Havens

“Growing up, the way that I looked was very important to me. I was always trying to impress people, and when I grew my beard there was certain freedom, a separation, getting past this the way I looked, identify myself as a spiritual seeker.” – Matisyahu

“The American Race is marked by a brown complexion; long, black, lank hair; and deficient beard.” – Samuel George Morton

“I see the beard and cloak, but I don’t yet see a philosopher.” – Aulus Gellius

“I’m not gonna be able to grow a beard. I’ve realized my limitations as a human.” – Danny Pudi

“You know what I like about a beard? You can always look contemplative.” – Joshua Jackson

“Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator.” – Simon Cowell

“You know, I just tend to grow my beard out for ‘Parks and Rec.’ As an actor it’s always easier to shave or cut your hair for a role, but it’s hard to put fake hair on or grow hair for a role. When you look at pictures of me, the longer my hair is, the longer my facial hair is, that’s just the longer I haven’t gotten a job.” – Chris Pratt

“My wife hates the beard. When we dated, I would grow it out during duck season. She said she could handle anything for three months – but now I have it all the time.” – Jase Robertson

“It’s usually my mom who gets on me about my facial hair. I can’t grow a good moustache, so I guess it’s just a neckbeard. I just have trouble growing up there.” – Andrew Luck


Frequently Asked Questions And Answers

Who Invented the No Shave November?

It was created in Chicago in the year 2007 by the Chicago-based family after their father died of colon cancer in 2007. And in the year 2009, the No Shave November campaign started on Facebook to raise awareness and money for research on cancer and charities.

Is It No Shave November or Movember?

The different between Movember and No shave November is that; The Movember Foundation is all about the moustache while No-Shave asks men to participate by the growth of beard


Conclusion on No Shave November

You have read on what No-Shave November is, the guidelines on how you can be a participant, how you can support the cause and we have also provided answers to possible questions that you may want to ask.

Do you have a contribution you want to make or complaints? Make use of the comment box.

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