Movember has become such a big part of our cultural fabric that it’s hard to separate the movement from the month, but that doesn’t mean it’s an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. When men who normally keep it clean-shaven start to nurture facial hair, there are plenty of ways to go wrong, even if it does just seem to be a simple process of “letting the whiskers grow.” Untamed, untrimmed facial hair in November is a one-way ticket to inflamed and over-dry skin come December, and we’re just talking about the guys here. Lets not forget that wild, indiscriminate beards also lead to rugburn for the people who date these beardos.
Don’t hate on Movember itself–focus your energies on getting yourself and your guy through the month of no razors. Now that we’re halfway through the month, there’s bound to be a hairy situation at hand, but a little conditioning product is all you need to reign it into a tolerable, cared-for fuzz. If you do it right, the skin that surfaces from beneath the transient moustaches should be baby-soft and tender to the touch come December 1.
Moustaches and beards alike could do with a comb-through to keep everything hygenic. It prevents long beards from tangling and encourages shorter scruff to grow in the direction you desire. Most guys might just take their regular comb to the fuzz, but it’s usually much easier and more effective to pick a comb tailored to the density and movement of facial hair, like the Chicago Comb Company’s No. 2 in Matte ($42). Pricey, perhaps, but it’s laser-cut, stainless steel body is pretty much going to last forever.