Will I experience a 'transition period' when switching to Wild deodorant?
👩 Emily White
If you’ve been doing your research on natural deodorants, you may have come across people mentioning a ‘transition period’. If you haven't yet come across this phenomenon, it is essentially a period of excess sweating that can occur when your body adjusts from years of antiperspirant use to a natural deodorant. Some Wild users may experience this, so here is some information which may help answer any questions you have on this.
The good news is that many people who make the switch to a natural deodorant do not experience this transition process, so your journey over to the Wild side may well simply be a pleasant one. Others may however find that they sweat, and perhaps smell, a little more than they are used to for up to 2 weeks until things settle down as your body gets used to functioning again without aluminium salts blocking your underarm sweat glands. Essentially, your body goes into overdrive by sweating more. Don't worry though, as this won’t last for long and will slow down quickly. Many people who have fully transitioned to natural deodorant find they even sweat less than they did when they used antiperspirant! Our biggest advice is to stick with it, as there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Is there anything I can do to help the situation?
Yes! There are some great tricks you can do to make this phase a little less...well...sweaty. Give those pits a quick rinse It’s not sweat-production itself that’s the cause of body odour but rather when sweat is left on the skin as it encourages the growth of odour-causing bacteria. If you can splash your pits quickly in the sink (or have a quick shower if you prefer), you can wash away the sweat and stop the development of any unwanted odours.
Use a gentle exfoliant when you shower Emphasis on the gentle here, as your underarm skin is quite delicate! A nice sugar scrub (which you can make at home) would do the trick nicely. This will help give your underarms a good clean at the end of the day - or the beginning, if you're a morning shower-er - which will help leave your pits feeling fresh!
Apply Wild throughout the day as needed In the early days, you can also just top up your deodorant if you sense things getting a bit funky.
And there you have it. That's the smelly pit stop update on transition periods! If you do experience it, perhaps think of it like a natural deodorant rite of passage! We assure you it's worth the journey, and if you have any questions, we're more than happy to chat at email@example.com!