A few convergent mentions had me thinking about Drysol and Certain Dri, not necessarily because I need it but because it’s one of those things that seems to come up every few years, and it’s good to know about. Drysol is a prescription medication that stops excessive sweating, it’s a brand name for aluminum chloride hexahydrate. In the US Drysol (20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate) is by prescription only, but you can get Certain Dri (12%) on the shelf. I first heard about these two things at Pamie, where so many of us learned about all sorts of girl hygiene. She got a lot of advice (see part two as well), then tried Certain Dri and declared it a success. It definitely seems like one of those things that would be good to keep in mind for important events, I’ve heard of it being used for wedding days and I wonder what people walking down the red carpet use (Botox perhaps?).
Anyhow, the most recent mentions I found about Drysol and Certain Dri were this question on Ask Metafilter and in Episode 30 of Lip Gloss and Laptops. Both places also recommend Mitchum. Lip Gloss and Laptops really loves Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant. I’m feeling a little deodorant burn out these days and I’m going to seek out some Mitchum next.