Your Guide to Upcoming Movember Events

Movember

You may be thinking about Halloween costumes now, but Movember will be sneaking up on you sooner than you think! Whether you have a moustache or not, this important month is dedicated to raising conversations about men’s health, all while having a lot of fun.

As Movember has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2003 (it now has approximately 5 million participants worldwide), you can count on finding a local ‘Mo festival near you.

We’ve done the grunt work for you and have found some of the most notable Movember celebrations across the country.

And should you prefer to get involved from the comfort of your own home, remember to enter our ROYALSHAVE MOVEMBER GIVEAWAY! We have 4 categories and we’ll be awarding a prize to the winner of each one!

In addition to the chance to win some primo moustache, beard, and shaving supplies, we will be donating $5 for each participant to the Movember Foundation. Now that’s a win-win.

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (Several Locations)

Get  your face prepped for Movember moustache growing – or keep your ‘stache looking fresh – at Flo’s Chop Shop at the Portland IMS, Sacramento Cal Expo Center, and the Long Beach Convention Center.

Oct. 31, 9 AM – 8 PM; Nov. 1, 9 AM – 5 PM (Portland)

Nov. 6, 4 PM – 6 PM; Nov. 7, 9 AM – 8 PM; Nov. 8, 10 AM – 5 PM (Sacramento)

Nov. 20, 3 PM – 5 PM (Long Beach)

TCS NYC Marathon

Nov. 1, 9:15 AM (Staten Island, NY)

More than 50% of men don’t meet the recommended federal guidelines for physical activity. Get yours in while raising funds for the Movember Foundation at the TCS NYC Marathon in Staten Island. Contact Tom at tw@movember.com to join the team.

More Info >

Shave the Date with Frankford Hall

Nov. 1, 2 PM (Philadelphia, PA)

Held at laid-back German beer garden Frankford Hall, the Shave the Date event will feature hot shaves for gentlemen, food and drink specials, and entertainment (plus it’s family friendly!).

More Info >

FM 94/9 Movember Party

Nov. 20, 7:30 PM – 12:30 AM (San Diego, CA)

Celebrate Movember with your fellow moustached folks at FM 94/9’s Movember Party, featuring contemporary music and dancing.

More Info >

Mustache Dache Los Angeles 5K/10K

Nov. 22, 9:30 AM – 12 PM (Los Angeles, CA)

A moustache-themed marathon open to guys, gals, and kids. Proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation, and you’ll be amply rewarded after all your hard work with a t-shirt, moustache finisher’s metal, and access to post-race festivities.

More Info >

Movember 2015 Sunday Funday

Nov. 29, 1 PM – 5 PM (Santa Monica, CA)

Celebrate the last nights of Movember with Sunday Funday at the Santa Monica Pier. Expect a bar operated by Jameson Black Barrel and food.

More Info >

Untitled-1

Enter the RoyalShave Movember Giveaway!

Movember-Giveaway-

At RoyalShave, we’re committed to celebrating the pleasure of old pastimes passed down to us from our forefathers, and sharing that passion with our customers. We are just as committed to men living long, happy lives so they can likewise instill that wisdom in their sons and daughters. This is why Movember, which is dedicated to raising awareness about men’s health, has a special place in our hearts.

To celebrate Movember, we’re excited to announce our RoyalShave Movember Giveaway, taking place now through midnight PST on December 2nd, 2015!

In addition to the giveaway, we will be donating $5 for each individual participant to the Movember Foundation, up to $500 – so technically everyone wins.

SPECIAL THANKS TO REX WAX, SHEAR REVIVAL, ABRAHAM’S MEN’S PRODUCTS, AND BEARD BUDDY FOR GRACIOUSLY DONATING PRODUCTS TO THIS GIVEAWAY!!!

DETAILS:

THERE ARE 4 CHANCES TO WIN! 

THE GIVEAWAY HAS 4 CATEGORIES; YOU CAN ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT IN AS MANY CATEGORIES AS YOU WANT.

Natural – Any natural moustache, beard, or facial hair

Styled – Any styled moustache, beard, or facial hair

Freestyle/Most Creative – No rules! Show us your best creative facial hair. This category is also open to kids, pets, and really anything you can put (faux) facial hair on!

Misstache – Ladies, we discriminate not. Show us your best facial fur, and feel free to get creative. Photobooth moustache-on-a-sticks welcome!

PRIZES:

There is a fabulous prize for each category! Each prize package includes wet shaving favorites, beard supplies, and even a pomade so you can give Don Draper a run for his money.

Each prize package is worth over $200! The products in each prize package differ slightly*, but here’s a sample:

  • Dittmar Stainless Steel Shaving Soap Bowl with Lid
  • The Art of Shaving After-Shave Lotion
  • Taylor of Old Bond Street Luxury Shaving Cream Bowl
  • Game Day Pre-Shave Invigorating Scrub
  • Morgan’s 3-in-1 Shampoo/Wash/Shave
  • Two Abraham’s Beard Tamers
  • Abraham’s Handled Wooden Comb
  • Rex Wax Beard Oil in the newest scent, Maverick Melange
  • Beard Buddy Beard Wash
  • Shear Revival Pomade in The One Who Knocks or Music or Misery
  • Tons of samples from Truefitt and Hill, Speick, and more!

HOW TO ENTER: 

Facebook

  1. Like us on Facebook.
  2. Share a photo of your best facial hair on our Facebook timeline. Include the category you’d like to be considered for and a caption that describes your look.

Enter Now on RoyalShave’s Facebook >

Instagram

  1. Follow us on Instagram.
  2. Post a photo of your best facial hair and tag us with both @RoyalShave and #RoyalShaveGiveaway. Include the category you’d like to be considered for and a caption that describes your look.

Enter Now on RoyalShave’s Instagram >

RULES:

No purchase necessary. You may enter as many times are you’d like in as many categories as you’d like on both Facebook and Instagram.

Last day to enter is midnight PST on December 2nd, 2015. The RoyalShave staff will select winners and announce the winner in each category on December 4th, 2015 via Facebook and Instagram. Winners will also be featured in our weekly email on December 9th, 2015. Limited to residents of the United States of America.

*Prizes may vary slightly from photo. RoyalShave will donate $5 for each individual participant, up to $500.

Untitled-1

Common Shaving Problems: How to Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Attractive young guy is shaving his beard

Dragging a sharp blade across your face can have consequences. Ranking high amongst these is the ingrown hair, the annoying younger brother of the pimple. While giving up shaving is the best resolution, it’s not the most practical solution for most of us. So how do you keep your countenance looking good without sacrificing the razor? We’ve got your guide to keeping ingrown hairs at bay.

What are ingrown hairs?

When you shave, your hairs become very sharp and as the tips grow out, they can curl back into the skin, piercing it and causing inflammation, bumps, and soreness. Ingrown hairs tend to be more common for those with curly hair.

How do I get rid of ingrown hairs?

Add exfoliation to your skincare routine

What skincare routine, you ask? If you don’t have one yet, now’s the time to start, because when it comes to ingrown hairs, prevention is the best defense. Exfoliate daily with a gentle scrub (like Billy Jealousy Liquidsand Exfoliating Facial Cleanser) to remove dead skin cells that clog pores and hair follicles. And once a week, opt for a strong facial polisher to really get rid of the gunk (like Billy Jealousy Assassin Deep Exfoliating Scrub). If you have sensitive skin, start slow and increase the frequency with your tolerance.

If your skin is particularly reactive, only exfoliate the night before shaving.

Before shaving

Wrap a warm towel around your face and neck and wait for your hair to soften from the hot water. Alternatively, shave right after you shower so your hair is weak (that’s a good thing when you’re shaving) and your pores are open.

During shaving

The way you shave is a big part of the razor bump equation. Use a fresh, sharp blade, since dull blades can tug on your skin and cause more friction, leading to razor burn and ingrown hairs. Also, since fresh blades offer a crisp cut, there’s no need to do several passes over the same area, which can anger your skin.

Shave in the direction your hair grows to reduce spikiness.

After shaving

Relieve freshly-shaven skin with a rich aftershave balm or serum. Zirh Soothe Post-Shave Solution contains aloe vera to moisturize irritated skin, and retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A) to speed up cell turnover and reduce healing time, thus preventing clogged pores and ingrown hairs.

What if I already have an ingrown hair?

First we suggest giving your skin a breather. Stop shaving for a few days and let your skin go through its regular repair processes. During this time, remember to moisturize and feel free to try a cream formulated expressly for ingrown hairs, like The Art of Shaving Ingrown Hair Night Cream, which exfoliates skin as you sleep.

If you wear a tie or a high collar, loosen them both. Stiff collars and ties can rub against your neck, causing more irritation and slowing recovery.

If after this waiting period the pesky ingrown is still there, you can take matters into your own hands.

To remove your ingrown hair at home, warm up the area with a wet towel or steam your face over a bowl of hot water. Then use a pair of tweezers to lift the hair out of the skin.

You can also consult a professional aesthetician, who has all the tools to quickly pull that thing out with minimal damage.

Ingrown-Hair

SHOP: 1. Billy Jealousy Liquidsand Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, 2. Zirh Soothe Post-Shave Solution, 3. Truefitt and Hill Ultimate Comfort Pre-Shave Oil, 4. Billy Jealousy Assassin Deep Exfoliating Scrub, 5. The Art of Shaving Ingrown Hair Night Cream.

Untitled-1

Our New Website is Live! + Reset Your Passwords!

New Website

If you’ve gone to our family of websites (RoyalShave.com, Pomades.com, TheStache.com, and BigBen.com) over the past few days, you might have noticed things look a little different.

We’ve been working hard over the past few months to streamline your shopping experience, so you can spend less time finding what you want and discovering new great products. So if you’re looking for a specific safety razor, for instance, you can now filter by price, manufacturer, construction, and type.

Here’s an example:

New Website2

You’ll notice our new look is more clean and minimal, with user navigation that’s intuitive. Each product now has a Quick View option so you can see quick specs and shop without leaving the page you’re on, and can be added to a Comparison List so you can see products side by side before buying.

We’ve also added a handy Wishlist option for those special items you’d like to “suggest” to friends and family.

As the cherry on top, our family of websites is responsive, which means every page will look good whether you view it on a laptop or on your smartphone.

So to sum it up:

  • Advanced filters
  • Key features at a glance
  • More intuitive user navigation
  • Huge, high-resolution photos
  • Responsive design

Important:

We’re running on a new platform now! The new website will require you to reset your password so your reward points can be saved in your account.

Please reset your password here: https://www.royalshave.com/customer/account/forgotpassword/.

Since our customers are our ultimate priority, we encourage you to poke around at the new site and let us know how you like it! Feel free to send us compliments, questions, and any other thoughts you have.

Untitled-1

%d bloggers like this: