Deodorants that don't destroy shirts

GanChan

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I have yet to find an antiperspirant/deoderant that doesn't do some kind of damage to my shirts, despite claims of "won't leave residue," etc.

Ban roll-on: Leaves dark spots

Most regular stick deoderants: Leave caked white goo (which sometimes sparkles silver under the right light, which is aluminum dust I suppose).

"Invisible" gels leave dark spots

Mitchum Smart Solid: Better than others I've tried, but still seeing a bit of discoloration.

There's no solution for this problem, is there? I'll have to just keep replacing shirts....or maybe just stink :eek:...Any advice appreciated.
 

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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Never had a problem (that I've noticed). Silly question, but I assume you let the deoderant dry before you put on a shirt...?
 

j26

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Mar 30, 2005
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Body Shop deodorant for me - if you have the Body Shop over there.

Or else go for a deodorant that's not an anti-perspirant.
 

Royale w/cheese

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Jun 5, 2007
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The arrid extra dry gel doesn't seem to have too much of that problem, but I have only been using it for a couple of weeks so far. If only Apple would put all of their resources into their Anti-perspirant department!
 

0098386

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I've been using some plain ol' **** spray deoderant and that doesn't leave white marks or anything messy like that.
 

atari1356

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I use Old Spice (high endurance)... it's clear with no buildup.

How much deodorant are you putting on? I've really never had a problem with deodorant ruining a shirt.
 

TheAnswer

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I used Tom's of Maine deodorant and haven't had a problem. It's a clear stick type. So no chalk residue and doesn't seem to take as long as the clear gel types do.

I never really had much of a problem with the gel types when I used those, just make sure you give it time to dry before putting on your shirt.
 

weckart

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I've been using some plain ol' **** spray deoderant and that doesn't leave white marks or anything messy like that.
I'm guessing that this is a US-centric problem. There's not much in the way of aerosol anti-perspirants over there from what I remember. They reckon the aluminium content causes Alzheimers or something. It's pretty much all roll-ons, sticks and gels. The only canned product I found was a powdered talc spray.
 

Queso

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Anti-perspirants are bad for your skin. Go with a PitRok crystal. No marks on your clothes and even though you sweat it doesn't ever turn to BO smell.
 

yellow

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Part of it, I'm sure is that I'm 6'6" (1.98m), 278lbs (126kg), and live in a place where it's +95F (+35C) for much of the summer.
 

Royale w/cheese

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Anti-perspirants are bad for your skin. Go with a PitRok crystal. No marks on your clothes and even though you sweat it doesn't ever turn to BO smell.
The crystals stopped working for me years ago, hippie. :D

I was at dillards yesterday and the old lady saleswoman (who I have dealt with for years) Asked "Are you enjoying the hot weather?" I said, "Yeah, but my armpits are not." My girlfriend got mad. wtf? :)
 

OutThere

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Old Spice High Endurance has never marked a shirt in the time I've been using it (4 years?).

Its ingredients are also more friendly than, say, your average antiperspirant, it's basically antibacterial bar soap with fragrance. Quite gentle, but it holds up well in hot weather. :)
 

Royale w/cheese

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Old Spice High Endurance has never marked a shirt in the time I've been using it (4 years?).

Its ingredients are also more friendly than, say, your average antiperspirant, it's basically antibacterial bar soap with fragrance. Quite gentle, but it holds up well in hot weather. :)
Thats the exact reason I stopped using High Endurance. It stained my favorite shirt all of a sudden I used it for years, almost as long as I can remember. But I think somewhere along the line, they changed it a little.
 

pjarvi

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Jan 11, 2006
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I've been using Mitchum gel for 3 years now, without any problems. I used to use dry stick deodorant, but the clumps that formed were disgusting. Nothing worse than going to scratch you armpit and ending up with fingernails full of pasty clumps of deodorant. Prior to dry sticks I used roll-ons, but those always destroyed my shirts. I can't use spray-ons at all, especially that Axe stuff. The butane gives me a rash.
 

Leareth

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Well there is another path

If your armpit sweating it a tad excessive get Botox injections

4 months of non sweaty armpits. and it means you dont need to use deodorant. Just washing in the morning leaves you smelling sweet all day.
 

Leareth

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What is botox injections?
The same stuff people get injected in their face to remove wrinkles.
But if you inject into sweat gland areas it paralyses the glands and no sweating. Combine no sweating with no armpit hair = clean smell and no need for deodarants.
expensive but lasts 4-6 months.
A colleague of mine with very sweaty hands had it done and now his handshake is much more pleasant.

Arm pits and hands are the two most common sites for this kind of botox treatment - just google it.