For those that are not familiar with Movember, it is the month when a lot of guys decide to grow the most fabulous mustache possible. This can strike some people as very odd, but some guys grow out their mustache and gain sponsors with the proceeds going towards men’s health research.
More than $650 million has been raised to fight testicular an prostate cancer since 2003. Regardless of your reasons for joining the Movember movement, here are some tips for keeping your style in order.
Keep It Trimmed
Length and volume are not always your friends with a mustache. You are going to need to train your mustache or groom it to be the way you want it.
Know Thy Hair Growth
It is just a fact that some guys can grow facial hair faster than others. This means it is important not to set your goals too high to achieve in the month. Some mustaches are going to take a lot longer to get where you eventually want them.
The point of Movember is to have fun and raise money at the same time. Gaining donations will be easier if you post updates and information on social media and your Mo Page. Being funny and entertaining can get people excited about your cause and raise awareness as well as funds. Just be sure to make each posted message a bit different to keep attention and draw more donors.
If you are not used to growing out facial hair, then you may experience a bit of itchiness or other feelings that will pass as you gain length. Avoid the urge to scratch too much if at all possible and realize that you can and will get through it.
Getting used to a mustache means being more careful an aware of what might be on your face. Drinking or eating is going to require more napkin time if you want to avoid social awkwardness. After having a mustache for a short period, you might find your etiquette has improved. Wash your mustache with a quality soap that doesn’t clog your pores.
Invest In Combs
New hair means you should add some styling tools to your bathroom arsenal. A comb made for mustaches and beards is a style essential. You may want two so you can keep one with you when you are at work or school. A good comb makes keeping debris out a lot easier.
Have Fun & Be Open To Change
Your mustache is going to go through a lot of changes over the month. You may decide to change your style a bit mid-month, and that’s OK! In fact going a little wild can help encourage donations. Having fun and interacting with others while raising awareness is what Movember is all about. With the tips above you can be assured to have a better Movember!