No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which men and women forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. 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.
We have gathered a few Beard Grooming Tips to help you start your No Shave November beard journey.
1. LEAVE IT ALONE
Throw away the razor and let that thing grow! When we start out on our beard journey our beards go through what I call the ugly beard stage. Your facial hair grows at different rates on your face rather it be patchy in some spots or longer in others. So fight the urge to shave, DON'T TOUCH IT and just let it grow! On average facial hair grows half an inch per month, In time your patches will fill in, the itching will disappear and your beard will look powerful and awesome.
2. SURVIVE THE ITCH
Improper or insufficient care of your beard and skin can result in dry, flaky skin underneath your beard. Moisturized skin and facial hair creates a better environment for hair to grow quickly, which will create a healthy foundation for faster beard growth. Buy some premium quality beard oil or all natural beard butter in the mean time, you only need a small amount to get your beard fully covered. Check out our 100% all natural Pale Rider beard oil and beard butter which are Unscented / fragrance free and formulated to soften, hydrate and reduce beard itch.
3. KEEP IT CLEAN
Keep that fuzz fresh and clean with beard wash and conditioner formulated for beards to help exfoliate the skin underneath your new facial hair. This will help remove dead cells and stimulate healthy hair growth. Your hair grows healthier and faster if the skin it's growing out of is kept clean and nourished.
Don't be tempted to use over the counter shampoos and conditioners, as they were made from much harsher chemicals in order to serve their purpose of keeping your hair clean. Using these on your face might cause dry skin which could cause beard dandruff.
After a few weeks the dreaded beard itch is finally over. Come December 1st. No Shave November has ended. That doesn't mean you have to shave off your beard. It is your call if you decide to keep it or not, and it makes perfect sense to become attached to your newly grown beard, especially since you spent the time growing it out. So my advise is to LET IT GROW and be proud.