I’m sure most of our men will be participating in this month long movement. Movember or No-Shave November raises awareness for men’s health, particularly prostrate and testicular cancer, by way of changing one’s appearance or not trimming or shaving one’s moustache and facial hair. We at The Brunette Diaries believe in the noble cause, and would be more than glad to answer any related questions.
Now for the interesting part! If you too have decided to participate in Movember by not shaving off your beard and moustache, you’re going to need a few helpful tips on how to manage the fuzzy face.
A typical hipster beard is a long, full beard, usually combined with a clean pompadour haircut (Photo credit: Gregor Hofbauer from gregorhofbauer.photography)
Thankfully a full-grown hipster beard is pretty much ‘in’ these days; this means Movember has come right on time! So how do you exactly go about growing a beard? The short-cut method is to simply stop shaving. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Here’s what you need to do if you want to go hipster for this cause.
Test the waters:
In order to grow a hipster beard without looking like a murderer, you need to make sure you are able to grow a full beard. I suggest, stop shaving for a week. After the seventh non-shave day, examine your beard. Is it even or patchy? If you don’t have a good, even stubble, then the hipster may not be a good option for you. However, if you’ve got a bushy tuft all over the face, congratulations! You may proceed with the next step.
A full, burly beard may take a while to grow, so you need to be patient. There will come a time when you’ll look completely unkempt, but that’s okay buddy; try to tame your beard with hairspray and hang in there.
Groom it well:
A hipster beard is a long and full beard which does NOT go near your neck. So if you find that your beard is growing out on your neck as well, carefully shave your neck and let the hair on your cheeks and under the chin remain as it is. Go for a first trimming to a professional stylist and tell them exactly what you want. After that, you can trim it yourself whenever necessary, Grooming facial is important when trying to manage. Look at these examples of Black men beards. Invest in a good moisturizing shampoo and serum to take care of the itchy feeling. You’ll take a while to get used to it and you won’t notice it with time.
Because flower beards and glitter beards are soooo 2014, Krato Milano has developed a jewelry collection “dedicated to beardsmen who express their individuality in eccentric, yet sophisticated way.”
Krato Beard Jewelry collection consists of iconic shapes like skull, anchor, and classic crystals that could be mixed and matched to create most unique adornment look.
Beard Jewelry collection is currently available to pre-order on Kickstarter, while it is raising funds until November 3rd. Pre-ordered Beard Jewelry is scheduled to ship in December right in time for Christmas, so it will make a truly special gift. By supporting Krato’s Beard Jewelry on Kickstarter, backers are not only helping this unique accessory come to life, but also getting discounts off future retail prices and helping beard community grow.
It has taken over a year to design and perfect the items. The biggest challenge was to develop a functional clip that would firmly attach onto different types of beards while being comfortable to wear
Hmmm. Skulls and anchors are cute and all, but they seem a little… small. And I imagine from a distance they would just look like food stuck in your beard.