Welcome to November.
A few days ago you got to be scary, and now it’s time to get HAIRY!
Most of you are likely familiar with No-Shave November and Movember. If you are familiar, you know the guidelines. In case you are unaware, it’s really very simple- just let your beard or mustache grow, without shaving or trimming, for the entire month of November.
These traditions began quite some time ago. As years have passed, their popularity began to grow into what are now well-known trends, but each of them have a special purpose. The concept behind No-Shave November is to raise cancer awareness by embracing our hair and allowing it to grow wild and free. At the end of the month, you donate the money you would typically spend on shaving and donate it to spread awareness about cancer prevention and lend a helping hand to those fighting the battle. Movember is very similar, but instead of growing a beard, you grow a mustache. This organization focuses on men’s health awareness in three different areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. These are all great areas in which to focus, and the goals of spreading awareness and raising funds to help those in need are more than met with each passing November.
If you are interested in learning more, we have provided links to each of the organization’s websites below.
If you have decided to jump in full force for the cause, you’re going to need some tools to help you along the way. Maybe you’re starting from scratch with a nice, smooth face, or maybe you’re a few steps ahead with a full blown beard. Whatever you’re working with, we can help. You’ll find the key to a face full of success below with our eight recommended products.
If You’re Going for a Beard…
Growing a beard takes patience, time and proper care. If you want to do it right, there is an order of steps that must be taken:
Let’s dig a little deeper, and explain each step and the importance behind it.
- Mountaineer Brand Beard Wash
You need to keep your beard clean, but you have to be cautious about the product you choose to get the job done. A lot of companies use fragrance oils, alcohol and parabens in their recipes. While the finished product may smell great, your finished product may not look so great. Those ingredients dry out the skin, and when that happens you may as well say goodbye to a smooth, silky beard. Once the skin beneath the beard is stripped of the oils it naturally produces, your beard begins to suffer. It NEEDS those oils to thrive!
Our wash is 100% natural and mild enough for daily use. We use a liquid castile soap base and quality essential oils, so your beard won’t be left dry and itchy. It will, however, be clean because this product truly delivers desirable results.
- Mountaineer Brand Oil
- Mountaineer Brand Beard Balm
Following your wash, you’ll need to condition, just like you would do for the hair on your head. The best way to do this is with a beard oil or balm.
Our oil absorbs quickly and gives your beard a smooth, soft, subtle shine. While it’s busy making the beard incredibly attractive, it’s also moisturizing the skin beneath the beard and encouraging healthy hair growth.
The beard balms works in a very similar way. It is equally effective in moisturizing the beard and skin, but a lot of people find that it also helps with the itch that sometimes comes along with the growing experience.
If you’re trying to decide between the two, consider the texture of each product. In the end, it’s really about personal preference. If you really want to give your beard some TLC, we recommend using both.
- Mountaineer Brand Beard and Mustache Comb
Maintain your look by keeping it perfectly groomed. Obviously this isn’t an absolute must have for someone new to the beard game, but for a man who is no stranger to it, this is essential. Your beard is no different than the hair on your head- It needs to be combed and groomed, and this convenient comb is the way to do it.
- Mountaineer Brand Heavy Duty Balm
This is another product for the seasoned beard grower. The bigger the beard, the more unruly it becomes. Our Heavy Duty Balm keeps those stubborn flyaways under control while it conditions. This product is available in two scent variations, so now is a great time to add some variety to your collection. No more “bed beard” for you!
If You’re Going for a Mustache…
This process isn’t nearly as complex, but you still need to care for and style your mustache properly. Keep it clean (our beard wash is perfect for even the smallest areas of facial hair, like a mustache), keep it groomed (with the comb mentioned above), and keep it styled.
- Mountaineer Brand Mustache Wax
This product will give you the style you want, but more importantly, the HOLD you want. The hold comes from the main ingredient- beeswax. Not only does it get the job done, but it comes in a two ounce tin, so it’s twice the size of most waxes out there.
If you’re feeling adventurous and plan to do some crazy styling with your mustache, we also offer an extra firm wax.
For Your Products
- Mountaineer Brand Canvas Dopp/Travel Bag
Keep all of your essentials inside this convenient bag. There are several pockets inside, so if you are on the go you don’t need to worry about your products rolling around and potentially losing something. Plus, you can reduce the clutter on your bathroom counter, and we’ve been told that this seems to keep lots of significant others happy.
For all Faces
- Mountaineer Brand Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
This stuff is the real deal, because it will keep your beard and mustache clean. That’s not all it can be used for, though. Your hair and skin will thank you for it as well! This gentle cleansing rinse restores the natural pH of your beard, face, hair, and scalp, With a balanced pH, your hair and skin will not lose the oils it naturally produces, which will keep everything looking healthy and feeling clean. You’ll need it at the end of the day to remove product buildup from your face, and because it’s so gentle, we recommend it for daily use.
To Sum it Up
These products are a sure way to get you through No-Shave November and Movember without a hitch. They’re so great, you may want to continue growing even after the month has passed. Who knows, maybe you’ll be asked to dress up as Santa in December.
Whatever you decide, we’re here to help you along the way. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us through our social media. One of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will answer you in a timely fashion.
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