What you need to know about No Shave November

Men are being encouraged to avoid shaving for a special reason this month

No Shave November.
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Ladies, if your man skips a shave and grooming of any kind this month, please bear with him.

That's because it's No shave November.

So fellas, whether you have whiskers, stubble, overgrown beards, unruly mustaches, don't cut anything.


Here's what you need to know about it:

- No-Shave November is a month-long campaign.

- Men are urged to stop shaving and start grooming.


- The reason is to encourage a worldwide conversation around cancer awareness by embracing our hair which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.

- The primary cancers of concern are prostate and testicular cancer in men.

- It is popularly referred to as “Movember,”  It was coined by a group of young men in Adelaide, Australia.

- The first known time it was ever marked was in 2009 by a non for profit organization created by the Hill family.

This is  according to the group’s website which says that it is in memory of Matthew Hill who died from colon cancer in 2007.

- Funds that would normally go toward monthly hair maintenance are instead donated to cancer foundations.

- Cancer experts believe that raising awareness by educating the population about cancer prevention, goes a long way in saving lives lost to the disease.

- No shave November also aims to boost early detection of cancer, examination, and efficient treatment, which eventually helps in reducing cancer deaths.

- For men who will not shave this month, there are so many benefits to keeping your hair. (Healthwise that is)

For instance, it prevents throat disease:

- Facial hair helps keep the airborne bacteria out of your mouth, in turn protecting your throat. It is believed that many cases of throat and lung cancer can be permanently cured by having a beard.

- Secondly, keeping your hair for the next 30 days lowers your chances of Bacterial Infection.

Beards ensure an additional layer on your face for protection. It protects you from the rise of open pores that bring in bacteria leading to infections and ingrown hair due to shaving.

Cool right? Happy Movember guys.

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