November is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Movember. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the time of year when participating men (and sometimes women) don’t shave their mustaches for a full month. Of course, it’s for a good cause: to help raise awareness (and funds) to support overall men’s health, ranging from mental-health issues to certain cancers that plague only men.
Some guidelines, rules and tips are listed below to ensure a successful mustache Movember.
Rules For How To Grow Your Mo’
1) Sign up. Click here to join the movement.
2) Get rid of everything. Participants have to get rid of all their facial hair. After Sunday, Nov. 1, participants will not be permitted to apply a razor above their lips and under their noses again for 30 days. It’s all in the name of “helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives.”
3) Endure the itchy. It’s an uncomfortable feeling. Growing a mo’ isn’t easy, especially the first week. Participants’ faces will probably feel itchy and fiery from scratching, but remember one thing: It’s for a good cause.
4) Don’t forget to brush. Participants -- or “Mo Bros,” as the Movember crew likes to call them -- are asked not only to grow their mustaches but also to groom them. Along this line, there are mustache shampoos, such as Billy Jealousy.
5) Talk about it. There’s more to Movember than just growing your ’stache. Because people are probably going to notice the mo’ you grow, take the opportunity to talk about it as a way to raise awareness of men’s mental health, physical inactivity, and prostate and testicular cancer.
6) Stay classy. Here’s a direct quote from the Movember Foundation: “Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.”
7) It’s time to shave. Mo Bros get to pick up a razor for the first time in 30 days Dec. 1. Say goodbye to the ’stache, but, remember, there’s always next year to grow an exciting new one.
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