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post #16 of 27

I am thoroughly confused by the suggestion to shave your pits, haha. Do people think that hair is like a blanket for your armpits, causing them to sweat more? I don't think it works that way.

 

I used to have issues with this, I transitioned over to deodorant rather than antiperspirant. It took a couple weeks for my body to transition to not having "cake" slathered on my pits, but once it did it helped a lot. The yellowing usually comes from the chemicals in the AP, not your sweat.

 

Also, losing a few pounds and excercising regularly has helped me a ton with sweating.

post #17 of 27

Yeah wouldn't armpit hair create space/an airway between clothes and your skin? I've always been told it aids in cooling in this way.

post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

If you've never had this problem, you have no idea what a pain in the ass it is. I wear icebreaker merino wool tshirts, and put a paper towel (or toilet paper) in each armpit as well. When the papertowel gets soaked, throw it away and replace.

 

 

lol...How do you keep the tissue from falling out when you raise your arms? Do you walk around like Herman Munster all day?

post #19 of 27

Shaving by itself has no effect on perspiration.

Shaving removes a repository for bacteria (which cause the odor), and ensures that antiperspirant actually goes on the skin (where it has its effect).

 

Also use antibacterial soap. It reduces the bacterial levels. It then takes longer for the bacteria to recover to the point that they can make the hexenoic acid.
 

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by VinnyMac View Post

lol...How do you keep the tissue from falling out when you raise your arms? Do you walk around like Herman Munster all day?

smile.gif Thankfully, the wool tshirts are body-hugging, so they hold the papertowel in place.
post #21 of 27

I don't sweat that much.  When I run, I takes about 20 mins before I start to sweat and even then, not much.  

 

However, I do under stress- for example, when in the room being grilled by people above my level.  I do sweat then.  I prefer full cotton since it absorbs moisture much better but I also do one other thing.  I start to sip chilled water and in case you are in a situation like that, it works incredibly well by lowering the body temp.  I overdid that once in a 3-hour meeting and was shivering by the end. I had some hot tea to compensate.  I would not recommend blocking your pores.  Wear a thicker cotton tee.  

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by becnal View Post

Anyone who thinks shaving armpit hair solves this problem doesn't understand how sweat glands work and doesn't have this problem. facepalm.gif


Nonsense
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

I am thoroughly confused by the suggestion to shave your pits, haha. Do people think that hair is like a blanket for your armpits, causing them to sweat more? I don't think it works that way.

I used to have issues with this, I transitioned over to deodorant rather than antiperspirant. It took a couple weeks for my body to transition to not having "cake" slathered on my pits, but once it did it helped a lot. The yellowing usually comes from the chemicals in the AP, not your sweat.

Also, losing a few pounds and excercising regularly has helped me a ton with sweating.

The sweat etc clings to the arm pit hair and that should be avoided. An antiperspirant reduces/removes the cause in addition.

It is all part of more targeted and proactive hygiene regime
post #24 of 27
I've made a study of the best quality undershirts. Don't ask, it's just something that's very important to me. A great dress shirt without a solid undershirt is like drinking a great quality beer that's warm. I've bought them all over the years. The best is head and shoulders above the rest and will surprise you. It's JC Penny's 100% cotton heavy weight Stafford undershirts. Don't get distracted by the slightly cheaper poly blends. Fill your wardrobe with JC Penny's heavyweight 100% cotton underwear and don't look back!
post #25 of 27
Hilarious thread! Search google for 3XDRY tshirts maybe something will come up. 3XDRY is wicking that doesn't reach the surface so it would be perfect for undershirts. I should start making them as I often have the same problem. Good luck, soggy armpits suck.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

The sweat etc clings to the arm pit hair and that should be avoided. An antiperspirant reduces/removes the cause in addition.

[irony] Oh, wow, antiperspirant! Of course, we all must have simply never heard of it before. Now all our problems are solved. We are saved. [/irony]

Antiperspirants just don't do the job for all of us. If they do for you, then be grateful you're lucky. And while shaving may get rid of odour, it does nothing for sweating. If anything, with the hair gone, the sweat just streams out and runs down your sides and arms. And if that sounds wildly unreaslistic, then you don't have the problem that some of us, including the OP, have. Again, be grateful.
post #27 of 27

What are the best undershrits to wear to prevent soggy pits on your dress shi...

Just liberally apply a salt based spray that's unscented. Halfway through the day, wipe your pits and reapply the spray. Let it absorb into your skin then put your shirt back on.
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