Why does deodorant discolour clothes?

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Lenise Bloemstein

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Why does deodorant discolour clothes?
« on: 20/11/2011 10:30:02 »
Lenise Bloemstein  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I would like to know what causes my sons (26 year old) clothing to discolour under the arms, the white clothing goes yellow hard & brittle then tear, I have tried various methods, detergents to get it white again - but no luck.

I think it is his deoderant? What do we need to use or look for when purchasing a antipersperant?  It has become a major problem as his clothing is of a good quality/brand.

Thanks so much I await your reponse

Lenise
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Why does deodorant discolour clothes?
« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2011 15:25:23 »
It may be because of its solvent?

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Why does deodorant discolour clothes?
« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2011 17:22:25 »
try cold water after a shower, it closes the pores. Test by showering without cold afterinse vs with cold afterinse......wait a while be4 u sniff ur pits. Worx 4me but i'm a flower

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Why does deodorant discolour clothes?
« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2011 19:04:17 »
My guess is it's because a lot of deodorants are rather acidic.
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