Well, the end of October is fast approaching kids and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s almost time for—No Shave November!
For those of you who don’t know, No Shave November, or Novembeard as some guys like to call it, is an extremely masculine, month-long holiday wherein us manly men (not so fast Robert Pattinson) don’t shave our faces.
Sounds pretty simple, right?
And that’s how we men like our celebrations.
That’s also how we like pretty much everything else.
1. Is there little to no effort? Check.
2. Is there booze involved? That’s entirely up to you, Captain Beardface. Sort of check.
3. Is there food involved, say .50 buffalo wings? Yes, and if you get too many, you won’t even need a doggie bag. They don’t call it a flavor saver for nothin’, Champ. Double check.
There are a few “official” rules listed in the link at the top of this post, but you can modify them if you need to. Technically, you’re not supposed to touch the beard at all during the month of November with anything sharp; but I, for example, allow myself to keep my beard somewhat neat around the bottom edges for work as keeping my job is more import to me than facial follicle superiority. Other than that though, I just let my beard flag fly.
And eventually you have to remember to use shampoo on your face in the morning as well as on the top of your head because beard bugs* are the worst.
And I’m not sure if I want to do it again this year because last year amongst all my male friends I was the only one who participated and other than having the satisfaction of growing a sweet, sweet soup catcher it wasn’t as much fun by myself. Oh well. I have a few more days to figure it out.
Have any of you guys ever participated in No Shave November? How did you do?
Have any of you ladies? Because, ewww.
*Pretty sure those aren’t an actual thing. At least I hope to God they aren’t.