With the start of November 2016 comes the start of Movember 2016 and No-Shave November. The annual fundraiser runs concurrently to raise money and awareness for men’s health, but just what does Movember and No-Shave November entail? And just how can you grow the best moustache or beard naturally and faster to impress your supporters? Well, we’re going to not only give you some of the best moustache types and style to inspire your Movember looks, but we’re also going to explain just why these two campaigns are so important.
What’s the Difference Between Movember and No-Shave November?
Before you get started with any hair growing, the first thing you need to know is how Movember and No-Shave November differ, because it’s no use raising money for a campaign if you don’t know what the campaign is about.
Movember 2016, as the name suggests, is about growing moustaches for the month of November in order to support men’s health, and it also encourages the “move” challenge, which gets participants to set up their own health challenges and goals and track them throughout the month while raising funds.
No-Shave November 2016, on the other hand, is similar, but isn’t limited to just moustaches. No-Shave November encourages people of all genders to stop shaving to raise awareness and money for research, prevention, and education of various cancers.
How to Grow a Mustache (or Any Facial Hair) Naturally and Fast
If you want to be involved in Movember 2016 or No-Shave November 2016 and are wondering how to grow a moustache, what moustache design you should go with, or tips for growing a moustache, or are asking “How long does it take to grow a moustache?” you’re in luck. Here are six tips for growing the best moustache or beard naturally and fast.
Prep Your Skin
Before you start growing that Movember/No-shave November facial hair, you need to make sure that your skin is in tip-top shape. Make sure you exfoliate your skin once a week to get rid of dead skin cells, and twice a day, wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser. Clean skin that is free of dead cells is more likely to encourage the growth of facial hair.
Get Your Vitamins
Vitamins A, B, C, and E are great for encouraging hair growth, so make sure your diet contains a lot of them. In addition to that, increase the amount of protein in your diet as well, since protein is also known to help facial hair grow quickly. Start including protein-rich foods like meat, eggs, nuts, and fish into your diet for maximum results.
Try to Relax
If you’re too stressed, it will likely affect your facial hair growth. If you find yourself regularly stressed, look into adding yoga, meditation, or other stress-reducing activities to your day-to-day life. Most professionals will tell you that hair can tell a lot about the amount of stress your suffering and the more stressed you are, the less hair you’re likely to grow.
Have Good Shaving Tools
Even though Movember 2016 and No-Shave November are all about not shaving facial hair, you still will need some tools to keep your hair looking neat and trim. Make sure your razors, moustache, and beard trimming scissors are clean and sharpened—after all, your face deserves the best!
Use Amla Oil
You may have heard that shaving daily will make your hair grow faster and thicker, but unfortunately that’s nothing but a myth. Instead of shaving daily, apply amla oil to your facial hair and leave it in for 15 to 20 minutes. This natural remedy has a reputation for encouraging the growth of health and lush facial hair.
Style Your ‘Stache!
Once your facial hair has fully grown in, you can start styling it to your liking. Take inspiration from your favorite Hollywood stars like Tom Selleck and his thick, full “Chevron” moustache or John Waters and his thin, pencil ‘stache. You can even get creative and go for a old-fashioned “Handlebar” moustache or a “Walrus” moustache like Nick Offerman sports on Parks and Recreation. Your imagination is the only limit, so why not have some fun?
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