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No Shave November | Keeping A Groomed Beard

Nov07

No Shave November, also known as Movember, was started in 2004 by a group of 30 Australian men. They wanted to find a way to bring awareness and support prostate cancer. The founders ask that you put down your razor for 30 days and donate your monthly hair-maintenance expenses to the cause.

Week one of No Shave November is under your belt, and you may not see any growth in your beard. However, come weeks two and three, your beard will start to grow. Today we are going to share with you easy ways to keep your beard maintained and looking fresh for the workplace and the month of November.

Cleaning

You do not want to over clean your beard and dry it out. Every couple of days you need to shampoo, condition, and moisturize your beard. Depending on the thickness of your beard will depict the amount of oil you use. For a thin beard use 1-2 drops, and for a thicker beard use 3-4 drops.

Trimming

If you work in an office setting, many employers know of No Shave November and the tradition. Make sure though you are keeping yourself looking professional and don’t walk in with a poorly maintained beard. Even though the whole point of No Shave November is to refrain from shaving your beard, if you do grow your beard out, maintain it’s growth by trimming the straggly edges. Done easier when your beard is wet, take a comb and brush to the edge of the beard without going all the way through. With your scissors, trim off all the uneven edges.

Shaping

Shaping your facial hair is very important. Of course, when you are trimming your beard, you will shape it, but you need to make sure that your mustache and sideburns are all combed through and have a defined shape. Taking a beard balm, take a dime size in the palm of your hand, rub it together to warm it up, and work it through your beard. Curve the ends of your beard under to create a clean look. If you have a mustache or sideburns, take the balm and pat down any flyaways.

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