It's November and we all have so much to look forward to, such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Election Day! However, a tradition that is often celebrated but still overlooked is No-Shave November.
During this urban tradition, we participate in a worldwide initiative which gives back to a good cause.
What is No-Shave November?
No-Shave November is a month-long campaign in which you shave and regrow facial hair to raise awareness about an important cause: prostate & colon cancer (and other health issues impacting men worldwide). The goal of the movement is to stimulate conversations by embracing your hair (yes, all of it and the sudden lack thereof), which many cancer patients lose during treatment.
The organization behind this cause is committed to raise funds which support cancer prevention and research to aid those fighting the battle. The organization is called No-Shave November which is a web based, non-profit working with the following organizations: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer, & St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Rules & How to Participate
Participating in this fun initiative is easy. The rules are simple: put your razor and shaving products down for the month of November and let it grow!
1) A Fresh Start
To begin this challenge have your trusty razor and Rolda shaving products by your side. On the 1st of November, get ready to see a cleanly shaven face. If it's anything like mine, you’ll look like a teenager again.
2) Shaving Prohibited (until December 1st)
Remember the goal is to let your hair grow and embrace your natural look, even if it ends up growing past your usual style. Although shaving in any way is not allowed, trimming & grooming is perfectly acceptable.
3) Grow Awareness & Donate!
The ultimate goal behind this initiative is to raise awareness about individuals battling against cancer (such as that of the: prostate & colon) as well as many other health issues, to encourage us and those around us to make a donation and fund the battle. Donating to the organization, or to any that funds the efforts to cure cancer, will support cancer prevention, research, and education.
4) Use your voice!
Join men across the nation taking part in this great cause and use your voice to encourage others to participate in this challenge. Across social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, & Tik Tok, men are using their accounts to show their participation. Use the hashtags #noshavenovember and #Roldanoshave to join the challenge and see others’ transformations from bearded to clean-shaven.
Care & Grooming Tips during No Shave November
When shaving, make sure to wash your face with warm water to get rid of any oils or excess dead skin. Then, apply your shaving product of choice.
Our barbers recommend using one of our shaving gels for the best mess-free shaving experience which provides additional benefits such as Aloe Vera & Provitamin B5 to soothe, hydrate, & protect your skin. To complete the shave, use our aftershave tonic or gel to calm irritation and hydrate & revitalize skin.
Tip 2 - Healthy Skin Care
Ensure to care for your skin after you have completely shaven. Cleanse your face on a daily basis with water or your favorite face wash. Hydrating, moisturizing, and protecting your face are essential to keep your skin healthy. Use sunscreen daily to keep your skin protected against wrinkles and UV rays.
Depending on who you are, your beard could grow back in days or weeks. No matter when your beard grows back, daily maintenance and care is crucial for a healthy beard. Keeping your beard trimmed and controlled will not only help you to grow stronger and longer hair, but it will also keep your beard looking clean. After this, care for your beard by washing, moisturizing, and grooming with our professional beard care products.
Our beard kit is perfect for equipping yourself with the essentials of beard care. It includes our beard shampoo and conditioner which will clean, hydrate, and soften your beard with the help of Aloe Vera and Pro-Vitamin B5. They can also be multipurpose for your hair as daily shampoo & conditioner. Additionally, the kit contains our beard oil which will moisturize your skin and beard with the help of peppermint and eucalyptus, our original aftershave spray which will calm irritation, and our beard brush to maintain a well-groomed beard.