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SallyBR1's picture

sorry, the subject is not that nice, but I need advice

I absolutely HATE the white powderish thing that no matter what I do ALWAYS leaves marks on my dark shirts.

I do not use the solid kind for that reason, I use the gels. Now, keep in mind that I need manly man deodorant. I might be vertically challenged, I might be petite and a lady after all, but the sissy deodorants simply do not work for me.

so, my brand of choice has been Right Guard, anti perspirant. The gel kind is supposed to dry free of residues. It is not supposed to cause the white marks. But it does.

anybody knows of a potent deodorant that will NOT ruin my shirts?

 


 


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Regality's picture

(post #47491, reply #1 of 62)

Plain rubbing alcohol. 

 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #13 of 62)

Does that work??????

 


 


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Regality's picture

(post #47491, reply #15 of 62)

Surely does.  I've been using it for years.  It is not an antiperspirant, so if you want that factor, then you'll have to look elsewhere.  I'm not a heavy sweater (though I've worn one now and again ), so I don't need the antiperspirant.  For a deodorant, I see no need to spend jillions of my unhard earned dollars over the years when I can solve the problem so cheaply.  Also, on special occasions, you can  use your favorite alcohol-based perfume.  However, if you are not using a perfume that is correct for your body chemistry, then you could wind up smelling like a pig wallowing in a sour mash ****** house swamp, so do a test run first.

 


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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #47491, reply #52 of 62)

>>Plain rubbing alcohol. <<


this works!
I did it today, since I was having a mammogram, and deodorants and antiperspirants cause artifacts on the film. I didn't want to stink so I tried it.
I'm impressed - especially since I still don't notice any odor 12 hours later, and had a anxiety-provoking car breakdown in blizzard conditions on the way back up the mountain.


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MadMom's picture

(post #47491, reply #53 of 62)

Definitely!  thanks for the reminder about mammograms.  After we moved to NC, we started seeing a new doctor, and his first question was when I had my last mammogram.  I had to confess that with all the moving aggravation, it had been almost two years.  He immediately sent me for one.  I asked when I would be old enough to stop having them, assuming there is some magic age when one no longer worries about these things.  His reply was that a good rule of thumb was that people should have them until at least ten years before they might be expected to pass on anyway.  He added that in my case, I might have to keep having them until I was 90!  Guess that's good news?



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Aberwacky's picture

(post #47491, reply #54 of 62)

Thanks for the reminder.  I'll be 40 this year, so need to put it on my calender for the end of the year.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #55 of 62)

Mitchun tested today. Unfortunately I am wearing a light t-shirt, so no way to find out about the white marks

first it felt "funny" when I applied it. I thought I was not going to like it, but so far everything seems quite good - no vultures circling on top of our building yet

 


 


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TracyK's picture

(post #47491, reply #58 of 62)

Hey Sally-- I found a roll-on version of the crystal deodorant at my drugstore yesterday... so far it's worked great! I apply it just out of the shower, then I use my regular one on top, after I get dressed.

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #59 of 62)

does it have a brand name? did you find it next to the "regular" deodorants or you had to ask the guy in the pharmacy?

 


 


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TracyK's picture

(post #47491, reply #60 of 62)

I'm not sure what the name is! It used to be an actual crystal, like a rock (but smooth) in a holder, and you'd have to wet it, then apply. But this is the mineral salts, in liquid, in a rollerball thingy. Much easier to deal with, and scented with chamomile extract so it has  a very light fresh scent.


It was with the regular deos, but waaaaay down on the bottom shelf.


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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #47491, reply #57 of 62)

not so much the results, but since they tend to be less firm, I think it makes the MG less uncomfortable. This was my second one, and it was a piece of cake. I spent more time in the waiting room then in the actual procedure. Not painful, just a little cold, and getting into position is a little uncomfortable. The tech was great, and totally put me at ease. (had the same one last year!)

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soupereasy's picture

(post #47491, reply #62 of 62)

I don't know, having someone grab your breast, nudge it around, smooth it out then compress the poor bugger? That, and they tell you not to use deodorant..., and get to fondle, in my case, a sweaty armpit?
Guess it could be worse, I could schedule a pelvic exam for the same day! LOL
I must add at this point that the tech I have had for the last few years is outstanding!

Regality's picture

(post #47491, reply #56 of 62)

Hey, I'm glad you decided to give it a try.  Isn't it amazing that something so cheap and simple works so well? Imagine all the money that could be saved if more people discovered it.  I've always assumed that it kills the odor-causing bacteria.  Also, someone mentioned not using it soon after shaving, but I've shaved down and used it immediately.  It sometimes stings a bit, but I've never gotten any kind of rash etc. 


Re, mammograms...it's not only the ladies who should be aware.  Because he has several factors that call for alertness, my SO also has them yearly. 


 


 


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Jean's picture

(post #47491, reply #2 of 62)

My favorite is Secret Platinum (soft solid).



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shoechick's picture

(post #47491, reply #3 of 62)

That's funny, I was just about to post how I hate Secret Platinum.  I'm a secret girl and recently bought the platinum.   I never feel dry it's weird.  I've found nothing that promises no white residue to be true. 


 


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TracyK's picture

(post #47491, reply #4 of 62)

If it's just the smell you want to block, a combination of hand sanitizer followed by the crystal deodorant (sold in most drug stores, and health food stores) takes care of it. There's no anti-perspirant, though, so it doesn't keep you dry.


But-- there is no white stuff.


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #12 of 62)

I am afraid I'm a bit addicted to the anti-perspirants. Hubby is the opposite, he hates them.

what are these crystals you are talking about?

 


 


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TracyK's picture

(post #47491, reply #37 of 62)

I'm with you on the anti-perspirants... I like them as well!


The crystal deodorant is really just that-- a crystal. You wet it and apply it to your underarms, soles of feet, wherever the odor problem comes from. I don't really know what it's made of, but it's all natural.


My former roommate thinks she has stinky armpits, even with deodorant (she doesn't!). For her wedding she was obsessing about not being stinky. I googled a bunch of deodorant tips and the hand sanitizer (to kill odor-causing bacteria) plus crystal was the most highly recommended. I think she used a fragrance-free antiperspirant as well.


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wonka's picture

(post #47491, reply #5 of 62)

I like Mitchum for Women (sensitive skin - unscented). I haven't noticed any white marks on my clothes.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #11 of 62)

I think I've seen some ads for it saying "absolutely NO white residue"

Of course I did not believe it and never bought it. It will be number 2 on my list if Secret does not work.

 


 


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Jus Loafn's picture

(post #47491, reply #6 of 62)

Degree

Wolvie's picture

(post #47491, reply #7 of 62)

I use the secret gel type. Great protection - even on heavy sweating garden hauling all day work days - and I mean heavy sweating - and absolutely never any white residue - which I truly hate.


the gel like this:


507299218


only I get this scent "mystic rain" Secret Platinum Antiperspirant & Deodorant, Invisible Gel, Mystic Rain, 2.7 oz


 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #10 of 62)

I will try this one and see how it behaves for me - will report back

 


 


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maddog3's picture

(post #47491, reply #8 of 62)

have you tried any of the myriad Fa types?

I like the stick,
and my wife prefers the rollon, from them

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #47491, reply #9 of 62)

I don t think I can find them here - I love the "Fa" body washes, but only found them in Europe

in this neck of the woods..... not sure

 


 


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maddog3's picture

(post #47491, reply #16 of 62)

we get ours here:
http://store.facosmetics.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=205

I think they are in Fla.

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assibams's picture

(post #47491, reply #20 of 62)

Please let me know if you want any. I can have Bernie send some during his next US trip.


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shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #47491, reply #21 of 62)

Fa products are widely available in Canada, too. I haven't used them in years - forgot how good they are.





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assibams's picture

(post #47491, reply #19 of 62)

Hmmm, Fa, has been around forever over here. Of course the line they tried in the 90's (I think) didn't take off internationally: it was called "Douche & Cream". No, I am not kidding. Now, douche & créme, keeping it all French, maybe.... Somebody must have tipped the company off about the real meaning, because the bottles disappeared from the shelves pretty quickly.


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maddog3's picture

(post #47491, reply #22 of 62)

Douch and Creme.......glad I missed that one..:)

I have used it on and off for the past 20 years ! I love the stuff but the rep. only stocks "U.S. authorized" items , not the entire Fa line. I just checked and all the Deodorant is from Dusseldorf

and the one "Gel Douche" is from France,

another body wash is from Los Angeles

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At one time it was available just about everywhere in drug stores and some nicer dept. stores like Marshall Fields in Chicago, but Fields is gone now ..courtesy of Macys .

online is the only place I can get Fa anymore

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