No Shave November – alternatively known as Movember – has become the ultimate test of a man: Originally created as a way to spread awareness of prostate cancer, it is simultaneously a challenge to see which of your friends can become the scruffiest, all in the name of a good cause.
This month also has the effect of categorising men, most of whom will have a girlfriend who disapproves and will counter by offering “No Sex November” as well. The weak links usually give up within the first week and shave but the real men amongst us will not only keep growing but will go beyond that and celebrate “Don’t Shave December”, “Just Don’t Shave January”, “Forgot to Shave February”,”Masculine March”,”Ape April”, “Manly May”, “Jungle June”, “Julyke my Beard”, “Aught to grow August”, “Still not shaving September” and then finally “Octobeard Fest” which involves chugging beers or lemonades whatever your preference may be.
Whilst some women in your life may have problems with your beard, but the coolest and the understanding ones usually (or eventually) come to love the beard and support you through your beard journey. The ones that don’t usually learn to deal with it.
So the important question now. How do you go about it. All you need to do is –
1. Throw away that razor
2. Be patient and let nature take it’s course.
3. Refrain from shaping your beard at least for the first 5 months. The greatest of sculptures are carved from a massive stone. The bigger the beard, the more leverage you have to give shape to a perfect one
4. Look after your beard and stache by using Beard Oil and Beard Wash
5. Groom your beard and stache using a Moustache Wax and a Beard Lotion
So lads, it’s time to show off your Warrior genes and be part of this grand movement that raises awareness about men’s health.
Team Gangs of Beard