It’s ‘No Shave November’, also known as ‘Movember’. It’s a hair-raising [literally] month where you take up the challenge to grow a beard all in the name of a good cause. Just as an added bonus, you also get to laugh at your friends for looking scruffy and growing a scraggly beard.
Anyway, for those of you who don’t know the significance of Movember, it was created as an annual event to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Like we said, it’s all for a good cause so start growing ‘em beards.
If you’re growing your beard from scratch then you need to remember these points. The beginning is always a challenge, like everything else in life, you have to fight the itch. Also, grow your beard to an inch or more before you try shaping it.
Having said that, growing a beard is not the tricky part, it’s maintaining it that’s the test.
We’ve got some handy tips for you to follow so you can build some serious facial hair creds.
You’ve heard this time and again, maintaining a balanced and healthy diet does wonders for your skin and hair. So, pack up on proteins and drink lots of water to get luscious facial hair.
A good’s night sleep can increase your hair growth (you heard that right!). Studies have proven that sleeping more could make your beard grow faster as sleep regenerates your body cells. This shouldn’t be too hard given the nippy November weather.
Like the hair on your scalp, you need to use shampoo and conditioner on your beard to keep it clean and healthy. Use a moisturizing shampoo and a heavy-duty conditioner to prevent the hair from getting too wiry and brittle. To control the frizz and keep it looking shiny, you could use a lightweight oil like jojoba.
Eat with care
This is the most important tip of all, no one likes to see your lunch on your beard. To prevent this from happening, take small bites, wipe your face often when you eat and always keep a napkin or two handy.
Beards definitely need some upkeep so if you’re up to the challenge, follow our tips. Trust us when we say, grooming is worth the effort because beards might just make the first impression.