Why Celebrate No-Shave November?

By Kishore Sabareeshan | November 2, 2020

Does No-Shave November only have to do with sporting a manly beard? Read on to find out the significance of this phenomenon.

Why Celebrate No-Shave November?

You’ve probably seen the hashtag on social media, #noshavenovember, posted along with a picture of someone with a full-grown beard. Ever wondered what significance this trend has in society? The movement goes beyond embracing facial hair.

For your easy understanding, here’s a simple list of everything you need to know about No-Shave November.

  • What Is It, Even?!

No-Shave November is a phenomenon where participants forgo grooming or shaving for the whole month of November with the objective of raising cancer awareness.

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  • What’s Hair Got To Do With It?

The intent of this move is to grow hair wild and free and embrace its value, because hair is something cancer patients lose. By abstaining from grooming, you can use the money saved to raise awareness about cancer.

  • Is It The Same As Movember?

Though both these trends are similar, Movember has more to do with growing hair to raise awareness about men’s health by highlighting diseases such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer & mental health to name a few.

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  • What’s The Objective Of No-Shave November

The overarching mission of the movement is to raise funds that can be used to support cancer prevention, research & well as education.

  • How Can I Participate?

The movement is not restricted to any set of people. Anyone can be a part of it by just dropping the razor for a month, whether it’s women not shaving their legs or men who stick to minimal hair & beard trims because they can’t sport a wild beard due to professional reasons, everything’s considered!

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  • Any Rules Governing This?

Nothing stringent, just meet the basic requirement; don’t shave for a month. Then, donate the money you saved towards the cause; that’s it!

So now you that know what the ‘fuzz’ is all about, stay wild, child!

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About Kishore Sabareeshan

Kishore likes watching documentaries and discovering indie musicians on Youtube. When he's not writing content for a living, he's usually snacking, playing with his cockerspaniel or looking for big cats in the wild.

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