Movember (or No Shave November) is a movement that originated in 2004, and is all about growing out one’s facial hair to raise awareness about health issues no one talks about—prostate cancer being one of them! It's essentially about celebrating life (and longevity) and how better to do it than being lazy, growing out your beard and looking good while doing so. Because why not?
We spoke to 30 men—who seem to have mastered the art of grooming a good mug-rug—on how it's actually done. Read on:
Name: Rajveer Singh
Profession: Model and Actor
1. It's November— where are you right now, how are you feeling, what are you eating, drinking and listening to?
November is my birthday month so I travel to treat myself. I feel like I’m on top of my game—eating a lot of Swiss chocolate and clean food, listening to the songs from my upcoming movie ‘G kutta se’
Tell us about your beard timeline. How long have you been growing it? Any special beard stories?
It’s been a year and I never thought I would love it SO much. I get way too much attention because of it. (laughs)
Do you use products? If so, what are your favourite beard products?
To be honest I use whatever comes my way, so no particular brand, but I do like Man company.
What are your beard dos and don'ts?
Treat your beard with love and care. Shampoo and condition it everyday. Don't let it grow uneven, and groom yourself.
Has growing a full-on beard, changed your sense of style? Do you dress differently when you have a full beard?
Having a beard has changed the way I approach clothes. My style is definitely more mature now.
Tell us about your upcoming projects? What are you excited about...
I have two movies up for release., the Hindi one is called ‘G kutta se’ which has done really well in a lot of international film festivals and the other one is a Tamil movie which is produced by makers of Rajinikanth's 'Kabali'.
Lastly, what advice would you like to give for men experimenting with their beard?
Patience is virtue!