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How long does it take your deodorant to stop working?

Asked by casheroo (18116points) March 3rd, 2009

Not sure if this happens to others, but I doubt I’m that much of a freak of nature.

How long does it take for your deodorant to become ineffective? Do you need to replace it with a different brand?

Just the past couple days, I’ve realized my deodorant is no longer working. This happens after I use the same brand for about 1.5 years, possibly longer. I then have to go on a search for a nice smelling deodorant to replace it, since it will no longer stop me from sweating. I’ve tried replacing with the same stuff and it does not work.

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eponymoushipster's avatar

With normal activity, it’s nearly 24 hours. I don’t know how old you are, but when i was younger (a teenage, specifically), i would have to switch, as my body would adapt. I use the gel stuff now, and have for a bit now – it seems to work best for me.

it’s hard to say, since everyone’s body chemistry is a bit different.

dynamicduo's avatar

I have had this happen, but not recently. Whenever it does happen I usually start by switching to a different scent, then to a different brand if need be.

Just wanted to add this note here too: there is a chemical difference between deodorant and antiperspirant. If your goal is to stop sweating, you might benefit using an antiperspirant during the morning followed by a deodorant application during lunchtime if you become less fresh – some brands of antiperspirant do not add perfumes in, however some do, so if you’re having to switch anyway you could give an antiperspirant a try.

casheroo's avatar

I do use an antiperspirant. It’s after continuous use over the years that the one brand just stops working. It’s annoying.

seekingwolf's avatar

I have excessive sweating from my meds and such, so yeah, I kinda know how you feel.

I use Secret Clinical Strength antiperspirant. It’s a fairly new brand (had it a few months) but I like it. You put it on at night. I don’t sweat in my underarms anymore with this stuff and it smells pretty good too!

For REALLY excessive sweating (for me, when I ride horses, work at the fair for a few days), I use an OTC treatment called “Certain Dri”. It’s a roll-on liquid with little scent, and you use it in conjunction with your normal antiperspirant.

I definitely recommend it.

LouisianaGirl's avatar

like 15 minutes of me sweating

ubersiren's avatar

Takes days of hippie concerts and lots of beer and sex to get any BO out of me. I only ever started wearing it because my mom told me that teenagers were supposed to wear it. I’m generally a non-stinker.

Mr_M's avatar

My deodorant stops working IMMEDIATELY, whenever I’m pulled over by a cop.

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