Getting involved with Movember is a great way to have a laugh and do some good at the same time.
Competing with your mates or colleagues to see who can grow the best mo’ can be a lot of fun, and you can raise a whole load of cash for men’s health causes along the way.
Movember has been going for a good few years now, but not everyone is 100% clear on the rules. Can you keep your beard for the month? Are you allowed to trim your ‘tache? Is moustache styling allowed? Let’s take a look…
What is Movember?
Movember started life in Australia in 2003, when guys were challenged to grow moustaches for a whole month, raising money for prostate and testicular cancer by asking for sponsorship from their friends, family and colleagues.
Today, Movember raises millions each year, improving awareness of men’s physical and mental health, meaning you could be doing your bit to save lives and support other guys far simply by leaving your razor alone for a month.
But is there really no shaving at all allowed during the whole of November? Let’s take a closer look at the rules of the challenge.
The Movember Rulebook
1. Start with a Clean Shave
To give everyone a fair chance, you need to start Movember with a clean shave.
You don’t want to be starting the month with razor bumps affecting your desired moustache growth, so make sure you’re using a fresh, sharp razor blade.
For a seriously smooth, comfortable start to the challenge, we recommend shaving on October 31st with the Gillette SkinGuard Sensitive Razor or our ProGlide Razor for the best possible mo-growing conditions.