Users' questions

Do you shave at the start of Movember?

Do you shave at the start of Movember?

Yes. On Movember 1st all participants should start completely clean shaven. Movember is for one month only and head starts are not allowed and go against the spirit of Movember. Remember – each Mo is a conversation starter for men’s health.

Do you shave November 1st?

RULE #1: START WITH A CLEAN-SHAVEN FACE The goal is to start the month of November with a clean, shaved face. So, a few days before the 1st, grab your grooming tools, and get to work.

What is the difference between Movember and No-shave November?

No-Shave November raises money for cancer research. However, while Movember supports a few different causes, No-Shave November focuses solely on cancer awareness and cancer prevention because Matthew Hill, the husband and father of the family that founded No-Shave November, died from colon cancer in 2007.

Why is no-shave November a thing?

It’s time to put down your razors, scissors or clippers and grow out your hair for cancer prevention. No-Shave November is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, research and education. Donate the money you would spend on shaving and grooming to help Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

What’s the difference between No Shave November and Movember?

No-Shave November feels more inclusive for females, who may not have facial hair to put on display, but who can certainly grow out their leg and armpit hair. No-Shave November is a bit more laissez-faire about the rules than Movember, which wants people to start the month completely clean-shaven and grow only a mustache.

When to start a clean shave for Movember?

Start Clean Shaven for Movember “You need to prepare your skin properly,” says Hickey. That means shaving on October 31st so you start the month with a clean slate. Hickey suggest treating yourself to a barber shave. Not only will it help you get in the right mindset to start growing, it will also make sure the shave is close but grows out easily.

Do you have to shave your beard for Movember?

If you’re still a little gun shy, you can go the No-Shave November route, which is exactly what it sounds like: growing a beard instead of just a ‘stache. (And if both of these facial hair-focused routes are a hard pass, you can still participate by way of Move-ember, which uses exercise instead of facial hair to raise awareness.)

Who is the founder of No Shave November?

NoShavember, also known as No-Shave November, was founded to raise awareness around cancer. Started by the children of Matthew Hill, who died from colon cancer in 2007, the project was started in 2009 to raise money for charity, according to its website.