November is officially
"No-Shave November" or as it is more popularly known as "Movember" (moustache + November), is a practice to raise awareness for men's health issues like testicular and prostate cancer, depression, etc. The idea behind the movement is to change the face of men's health.
But here’s a reality check
Natural Beard Growing Tips
Your beard can be your source of pride and a personal proclamation of your masculinity. This Movember, be beard-iful with these all-natural growing and grooming tips.
Exfoliation is key to embracing your facial hair. Use an exfoliator with walnut shell powder once or twice a week to clear away dead cells and encourage hair growth.
Oiled and awesome!
Massage your face with amla oil (Indian gooseberry) to get a furry face. Leave it on for about half an hour before rinsing it out with lukewarm water. You can use amla oil on its own or mix it with ground mustard leaf paste. Grind some mustard leaves and add a few drops of amla oil. Apply and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. You can also start to get juicin' – here's some great-tasting amla juice to get you going.
Make like a fish
Yoga asanas can boost blood circulation and tell those hair follicles to get growing. If you believe in beards practice the following asanas daily:
- Shupta Vajrasana
- Activation of Third Eye and Throat chakras
Feed your face
Eat a protein-rich diet to join the bearded brotherhood. Another essential element in your journey to grow out your facial hair is saturated fats. Take in lots of healthy sources of protein (such as lentils and fish) and saturated fat (whole milk and nuts) to promote facial hair growth. Start your day with a glass of carrot + beetroot juice to increase blood flow and get your beard to luxuriate.
Keep calm and beard up
Experts agree that stress can be bad for your beard. Fight stress and face each day with verve by setting aside some time to meditate and visualize a lush, flowing beard.
Bulk up with biotin
Take biotin supplements to get your beard to grow faster and fuller. Get your fix of biotin with tuna, turkey, mushrooms, eggs and sunflower seeds.
Take your hands off
It seems to be a popular myth that shaving makes hair grow faster. Here’s news: A razor is not your friend. For the love of your beard, let it grow! Keep grooming and styling to a minimum till six weeks by when your beard will be fully grown.