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Old 09-20-06, 02:05 AM   #1
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I need a really really good anti-perspirant!!

I start rush this week and I want to make a good impression on a frat. My problem is I sweat pretty nicely in the pits. I've tried a few anti-perspirants but they all come up short after an hour o so and I get some dampness, not something I want for socials or impressing people. Anyone able to nominate a good wet blocker for me that never lets them down?
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Old 09-20-06, 02:08 AM   #2
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Mitchum. It'll stop a goat from sweatin' and stinkin'.
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Old 09-20-06, 04:08 AM   #3
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Shaving the pits helps too.
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Old 09-20-06, 04:09 AM   #4
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What products have you tried? This will prevent people frm suggesting things you have already used.
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Old 09-20-06, 04:14 AM   #5
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Old Spice Red Zone.

You won't be able to get wet while taking a shower, serious!
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I use my wife's antiprespirant and it works great. It's Secret. Strong enough for a man, so I use it.
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Old 09-20-06, 06:14 AM   #7
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Old Spice Red Zone.

You won't be able to get wet while taking a shower, serious!
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I have gone trough all the different brands over the years, this one works best by far.
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Old 09-20-06, 06:16 AM   #8
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I start rush this week and I want to make a good impression on a frat. My problem is I sweat pretty nicely in the pits. I've tried a few anti-perspirants but they all come up short after an hour o so and I get some dampness, not something I want for socials or impressing people. Anyone able to nominate a good wet blocker for me that never lets them down?

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Old 09-20-06, 07:49 AM   #9
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Mitchum, by far.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:13 AM   #10
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Old Spice Red Zone.

You won't be able to get wet while taking a shower, serious!
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Ban used to make a pump anti-perspirant that was great, and the main ingregient in that is the same as the Old Spice Red Zone: aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex. A lot of others use aluminium chlorohydrate, or aluminum chloride, which are not as effective in my opinion.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:19 AM   #11
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I had this same problem in college, the pits thing, not the Frat. GDI all the way. Anyways, after trying everything on the face of the earth, I finally went to my doctor and he hooked me up with some prescription antiperperant. You put it on before you go to bed and once in the morning. You will need to still use some deoderent because this stuff smells like a commercial bonding agent. I used that for a couple of years, and the problem went away.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:25 AM   #12
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+1 for Mitchum --and I pit like a Black Flag concert. I also trim my underarms with clippers, it really helps with the sweating and the smell (and the ladies like a little bit of manscaping).
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Old 09-20-06, 08:27 AM   #13
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Ban used to make a pump anti-perspirant that was great, and the main ingregient in that is the same as the Old Spice Red Zone: aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex.
If you want pure aluminum zic, whatever the hell its called, instead of .5% like they have in deoderant, saw open a filter dryer from an air conditioning system. Granted it could kill you, but it would offer the ultimate in odor protection!
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Old 09-20-06, 06:39 PM   #14
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I usually pick the deorderant with the coolest sticker on the front, you should try it.
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Old 09-20-06, 06:57 PM   #15
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axe will keep the stink away for sure! i dont know about dampness
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i use old Spice High Endurance clear gel, it works reaaaaaaalllllllyyy good.
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Old 09-20-06, 07:47 PM   #17
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+1 for Mitchum --and I pit like a Black Flag concert. I also trim my underarms with clippers, it really helps with the sweating and the smell (and the ladies like a little bit of manscaping).
I don't have any helpful hints...I'm a girl, girls don't sweat
But, I did have to at this post!
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Old 09-20-06, 07:55 PM   #18
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I have gone trough all the different brands over the years, this one works best by far.
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Old 09-20-06, 08:00 PM   #19
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Use # 4,812 for duct tape.

And if you didn't seriously consider superdex's suggestion of shaving the pits, now would be a good time to do so.
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Ban used to make a pump anti-perspirant that was great, and the main ingregient in that is the same as the Old Spice Red Zone: aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex. A lot of others use aluminium chlorohydrate, or aluminum chloride, which are not as effective in my opinion.
thats the one linked to alzheimers isn't it ?

Odd how our own vanity leads to our downfall.
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Old 09-20-06, 11:03 PM   #21
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thats the one linked to alzheimers isn't it ?

Odd how our own vanity leads to our downfall.
I don't know if it was that one or not.

If some of you are not aware, there are health concerns surrounding antiperspirants, that's no joke.
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Old 09-21-06, 01:03 AM   #22
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Shaving the pits helps too.
Yep shave it off.. may not stop the trickle.. but it'll stop the smell for sure. It can almost be said to be a scientific proven fact now..
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I swing dance a lot. I've given up the fight against sweatin' but have won the fight against smellin' - I use those crystals and trim. The crystal lasts for months and is a type of salt that kills the bacteria. Best part is that I used to have to throw away my shirts because the deoderant would rub off and stain them through - not anymore.

Undershirts are useful too.
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Yep shave it off.. may not stop the trickle.. but it'll stop the smell for sure. It can almost be said to be a scientific proven fact now..

well, since the cause of BO is bacteria feasting on apocrine sweat[1], if you trim the hair in that area* there's less of a home for the little beasties to hang out. I've noticed this from personal experience, i.e. letting things grow out and whoo! Dexie has some BO that is NOT attractive. YMMV...



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*This goes for the nether regions as well, but that's been beaten quite to death in many many other threads
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Old 09-21-06, 04:25 PM   #25
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I start rush this week and I want to make a good impression on a frat. My problem is I sweat pretty nicely in the pits. I've tried a few anti-perspirants but they all come up short after an hour o so and I get some dampness, not something I want for socials or impressing people. Anyone able to nominate a good wet blocker for me that never lets them down?
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