Deodorants don't work, suggestions please

Discussion in 'Skincare' started by Demidog, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Nope. But it won't smell, other than smell like sweat.

    Meant to type 91% alcohol before, too.
  2. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Strangely enough, when I tried the Brut stick deodorant several years ago it did help prevent bad odour but the scent changed completely on me. It didn't smell at all like Brut and I didn't like what I was smelling. My wife didn't complain but I wasn't satisfied.
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  3. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    This works great!

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  4. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I have not used drugstore deodorant or anti-perspirant for many years now. I tried every kind known to humankind and everyone of them burned my armpits like it was battery acid.
    I do the following: I shower, wash with any soap, dry my underarms really well, spray on some pure Wich Hazel, rub on Crystal Body Deodorant as in the post above. Zero irritation, zero scent.
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I use Pinaud talcum powder, due to sensitive skin. :D
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    As for choice #2, if you like Mennen deodorant products, try Gear Speed Stick. It's an antiperspirant/deodorant.
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  7. Hairy Alaskan

    Hairy Alaskan eww da toilet

    I find Mitchum and Arrid clear gel antiperspirants work best for me. Years ago Mitchum used to make an antibacterial antiperspirant that was the best I’ve ever used in my life. No idea why they stopped making it. Maybe it had triclosan in it or something?
    One thing though that helps cut down stink is to trim your armpit hair really short. It give the bacteria less breeding ground.

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  8. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    +1. Plus deo/antipersp needs to contact skin to be effective. If the "forest" is too dense, this can't happen.
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  9. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    I have an unusual suggestion. Shave your pits. It will make it less smelly and it will feel cooler.
    Also, try Tabac deodorant. It can be had from Amazon for $7.50 shipped. Works great for me, does not burn my skin.
    I've tried many of the ones you mentioned with mixed results.
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  10. Demidog

    Demidog Well-Known Member

    Crystal sounds really interesting after reading about it a bit more. I've never seen it or noticed it in stores but I will look for it next time I'm out. Lots of good suggestions in this thread - I will also consider Tabac, talc, and anti-antiperspirants.

    Very true. I wouldn't admit this sort of thing in person but I keep my underarms trimmed for practical reasons. The problem is that underarm maintenance can be extremely painful due to the lasting effects of the Old Spice. It feels like that deodorant is giving me a chemical burn under my arms so when I go to trim the hair there, it isn't a very pleasant experience. It needs to be done though in order to keep the stench and perspiration down.
  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Benedryl cream will help with the Pits o' Fire. It's an allergic reaction. Normally, I'd suggest cortizone cream, but it doesn't work for me with this particular problem. And if that doesn't work, see a dermatologist for something stronger.
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  12. gregcss

    gregcss Member

    Wholly Kaw recently came out with a deodorant. I've been using it for a couple weeks and it seems to be pretty good. It is a pump spray and not a bar. It's a bit pricey but I think it will last a long time. They are having a sale through Monday using code THANKSGIVING
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  13. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Deodorants don't work, suggestions please

    Stay far away from other people? :scared001:
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  14. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    MoM deoderant from Peoples Pharmacy online. It is milk of magnesium. It keeps the bacteria at bay. No irritation at all. You could just get Milk of Magnesium and apply as well.
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  15. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Is that the same Peoples as what used to be chain in the DC area?
  16. Metro

    Metro Well-Known Member

    I think it's been mentionned but I use a Razorock alum stick for my armpits. It won't prevent sweating (which wasn't what I was trying to achieve) but does a good job of keeping the odors to a minimum.
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  17. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    I gave up stick type and spray deodorant/anti perspirant many years ago, long before I discovered "traditional" shaving and the wonderful place. I was getting like a big pimple in my under arm and it was very painful. It wouldn't drain, I even browbeat the Dr. to cut it open and it was empty. It would last for a while , then go away only to reappear again and start the painful process over again. So I started using shower to shower body powder or a store generic. The problem went away and has never come back. :happy088:The powder control both the sweat and the stink.
    Recently I've begun to shave my armpits also, not regularly but on occasion. I even have a dedicated razor for the job. It's a Hibco 2 piece DE that has been modified to work kind of like a Rocnel SE, with a snapped in half DE blade, that I got in a PIF from @billdog2, thanks again billdog, I use it on my pits and to trim my van dyke. It works wonderfully!!:)
  18. Kokak

    Kokak Well-Known Member

    I got tired of using deodorant that always stained my undershirts and eventually my dress shirts. I switched to an Alum block about 4 months ago and could not be happier. No more stains and no odor (including heavy perfumes). I will never go back to deodorant again.
  19. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    You can make your own scented powders and use them;
    Buy the gold bond type generic.saturate some(8-10) cotton balls in the type of cologne/aftershave you wish to smell the cotton balls in the powder container twist it shut and shake it up.leave it on the counter or shelf and shake it up whenver you walk by.In a few weeks the powder should take on the scent you desire.
    For a spice type add ground cinnamon ,allspice berries and whole cloves to the powder and shake just like the other type.some folks may be sensitive to the spices in this one.I like to add a bit of sandalwood powder to this type.
    good luck
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  20. barbersurgeon

    barbersurgeon Well-Known Member

    Speik has a deodorant, might be worth a try...

    I’d try drying your pits with hair dryer, and pretreating with witch hazel, let it sit a minute or two and then hairdryer again. Dose the bottle of witch hazel with tea tree oil and shake before use for added benefit. If that fails, consider a thieves oil soap?

    I use brut spray, and works well for me. Sometimes I’ll do the witch hazel pretreat.

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