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Don’t Shave

This November, find ways to take care of your beard, like Marvel Comics characters Thor and Heimdall.

This November, find ways to take care of your beard, like Marvel Comics characters Thor and Heimdall. Photo by Amber Helsel.

No Shave November began in 2004 as a way to raise awareness for cancer—since many people with the disease often lose their hair— and men's health issues. Keep in mind that anyone can participate. For men who choose not to shave for the month of November, here are a few tips from locals to keep your beard healthy.

Liam Clements—I like the Simply Great Beard Oil brand. But keep it neat, and if you're prone to acne, keep a good face wash handy. I'm not prone to acne, but it seems my skin will have acne that hurts when I have a beard.

Thomas Lambert—Shampoo and conditioner. And don't forget a beard comb as it grows fuller.

Joshua Tillman—1) Don't shave Dec. 1. In fact, just don't shave! 2) Use Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger styling treatment oil. I've used every beard care product on the market but nothing works better than not shaving and Awapuhi oil! It can be found at any salon and is typically cheaper than most hipster-made beard oil that I've found. Do not use shampoo on your beard. A clean soap like Dr. Bronner's Castile soap followed by a thorough oil treatment is all you need.

Ethan Grisham—Conditioner, but if you can find it, beard oil is great. Shampooing occasionally is fine, but if you have really oily skin, doing it on the regular will dry out your skin under the beard and the beard hair itself.

James Collette—Conditioner.

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