Don't Procrastinate! No-Shave November is Just Around the Corner
Summer's officially over, and as autumn settles in, men everywhere are getting ready to embrace everything that's awesome about No-Shave November. Naturally, the most obvious way to prep for this month-long holiday is to toss out the razors and let your facial hair grow wild. At The Vintage Grooming Co., we prefer to see the second-to-last page on the calendar as something more: an opportunity to present an artful creation by way of your face.
To help you prepare for this pre-winter holiday, here's what you need to know:
What is No-Shave November?
Simply put, No-Shave November is, "A Unique Way to Grow Cancer Awareness", according to the host non-profit's tagline. The concept is easy: you stop shaving, the organization receives the cash you would have otherwise spent on razors and grooming products. The cease and desist on shaving pays homage to the hair loss cancer patients endure when they're undergoing treatment.
While you let your beard or mustache grow wild and free, you're simultaneously supporting a great cause and boosting awareness of important issues. In other words, it's just another day where you're being your awesome self -- with added benefits such as life-saving donations and funding for preventative education.
Why Prep for No-Shave November Now?
There are a few reasons you'll want to stock your bathroom shelves early.
- Quantity. For starters, amazing products can sell out quickly in this highly anticipated time of year. If you don't want to be stuck buying cheaply formulated products off the shelf of your local store -- in hopes that your facial hair doesn't fall out from chemicals before the month is over -- you'll want to stand in the online checkout line early.
- Quality. You want the best products so you can on the brightest face throughout the month of November. If you wait until the last minute, you may find yourself forced to take whatever's left over (see previous bullet point.) Stocking up now lets you build an arsenal of outstanding products gradually so you don't have to drop a ton of money all at once if you need to replenish your entire line of facial hair care products.
- Choices. Before you let your beard go rogue, consider grooming a look that fits your personality and style. Are you shooting for a hipster vibe, complete with a waist-long beard? Or are you more in the mood for a 'stache that makes a big statement? Dabble with a few ideas early so you can achieve optimal results when the big month arrives.
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