November is just a day away and while weatherwise it doesn’t make much of a difference to us Mumbaikars,it’s the beginning of the cold winter months for some people living in the colder regions around the world. However, November is a special month for men, it’s the month that connects men all around the world and brings them together. Yes, it the month of No Shave November or the Movember movement.
It’s the month where men around the world stop shaving throughout November and raise money and spread awareness about cancer and men’s health awareness.The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair,and instead donate the money one spends on shaving and grooming to educate people about cancer prevention. They also spread awareness about men’s health issues like prostate cancer and depression etc.
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Men who participate in the movement, start off with a clean slate, they shave off their moustaches before 1st November and let it grow the entire month. So far it was only men who were participating in the movement, but looks like very soon we will see women following their footsteps! A razor brand called Billie is encouraging women to join the Movember movement too.
While women embracing body hair is no longer taboo, thanks to celebrities embracing it, facial hair is still something that women are not comfortable with. Billie the razor brand is encouraging women to let their facial hair, especially their moustache grow.
The video is shot in a fun playful way showcasing women celebrating their facial hair. The women can be seen having fun styling their moustache with gel and highlighting it with bright lipstick as the voiceover says, “Our hair has a very important announcement to make: Women have mustaches too.The world may not know this because we go through a lot to hide them; we’ve been hiding them all our lives. But newsflash, we’ve got them.”
We also see them tossing aside the razor along with wax strips and tweezers. While it looks all glamorous in the video, the question is how many women will actually join the movement?