Jun 21, 2011

What to do when your deodorant quits on you...

Today marks the first official day of summer and in South Carolina the humidity is intense!! I'd been a faithful Secret deodorant user for years, but recently felt like it was starting to fail me. I wouldn't even be engaging in strenuous activity, but it felt like my "Secret" was on the loose. There's nothing worse than feeling self-conscious about how you smell, and if anyone else can tell your pits are rebelling it's quite embarrassing.

My mother has sworn by Degree deodorant for years and she never smells bad lol... so I decided to make a switch and give the brand a try. It's been a few days and I can already see, and smell, the difference! Degree deodorant is amazeballs!!

My husband commented that I smelled like baby  powder and I realized it was my pits... I was in heaven! After a ton of activities my pits were smelling super sweet (and not ripe lol) so Degree has been a success so far.

I've heard of people changing their face/body wash or shampoo/conditioner up because it feels like their body got used to it, but it never dawned on me that the same good be true for something like deodorant. Have you had to change up your brand recently?


Aramide said...

We are SO on the same page with this issue! I also am an avid Secret user and yesterday as I was out and about being a city girl here in Chicago, it seemed liked Secret failed me. I'm going to do the same and switch it up to Degree as well!

pynklion said...

Hello! Found your site by Re-Tell.

I love Degree, and it works amazingly well.

The only thing to be careful of is the underarm staining on your clothes.

I had to chuck a couple of shirts because of this.

The remedy that I found that works the best is to use a stain stick on the area just as soon as I take off the shirt.

laundrygirl said...

I have not had to change deodorants but I did have to change perfumes at some point. I had one particular perfume that I wore for years and then at some point it just did not smell the same on me. I even tried using the tester in the store to make sure it wasn't just my bottle at home (thought made it had gone bad) but I realized my chemistry simply changed and I needed to move on to a different fragrance...

GorgeousPuddin said...

I switch off between a few different deodorants for that very reason. I love all the shower fresh scents of Dove, Ban and Lady Mitchum roll on! The Lady Mitchum is the strong powerhouse of the three. Great for sweating through exercise. Pynklion is right about Degree I stopped using it because of staining it's good otherwise though.

Anonymous said...

The battle with deodorants began with me in my early 30s. I left Secret for Degree now I am with Mitchum. I think Michum and I may have to depart soon. My sister warned and other ladies said this would happen around this time.

Loving your blog. This is my first time visiting.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Aramide - Let me know how you like the switch to Degree. So far I've been loving it.

@ Pynklion - Thanks for the heads up. I try to not put too much on and give it a chance to absorb/dry before I put on tops.

@ laundrygirl - I have heard about our body chemistry/pheromones changing over time and that affecting the way things smell on us.

@ GorgeousPuddin - I've actually tried Dove a few times and liked it... but didn't think it was strong enough, although it did make my pits feel super soft.

@ drreginia - I've always wondered about Lady Mitchum.... glad you found my blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Degree girl and have been for years! Shower Scent

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