NO shave November

As soon as calendar hits 1st Nov, memes, posts and all the hype about NO SHAVE November rises up but have you ever wondered what it is about and how it all started. So, lets read ahead and learn what NO SHAVE November is all about!

How It All Started?

To start with, it began as an idea for growing moustache for raising awareness about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men.

It started as a personal fundraiser and awareness by children of Matthew Hill, who died of colon cancer in 2007 and this campaign got started in 2009 to raise awareness and funds for charity.cause of no shave november is donation

The main theme was to get men put down their razors and embrace their hair that patients under chemotherapy loses.

How to Participate?

The rules are pretty simple:

Put down your razor for a month and let your beard , moustache grow, and donate all the monthly maintenance charges to the organisation NO SHAVE NOVEMBER.

If you have a work ethic code then trims and minimum grooming are fine.

Hype about NO SHAVE November

With all of us being now more conscious about cancer awareness, its important for men to also look at their health.

The movements since they started (2009) have evolved into a full blown health campaign, raising awareness for not only prostate but all types of cancer and side by side give them a chance to grown an amazing moustache or channel their inner Viking.

With this campaign, it also paved ways for other discussions over men’s health that were otherwise too difficult too address, it can be low testosterone and sexual dysfunction to psychological health.

The movements have gained a great support and garnered huge attention on social media and they continue to improve annual shave november

The outcome has been that more and more men and people in general are now forthcoming about their issues and ready to discuss them. In our society or the mindset, we are living with, men are supposed to be indifferent to pains, emotions and psychological issues but this movement have bridged the generation gap we are living with.

Ask yourself between your brother, friend or someone from your generation and a person with older generation, like your grandfather, wo have a stoic nature, who will be more open to notion of going to a doctor. Our grandfathers will probably think of of that illness as a vulnerability and men aren’t vulnerable or so were, we taught.

This movement, this hype broke the taboo that surrounded men health in general and barrier of generation perception.

Although over these years, this campaign of NO SHAVE November has lost its true purpose as many of us are still unaware of the real reason behind this hype. Today students participate because of its trend and comfort because who doesn’t like to be lazy.

When Octobers are dedicated to awareness about breast cancer. It says it all and we women gets a lot more attention on such sensitive issues but NO SHAVE November doesn’t garner enough support from the opposing genders . The stats state well maybe because its more because of a trend than for a cause.

November although gives experimenting enthusiasts a great opportunity to try new things, something riskier with their beards or hair, listen because November is the time Dude.

As our Moms love the clean shaven looks, NO SHAVE November is as vile as their children phones for them.

This day isn’t only about trends and awareness although, its about celebrating you being a guy, getting comfortable in your own skin and being proud of you who you are however you are.

How you can show your support?

Other than not shaving for a month and all, you can also raise awareness by throwing a party guy. Get your male gang from the community together, keep a moustache contest, Beard contest, ask donations and what not.

You can also have your female supporters draw some moustache and have fun.


NO SHAVE November, so all in end it comes to the fact that no gender is invulnerable and we all once in a while need to express ourselves and celebrate who we are with a cause that’s genuine and needs awareness.

November 20, 2020

18 Replies to “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER”

  1. Annie Arora says: November 30, 2020 at 10:52 am

    oh wow! thanks for sharing all these interesting facts. my husband is enjoying this month 🙂

  2. Jyoti says: November 29, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Oh wow it is so interesting to read this . I had not heard about no shave November before. Glad to know the history behind it

  3. wanderingsurgeon says: November 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I can’t imagine a day without shaving. However I hate it. This is a great initiative: No shave campaign.

  4. Docdivatraveller says: November 29, 2020 at 11:32 am

    My father and husband, the only two men in my life are clean shaven people and they can’t imagine a day without shaving. This is a great initiative though.

  5. Rahul Prabhakar says: November 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    I have heard about No Shave November earlier as well. I strongly support this initiative to put down our razor for a month and let the beard and moustache grow. Next year I will participate and donate all the monthly maintenance charges to the No Shave November organization.

  6. Hansa Kajaria says: November 28, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    Loved reading this…. I thght No Shave November is just said casually and was not aware about the real reason n the history behind it. Its superb. I am share this with my husband for sure.

  7. Urvashi says: November 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Hey so much information. I always thought it was some crazy trend on social media. Now I know the importance of no shave November. Men definitely don’t pay enough attention to self care

  8. Noor Anand Chawla says: November 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I am married to a man who never shaves as a sardar! So yes, it is no-shave November for us all year round. Interesting and informative post!

  9. Yogesh Kapadi says: November 28, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I always follow “No shave November” -Never knew this was the logic behind it and now I can proudly continue this with a purpose of raising awareness and let others know as well

  10. Sundeep says: November 28, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    I really don’t have any idea about this no shave November. Thanks for sharing this detailed information on No Shave November. Will going to share with my few friends

  11. MeenalSonal says: November 28, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    Never heard of such campaign before. It is a great way to do our bit towards the betterment of society and bring about a healthy change. This pandemic has already taught us to prioritize health.

  12. Nadia Kohli says: November 28, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    i believe it was year of no shave specially due to pandemic..people get to experiment alot on their looks. superb idea actually to focus on what you actually want to do to make best of winters

  13. Subhashish Mandal says: November 27, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Being a beardo forever and I never knew all these details ..thanks for sharing this. Am going to share tbis with other folks too. Brilliant how history and then media changes things

  14. Jenifer says: November 26, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    That’s a nice detail post on this awareness. Learnt many things about this campaign.

  15. Cindy Dsilva says: November 26, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Interesting. I should read more on this. I didn’t know that this was the idea behind the no shave November. Thanks for bringing it to our knowledge.

  16. Surbhi prapanna says: November 25, 2020 at 8:34 am

    This is really info to me. I had not heard about no shave November before. I agree that many times nobel campaigns lose their real meaning and motivation why they exactly started . Loved the way you had analyzed whole thing. . Indeed people need to understand the real meaning of following any trend and should not do it just because others are doing same.

  17. Raghav Dudeja says: November 21, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Loved your take on indulgence of opposite gender. Also, when I came across this trend I was told it had something to do with soldiers who couldn’t groom during wartime?

    1. Sweta Papaiyawala says: November 28, 2020 at 8:15 am

      I never thought this could also be a way of being awareness. Help can be any way if you are willing too do it.

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