With summer on its way hair minimising deodorants are back on the telly in heavy rotation. But never mind minimising hair - do they work as well as regular deodorants too? My ape like underarms have gotten so bad recently that I am forced to shave them every bleedin day. And even at that a five o'clock shadow springs up mere hours later.
So hair minimising deodorant seems like a no brainer for me, don't you think? Promising to minimise hair growth within a month or so it would be deadly if they actually work. Unless (and this is the part that haunts me), they're not as good and strong as regular deodorants. Anyway I bravely resolved to give it a go and see if these dual purpose products actually do what they say they will.
Day 1: Buy some Dove hair minimising deodorant in the supermarket.
Day 2: The universe works in mysterious ways. Dove send me two cans of it to try the very next morning. Feck. Still if it works I won't have to buy any more deodorant for ages.
Day 3: Kirstie gives me a "present" of another two cans of the stuff - plus a roll on. So now I have six.
Day 4: Still haven't worked up the nerve to try it. The six cans stare accusingly at me from the bathroom shelf.
Day 5: Gingerly spray it on. Then really go for it and blast it under my arms - no sense in not doing it properly. Working from home so if I suddenly start to whiff no one around to faint except cats.
Day 6: Still using it. Warm day and it seems to be holding up. I hope.
Day 7: In work today so bring (strong and trusted) backups in my bag just in case. Seems to be ok though. Difficult to resist the urge to have a quick sniff every five minutes however.
Day 8: I'm in it for the long haul now and will update you in a month's time. Maybe my pit hair will be "minimised"? Oh I hope so.
Please god, as mammy might say.
Aerosols retail at €4.25 and roll-ons at €3.49, and you can bag them at chemists and supermarkets.