As much as you try to hide it, it will be there! The dreaded and hated deodorant stain. The damn manages to get all the fun out of the look, be it white, black or colored.
These spots appear thanks to the aluminum used in the formula of practically all deodorants sold on the market. Upon contact with sweat, this substance impregnates the fabric and causes stains that may be yellowish, in the case of white clothes, or whitish, in the case of black and colored clothes.
But what to do then? Stop using deodorant is not the most viable alternative, especially for us Brazilians who live with the heat most of the time.
There is no other solution but to learn how to remove deodorant stain from clothes. And where else do you find out how to do that? Here, of course! We prepared a complete post to help you in this mission, come see:
How to remove deodorant stain from clothes – homemade tips and tricks
First of all, it is important for you to know that the longer the clothes stay in contact with the deodorant, the more difficult it will be to remove the stain. Therefore, avoid reusing clothes, especially those where you have perspired the most.
It is also important to wash the clothes as soon as possible to prevent the stain from penetrating further into the fibers of the fabric.
You do not need to wash your clothes immediately, you can just wash your armpits and then do the full wash later.
Another tip that is worth gold is not to use iron in clothes already used. Sometimes you wear a shirt and want to wear it again only to notice a wrinkle. The solution is to use iron, it happens that in this process, the substances of the deodorant present in the clothes can become even more impregnated in the fabric thanks to the heat. So, nothing to go through or reuse clothes, okay?
After taking all these precautions, all you have to do is run to the service area and save that stained piece, but first be sure to examine the clothing label and washing instructions. Some products mentioned here can damage more delicate parts, so it is always good to check the recommendations on the label.
It also costs nothing to reinforce that white clothes should be washed differently and separated from black and colored clothes, all right?
Now, without further ado, check out the tips for removing deodorant stain:
The white clothes reveal the deodorant stains at first glance. Usually yellowish, these spots tend to become more evident over time. Therefore, the tip is always (always!) To remove the excess deodorant present in the pieces, that way, in addition to avoiding stains, you also prevent that hard and hardened texture in the fabric that is also caused by the deodorant.
See the homemade recipes that we separated:
1. Washing with water and baking soda
Make a paste with water and baking soda and spread it over the underarm area. Leave on for about an hour, then rub, rinse and wash again. If you notice that the stain is still there, repeat the process. Some older stains may require multiple washing attempts.
2. Washing with water and hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a slightly more potent option for removing stains than bicarbonate. Therefore, use it when the stain is old and resistant. To do this, just dilute a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on the wet tissue and rub. Leave on for ten minutes, rinse and wash as usual. Just be careful not to leave your clothes exposed to the sun, as hydrogen peroxide can cause other stains on the garment.
3. Washing with water and lemon
How about now betting on lemon to remove deodorant stains from your clothes? Just squeeze the fruit juice over the stain, wait a few minutes and rub. To enhance the effect, add a little sodium bicarbonate.
4. Stain strip washing
Another tip is to appeal to the good old stain remover. Just follow the instructions on the package, which in this case usually tell you to spread some of the product directly on the stain and wait. If all goes well, the stain will go away. But if she stays there, repeat the operation a few more times.
5. Black and colorful clothes
Black clothes require a little more attention when removing stains, because they can be easily damaged. Hydrogen peroxide, bleach and some types of stain remover are out of the options. Here's what you can use to remove deodorant stains from black and colored clothes:
Bicarbonate is again the option to remove stains caused by deodorant. The process for black clothes is the same as for white clothes. Dilute a measure of water to a measure of bicarbonate. Spread over the stain, wait about 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse.
The acidity of vinegar is as good for removing stains as that of lemon juice. The tip here is to use two measures of water for one of vinegar. Spread the mixture over the stain, let it act for a few minutes and then rub. Rinse and wash normally afterwards.
Did you know that salt can help remove deodorant stains from dark clothes? They say that yes. You can do the test by applying a layer of salt (the same ones in the kitchen) over the stain. Wait a few minutes, rub and rinse.
Avoid the appearance of new spots
The best tip for removing deodorant stain from clothes is to prevent them from appearing. And you can do this by following some very simple recommendations, check out:
- Wait for the deodorant to dry before putting the clothes on, preventing the product from penetrating the fabric fibers.
- Opt for deodorant brands that have anti-stain formulas. Test until you find a brand that leaves less residue.
- Use the necessary amount of deodorant, do not overdo it. The more product you pass, the greater the risk of seeing your clothes stained.
- Also try to apply the deodorant evenly throughout the armpit.
- Do not reuse your clothes and try to wash them as soon as you can. If this is not possible, wash only the armpit area.
With this arsenal of tips in hand, there will be no deodorant stain left to tell the story!