Get Hairy this November!
November tends to get pretty hairy, and for a worthy cause. More men begin letting their facial hair grow longer, partly because of the cooler weather, and also in recognition of No-Shave November.
No-Shave November is an awareness campaign aimed at sparking conversation about men's health, cancer education, prevention, and treatment. (Prostate cancer awareness is commonly the focus, however, all types of cancer awareness are highlighted by various charities and foundations.)
A common side effect of some cancer treatment is hair loss. During No-Shave November, men are encouraged to embrace their facial hair by letting it grow wild (or tamed) and free. The movement reportedly started around 2009 by the Chicagoland Hill family. Their father died two years prior after a battle with colon cancer. They’ve since turned his legacy into a charity that’s raised millions of dollars for cancer awareness and research.
Technically, anyone can participate in No-Shave November (men and women). The guidelines to get in on the action are simple: Put down your razor for 30 days. (Forgo shaving any part of your visible body.) The conversations will come up! Use the opportunities to point people to charities that support cancer awareness, prevention and research. People are asked to donate the money that they would typically spend on grooming to a cancer awareness foundation.
Lots of employers are on board for No-Shave November and don’t make a fuss about employees getting extra hairy. Some employers allow guys to grow their facial hair, but require them to do some man-scaping to keep things a bit more groomed. If you’re someone who needs to groom your facial hair for work purposes, we have a couple suggestions. By the way, Danielle Renée, LLC is donating a portion of beard product sales made during the month of November 2020 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Using the code “NoShave” during November will save you 15% on beard products.
If you’re growing a beard for the first time this November, you may experience some *bumps and itching along the way. The key to reducing these irritating scenarios boils down to moisture and hair softening.
How to hydrate and soften?
Sunset Joe Beard Oil by Danielle Renée is a vegan & gluten-free product that hydrates and nourishes the skin underneath the beard. Key ingredients include Crambe Abyssinica, an Ethiopian seed oil used for softness. Sunset Joe is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids for boosted hydration. This unique vegan blend of Crambe Abyssinica, Argan, Avocado, Apricot, Coffee, Tonka, Shea, and Primrose will grow your beard healthy, strong, and full.
How to tame the beast?
Sunrise Joe Beard Butter is an all-natural blend of essential oils and vitamins used for taming and grooming facial hairs. This product provides a nourishing hold that helps shape facial hair. The scent of coffee + tobacco & hops is earthy and extremely sultry.
Remember, “With a great beard comes great responsibility.” Now get to growing!