Start Movember With a Clean Shave


Get a fresh start this week at 18/8 Fine Men’s Salons. From November 1st through November 6th when you show up for a classic, straight-edge razor shave the folks at 18/8 will donate all the proceeds to the Movember Foundation benefitting programs dedicated to improving men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer, men’s mental health and physical inactivity. You’ll start contributing to the cause even before you start growing your Mo when you head to the nationwide “Shave the Date” event. We spoke to 18/8’s Steel Team for some mustache grooming insight.

TM: Tell us about “Shave the Date” and why guys should be shaving before they start growing their Movember stache?

ST: “Shave the Date” is the first step you would take to participate in Movember. Rule #1 states you must begin Movember with a clean slate, hence a clean-shaven face, ready to grow your MO throughout the rest of the month.

TM: Do you have any tips to help guys through those first few days of growing a mustache? Is there any trick to ease the itching and scratching?

ST: Use a moisturizer or oil in the morning and at night to soften the hair, which will help reduce itchiness.

TM: For mustache virgins, what is the best way to shape your Mo so that you are taken seriously at the office? Give us a tip on how to look less creep and more “veep”.

ST: Use a little mustache wax to control and groom the hair into the style you want. You are training the hair into shape. Purchasing a mustache comb to smooth hair and control the direction of the growth is the key to a well-groomed look. It’s about training the hair while growing it out. Keep the comb and product near by so that you use it often.

TM: Once you’re full grown, what are best grooming products to keep your stache looking nice?

ST: Using Griff’s Pebble Shave Oil will definitely soften and add shine for a groomed look. As for the mustache wax, try Griff’s Stache Wax or Gib’s, always a go to product.

TM: Getting a professional shave is the best way to take down your Mo once Movember is over. However, some handy, DIY guys prefer to shave at home. Any tips for them?

ST: We would recommend using a safety razor. It’s a healthier way of shaving. Cartridge razors have a lot of friction and cause razor rash and electric razors use a tug-and-cut technique that is not good for you. Use a shaving cream with all natural ingredients.

You can always donate Mo dough with The Manual. Just click here and give.