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Excessive use of spray deodorant (teen DD) - what's the answer?
Just that basically. She gets through a can a week! Definitely not sniffing it (😱) just spraying ridiculous amounts in each pit. I have demonstrated to her how much I spray and she acknowledges that I don't smell (!) but doesn't seem to be able to reduce her use. She says she hates "icky" rollons. I just think it can't be good for her to use that much spray - what's the answer?
But watch out for her pinching yours: I like Vichy roll on antiperspirant which is usually around £8 a pop and I have to hide it from DS as he "likes the smell ". He does smell very fragrant (mainly because he nicks my perfume as well ).
Buy one spray. And then a solid deodorant or cream one (roll ons are yuck!) If she uses the spray up too quickly then she has to use the other one until you buy the next spray. Spray deodorant gives me an asthma attack. It's grim.
I totally remember me and my friends being like this. There is always one person in the class room who has BO and gets mercilessly bullied for it and it instills the fear of god in everyone that they might become that one who has BO!!! So to avoid this you spray! You spray yourself and your clothes and you do it multiple times a day! Lol! It's just teenage paranoia - I got over it (eventually) and now happily apply a stick deodorant once a day (twice if I shower twice). There are worse things she could be spending money on (I also used to spray deodorant to cover up the smell of cigarettes!).
NotInMyBackYard1 - I was about to post a link to that story when I saw you had done so.
I had a word with my DS about it as I heard him spraying and spraying like mad repeatedly in the bathroom. After some discussion I discovered the root of his recent deodorant and body spray obsession - it appears he misunderstood the instructions on the first can he was bought, and thought it was some kind of spray on soap . So for months he's been spraying it all over himself and then rinsing it off in the bath/shower. Repeatedly. I had wondered why he still had BO! He's of exceptional intelligence but it seems somewhat lacking in plain common sense . I was weeping with laughter when I realised what he'd been doing...
TBF I looked and all it says on the can is 'Shake can well before use. Hold can upright 15cm (6 inches) from body and spray. Use only as directed'. Doesn't actually mention armpits anywhere on it. Instructions were unclear!
Just a warning. My ex taught a boy of 16 who was going out with his girlfriend. His girlfriend called for him and when his mum went upstairs to find him, he was dead. He'd sprayed so much Lynx in a small bedroom. You're not meant to spray tons of that stuff.