No Shave November is a month-long journey where men eschew shaving for 30 days to raise awareness for cancer.
But it can be a hairy road for those ill-prepared to deal with ingrown hair, facial itch, and scraggly growth!
Derek from Olio Beard Co. recommends that you start with a beard oil - at any stage of your beard - to soften and feed the skin, and prevent itch and ingrown hairs. After you have growth, you can shine up the hair with a beard balm or butter, making it soft and manageable - not scratchy.
Josh from Salt Lake Barber Co. recommends coming in for a trim once your beard starts to gather some girth, taking it from "mountain man" to "mom-approved" with some shaping.