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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

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Yeah and softening the water you do laundry in, it seems to wash a tiny bit better.

How do I do that? Hammer the water first? Add washing soda to my laundry?
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Old 23.06.2021, 11:20
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

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-buying new T-Shirts probably cheaper than above chemicals

Some T-shirts have meaning

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- Stop using Deo
Not going to happen I will cut out the Aluminium based ones and see if that is a good medium ground.
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Old 23.06.2021, 11:31
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

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How do I do that? Hammer the water first? Add washing soda to my laundry?
Calgon!
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

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That’s not sodium bicarbonate, that’s sodium carbonate crystals. It’s not the same thing.
Yes. The three similar-sounding products should not be confused as they do not achieve the same thing.
  • "Sodakristalle" is crystals of sodium carbonite, also known just as soda.
  • "Baking soda" is sodium bi-carbonate, also known as bicarbonate of soda, or for short bicarb.
  • "Baking powder" is a different animal altogether, and is "a mixture of baking soda, cream of tartar (a dry acid), and sometimes cornstarch" - according to this article explaining the differences:
  • https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/ba...s-baking-soda/

You need bicarb.

For the T-shirt
  1. Make a paste with a few tablespoonfuls of bicarb and water, and rub it in to the affected area of textile. Leave this on for at least several hours.
  2. Then pour on a tablespoonful or two of cheap white vinegar. It might foam up, since bicarb is an alcaline and vinegar an acid.
  3. Rub a little, and rinse most of it off.
  4. Then soak the item in vinegar-and-water mix (a few tablespoonfuls of vinegar to a litre or two of water) overnight.
  5. Wash as usual.
  6. Do not use fabric softener.
  7. Do not use fabric softener.
  8. Once the washing-machine cycle is finished, be sure to hang up your laundry immediately, and in a well ventilated space, so that it can't go smelly. This applies to your T-Shirts, but also to your wash-cloths and towels.
Repeat this every few weeks or so, or as soon as your nose so directs you.

For your underarms
  1. Wash well with a lot of water and a clean (ditto from good, quick evaporation, as above, after washing) cloth.
  2. Make a paste with a few tablespoonfuls of bicarb and water, and dab this onto your skin. Be absolutely sure not to use the wrong product, as the others (see above) can irritate the skin. Do not rub, so as not to scour your skin.
  3. Splash on a few tablespoonfuls of cheap white vinegar.
  4. The alcaline and the acid will interact and foam up.
  5. Rinse well. Dry well.
  6. Since you'd be doing all this at home, then go without deodorant and antipersperant for the next few hours. Wear nothing or only cotton (no synthetic sports T-Shirts) until you next do sport. Indeed, try, as far as possible, to eliminate synthetic clothing around your armpit altogether, except, of course, for sportswear where a proper synthetic garment has desirable properties.
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Old 23.06.2021, 21:22
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

the acid and the base neutralize each other, so I don't understand how this foam is doing anything useful. I would use one or the other, or am I missing something?
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Old 23.06.2021, 22:05
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

I don't get all this complicated stuff..

For me, no product before the gym .. Sweat like a beast and take a shower later at home, before anything stinks.

Some of my gym t-shirts with the club logo are 5 years old and still perfectly serviceable .. They get drenched in sweat, not just under the arms, everywhere and then i use the shirt to wipe the sweat off my shiny head.

I chuck them along with my shorts and panties in the washing machine for a 30 min quick wash with prix garantee liquid. No problem whatsoever, come out like new.

Must be some kinda special sweat that needs vinegar and bicarb
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

John, you're turning me on with your shiny head and wet panties. Can you tone it down?
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

Well?
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Well?
Are you asking me? Check the previous page, I already replied
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How do I do that? Hammer the water first? Add washing soda to my laundry?
Denner sells powder for water softening that you add to your washing powder, it costs much less than Calgon. I have not tried it on white laundry yet, but the darks loads seem better.
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Flippant reply but
-buying new T-Shirts probably cheaper than above chemicals
- Stop using Deo, if you are full on “sports for many hours” it makes no difference.
- Spritz areas with Vanish before wash
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Some T-shirts have meaning
It was LakeSwimmer who suggested pitching your meaningful T-shirts, not me.

But I work out in tanktops, maybe you can wear a sleeve-less thing, too. I know they want us all wearing a T-shirt, but nobody does.

I know that the real problem is how hard the water is, since the laundry I do in an area with soft water washes all crazy stains, including deo stuff.
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

I run in a sleeveless top too, itís much more comfortable than a t-shirt.
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But I work out in tanktops, maybe you can wear a sleeve-less thing, too. I know they want us all wearing a T-shirt, but nobody does.
Whats the issue with sleeveless tops? I see both men and women using them in my gym and I can't think of an issue with them. I mean some of the guys are barely wearing a top to show off the guns on pump but as long as they wipe their sweat off things I think it's fine.
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Whats the issue with sleeveless tops? I see both men and women using them in my gym and I can't think of an issue with them. I mean some of the guys are barely wearing a top to show off the guns on pump but as long as they wipe their sweat off things I think it's fine.
I didn’t know there was an issue, all my sports tops are sleeveless vests now for comfort. I used to run in t-shirts until I had it pointed out that vests were far better. You rarely see a pro sports person in sleeves.
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

It's the gym chain's policy. T-shirts covering armpits and no super short lycra hotpants, either, if I remember well.
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It's the gym chain's policy. T-shirts covering armpits and no super short lycra hotpants, either, if I remember well.
I think Iíd change gyms if they ban normal work-out wear!
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I think Iíd change gyms if they ban normal work-out wear!
The pictures of banned outfits went away when they were stranded for re-attracting clientele post the lockdowns. We were also asked to take showers at home, so when you pay for a service you cannot use, the rules become less strict looks like.
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Re: Deodorant causing hardening of sports T-shirts (underam)?

If a woman can't go to the gym dressed like this, there is something very wrong! I'd like to see them kick the Vonnster out!



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I used to run in t-shirts until I had it pointed out that vests were far better. You rarely see a pro sports person in sleeves.
I always wore T-shirts. Best way to avoid sunburnt shoulders!
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I always wore T-shirts. Best way to avoid sunburnt shoulders!
T-shirts can cause chaffing and discomfort under the arms though especially if running.
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