10 Steps for No-Shave November Upkeep with Cannabis Topicals

Month: November 2023

As the brisk winds of November sweep across the Northern Hemisphere, men from all walks of life embark on a personal journey to cultivate their upper lip fuzz in the name of men’s health awareness. This annual ritual, known as No-Shave November or “Movember,” serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of men’s well-being, particularly when it comes to issues like prostate cancer, mental health, and more. Enter an unconventional, yet promising companion in this journey, cannabis topicals!

These soothing, cannabis-infused products have gained recognition not only for their potential in providing relief but also for their contributions to men’s wellness. We’ll explore how cannabis topicals can improve your Movember maintenance routine, offering both relaxation and potential therapeutic benefits that could enhance your month-line mission for men’s health awareness. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or just curious about it’s potential, join us on this exploration of the intersection of facial hair and well-being as we elevate your daily routine with these 10 steps.

Step 1: Choose the Right Cannabis Topical Cream

Look for a high-quality cannabis or CBD-infused topical cream specifically designed for skincare like the Nordic Goddess Body Balm from Sira Naturals, or the CannaCream from Treeworks.

The shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter from the Nordic Goddess Body Balm are common ingredients in beauty products that help hydrate both beard hair and underlying skin, while offering minimized itchiness and promoting hair growth.

While the MCT Oil and Organic Ginseng from the CannaCream soothes itchiness, fights any signs of beard dandruff, and can prevent hair loss.

Step 2: Perform a Patch Test

Before applying the cream to your beard and face, conduct a patch test on a small area of skin. The test involves applying a small amount of cream to a small area of the skin or beard to confirm your skin’s compatibility with the product and make sure you won’t have any adverse or allergic reactions.

If you do experience adverse reactions, cease use of the product and consult with a medical professional about your particular circumstances. If you need immediate assistance, call emergency services.

Step 3: Cleanse Your Beard

Start by washing your beard with a gentle, sulfate-free beard shampoo or cleanser to remove dirt and excess oils. A cleanser can remove dirt and debris without drying your skin, which helps prevent dry skin beneath your beard. 

Be careful not to overwash your beard, however, as it can strip the hair of it’s natural oils, leading to more dryness and irritation than intended.

Step 4: Gently Dry Your Beard

Pat your beard gently with a clean towel, avoiding excessive scrubbing of your beard dry as this can cause friction and irritation. Leave the hair and skin slightly damp, as the water helps create a barrier that locks in moisture, allowing the product to absorb more effectively.

Step 5: Apply the Cannabis Topical Cream

Take a small amount of your chosen cannabis topical and rub it between your hands to warm it up. Apply the cream to your beard and the skin underneath. Massage the cream in a gentle, circular motion to ensure it’s evenly distributed and reaches the skin. 

Pay special attention to areas prone to dryness or irritation, such as the chin, jawline, and neck.

Step 6: Comb or Brush your Beard

Use a beard comb to distribute the cream more evenly, styling your beard as desired.

Step 7: Allow the Cream to Absorb

Give the cream some time to absorb into the skin and hair. This can take a few minutes.

Step 8: Style Your Beard

If you prefer, you can use additional grooming products, like beard oil or balm, to style and shape your beard.

Step 9: Repeat as Needed

The general consensus is to wash your beard 1-3 times per week depending on your skin type. However, you can use the cannabis topical cream as part of your daily grooming routine or as needed, depending on your skin’s requirements.

Step 10: Monitor for Results

Pay attention to how your skin and beard respond to the cannabis topical cream. Over time, you should see improvements in skin hydration, reduced irritation, and beard growth.

No-Shave November is not just a challenge; it’s a movement to support cancer awareness and research. The use of cannabis topicals in your grooming routine can be a unique and natural way to maintain a healthy beard, while also enjoying potential benefits for your skin. Remember to choose the right cannabis topical product for your needs and research how the ingredients might affect you, perform a patch test, and apply it with care. Be patient and consistent, as the effects of these products can vary from person to person. 

As your beard flourishes throughout the month, you’ll not only raise awareness for important causes but also look and feel your best. So, gentlemen, embrace the power of cannabis topicals and the spirit of No-Shave November, growing hope, awareness, and a sense of community.