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bad BO?! kinds of deoderant...


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so lately i've been realizing my deoderant isnt really working too well (i use Secret Regular or Baby powder scented), and i want to go get new deoderant, but i don't know which one to get. any suggestions on what works best for you?

thanks!

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I use men's deodorant, honestly. I can't find women's deodorant that doesn't contain aluminum, and I can't resolve to using a roll-on or those rock things. Plus it's cheaper per ounce, works better, and doesn't leave me smelling like a combination of flowers and sweat. My latest fave is speed stick aqua sport - clean and citrusy, it doesn't make me smell like a dude.

haha okay thanks, i'll see if htey have that!

You could try baking soda, if you don't mind the caking.

I like speed stick as well, I get the unscented one because of sensitivities.

Be sure to buy an "Anti- perspirant" or Anti-perspirant/deodorant there is a difference between those two and just a deodorant which are basically just scents.

I use "Sure" women 24hr and it works great.

Original Post by andie-joe:

Be sure to buy an "Anti- perspirant" or Anti-perspirant/deodorant there is a difference between those two and just a deodorant which are basically just scents.

I use "Sure" women 24hr and it works great.

Anti-perspirants always have aluminum. Mine is a deodorant which doesn't prevent you from sweating (I don't sweat much under the arms anyway), it just stops it from smelling bad. I am not a fan of stopping your body's natural function of sweating by clogging up the pores, which is what anti-perspirants do. It's not that it's dangerous or anything, just a personal preference. And if I were the sort who actually wets my shirts I might feel differently, but since my need is just to avoid smelling rank, deodorant works fine for me.

I use mens deodorant too, it works alot better than any womens deodorant I have tried.

They only thing that ever has worked for me is prescription Aluminum Chloride.

Nothing store bought or anything that says it is prescription strength works for me.

The stuff from my docter literally stops sweat.

Original Post by trustwomen:

Original Post by andie-joe:

Be sure to buy an "Anti- perspirant" or Anti-perspirant/deodorant there is a difference between those two and just a deodorant which are basically just scents.

I use "Sure" women 24hr and it works great.

Anti-perspirants always have aluminum. Mine is a deodorant which doesn't prevent you from sweating (I don't sweat much under the arms anyway), it just stops it from smelling bad. I am not a fan of stopping your body's natural function of sweating by clogging up the pores, which is what anti-perspirants do. It's not that it's dangerous or anything, just a personal preference. And if I were the sort who actually wets my shirts I might feel differently, but since my need is just to avoid smelling rank, deodorant works fine for me.

it's just a personal preference, i don't concern myself with aluminum content i prefer not to sweat at all.

Original Post by trustwomen:

I use men's deodorant, honestly. I can't find women's deodorant that doesn't contain aluminum, and I can't resolve to using a roll-on or those rock things. Plus it's cheaper per ounce, works better, and doesn't leave me smelling like a combination of flowers and sweat. My latest fave is speed stick aqua sport - clean and citrusy, it doesn't make me smell like a dude.

 Hey, I use that also... I discovered it when mine ran out so I start using my husbands (I know, he thought it was sort of gross too but I didn't much care...) It works much better than the women's stuff..

I also prefer the fragrance of men's colognes much better than women's perfume...There is only one women's fragrance I have ever liked and that was because it smelled citrusy and woodsy but then my sister starting wearing it also so I stopped because I don't want to "share" fragrances.... 

Ha! I also use men's deodorant. Like trustwomen, I try to avoid aluminum so I don't do the antiperspirant thing. My favorite is Old Spice High Endurance in the original scent. It seems to neutralize odors fairly well.

Mitchum scented roll-on. Not unscented and not the cake.  Trust me!

I use dove ultimate clear in "original clean" scent. It makes my underarm skin feel really nice and smells pretty :D

i use unscented clinical strength dove, it's the only stuff that works. it feels kind of gross, though.

Ugh I hate the way womens deodarants smell.  I am not a fruit salad!

 

Lady Speed Stick works great for me.  I've had BO problems in the past, and used the Baby Powder scent for a feminie but odor masking solution.

Depending on how much you sweat there, Mitchum is great to.  Originally made for men - it's strong, but has a womanly scent.  If you get this, you'll have to be careful wearing white or light coloured clothing because the anti-perspirant chemical turns the fabrics a light yellow.

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It seems like the older you get ( 40 and up )  the less sweat "odor"  is a problem, so girls...you have something to look forward to!

I have a horrible problem with deoterants just not working for me.  They'll quit like halfway through the stick and I have to go stronger and stronger.  I've gone through all the women's stuff, I've tried mitchum and various men's brands, and now I'm on Dove clinical strength.  Has kinda started failing on me but seems to be the best so far.  (Of course I always say that.)


And personally I don't care about sweating, it's just I smell absolutely rank.  I'd prefer no aluminum but that's never going to happen.

Original Post by funwow:

Hey, I use that also... I discovered it when mine ran out so I start using my husbands (I know, he thought it was sort of gross too but I didn't much care...) It works much better than the women's stuff..

I did this once.  But I ended up walking around all day smelling my armpit because it smelled like my bf.

i only use degree clinical strength or secret clinical strength, works great because i sweat ( i feel) more than the average woman

I second Degree and Mitchum

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