What Is Duradry?
Duradry is a brand that aims to solve wet pits in just one week with products formulated with at least 70 percent naturally derived ingredients, like hydrogenated castor oil, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract and aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, to name a few.
Its three-step system, which consists of Duradry wash, Duradry AM deodorant and Duradry PM gel, is its most popular item, with more than 1,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, most of which claim that it's the "best thing that ever happened" to them.
How to Use the Duradry 3-Step System
To use the Duradry three-step system, each morning, for at least seven days, clean your pits with the Duradry wash (you can do this in the shower), swipe a couple of layers of the AM deodorant, and start your day. Then, before bed, for at least four consecutive nights, clean your underarms with the wash again, but this time, apply a pea-sized amount of the PM gel 30 minutes later before hitting the sack.
A pro tip? According to the brand, trimming your armpit hair can improve results, but if you decide to do this, you'll want to wait at least 24 hours to apply the PM gel. Also, you should only use this system when you need to get your sweat under control, since each time you use it could provide at least six weeks of sweat relief.
So, does Duradry actually solve wet armpits within one week? Yes—I even noticed results on the first day. Although I've never had excessively sweaty underarms, I've ruined a few shirts because of it, especially during the summer in the blazing heat. But ever since the three-step system worked its magic, I've been able to get away with throwing on short-sleeve tops and T-shirts in 90+-degree weather, minus the embarrassing underarm sweat stains.
I will say that using the wash and the gel feels like an extra step, but the wash is just like any thick deodorizing body wash, and doesn't really have a smell. And guys, a little goes a long way in cleansing your pores from the inside out—plus, you can use it anywhere on your body. I only used it under my arms and didn't experience any itching or rash afterward.
The AM deodorant stick, meanwhile, is my favorite product from the system. It's available in several fragrances (Barça, Clear Sky, End Game and Limitless). I tried Clear Sky, a subtle leafy green and white vanilla fragrance. It's not an invisible deodorant, as it did leave a white cast, but that's how I figured it was working (which it did, keeping my pits from sweating and getting smelly while out and about).
As for the PM gel, it basically trains your underarms to sweat less overnight. It doesn't have a scent, but Duradry warns that you may experience itching within the first few days of using it. The first night I tried it, I had minimal itching and I didn't feel anything by night two. That's likely because I ensured my underarms were completely dry, which Duradry highly suggests.
After a full week of following the instructed routine, I stopped using the products and went back to layering on my favorite Dove Clinical Protection antiperspirant deodorant. Now, a week later, boy, I have not felt a single drip of sweat down my underarm, and the area feels smooth as an added bonus.
All this to say, this stuff works, and I'm looking forward to never ruining a shirt because of wet armpits again.