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Deoderants...............Do any of them actually work ??

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nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:14:19

Must have brought at least one a week in the past few weeks, but they don't seem to work.

Am a very clean person and hate to think i'm sweaty and stinky

<<<<wanders off wondering wether a name change would of been a good idea>>>>>>>>>>>>

expatinscotland Tue 07-Jun-05 16:15:41

I used anti-prespirants rather than deodorants in spring and summer.

biglips Tue 07-Jun-05 16:15:43

they never work for me as it only last 5 mins on me but for the past couple of years been using roll on (heaven sent!) so i used the spray on for my body to smell nice

nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:17:19

Oh have tried anti perpirants, roll ons etc etc but as soon as I get hot they fail.

Have blasted myself in body sprays today am getting paranoid.

Chandra Tue 07-Jun-05 16:17:20

Another vote for anti-perspirants here.

nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:19:16

Have tried anti perpirtants too though, have one on today but no not working.

Chandra Tue 07-Jun-05 16:24:28

from another website

Chuffed Tue 07-Jun-05 16:25:01

The simple roll on antiperspirant seems to work for both dh and me.

gaelsgirl Tue 07-Jun-05 16:36:57

the sure 24hr cream ones work well on me

nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:40:38

Thanks for the link.

Will have another look when i go shopping tommorow and try another one.

I knew there was a reason i prefered winter.

Puff Tue 07-Jun-05 16:41:46

same as gg.

My dh is strange though - he has never worn deodorants or anti perspirants but he doesn't have sweaty armpits and never smells of BO. I've often wondered if he is really a lizard !

pinkmama Tue 07-Jun-05 16:43:47

I became allergic to deoderant about 5 years ago and it started giving me eczema. I switched to 'PitRock' which is a natural salt stick. Now I was really sceptical, but I find it really does work. Having said that I am not a very sweaty person, so my problem is stopping odour and not wetness, might be different if the wetness is a problem. You canget other makes, and you can get them in some chemists and health food shops. They are expensive but last a very very long time.

treacletart Tue 07-Jun-05 16:44:20

Mitchum anti perspirant-deodarant roll-on claims to be so effective you can miss a day - and DH and I reckon its true

golds Tue 07-Jun-05 16:44:21

I have tried various ones (not all of course) and the only one I'm happy with is 'Sure' others seem to fail

nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:45:35

Can you get pitrock and Mitchum from Boots ??

pootlepod Tue 07-Jun-05 16:46:20

You could also try Driclor, which you use in a different way, applying at night every day, and then reducing this to every 2-3 days. It's now available without presription.

mcmudda Tue 07-Jun-05 16:46:33

Mitchum are great - especially the one that smells of baby powder. Easier to buy in public now too - the packaging used to be emblazoned with *for problem perspiration* - shudder.

mcmudda Tue 07-Jun-05 16:47:03

Yup - Mitchum is in Boots - green packaging.

nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:48:09

Lol at packaging

Will try that I think and see how I go.

pinkmama Tue 07-Jun-05 16:50:21

Not sure if you can get pitrock in boots. There are other makes that are the same, but cant think of the names.

Here is link to pitroks site where I think you can search for stockists


nutcracker Tue 07-Jun-05 16:52:37

Thanks pinkmama

Nimme Tue 07-Jun-05 18:44:16

There's one called Triple Dry (Tesco sell). I use it on and off. I am fed up with wet armpits and have seriously thought about botoxing them!

LGJ Tue 07-Jun-05 18:49:51

I don't sweat, but I do find that since I had DS I pong very very quickly, any one else find this ??

It can take anything from an hour to half an hour out of the shower and if I don't spray, I stink

Newbarnsleygirl Tue 07-Jun-05 18:52:23

I find the only one that works and doesn't leave white marks over everything is Dove roll on.

bensmum3 Tue 07-Jun-05 20:12:22

Another vote for the mitchum baby powder one here, used to use it and it seemed to work.

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