Anti-Chafing Products: Review

Inner thigh chafing is a problem that lots of folks of all different body types experience. And it’s a real buzzkill for things like skirts, dresses, little shorts or really any clothing choice where your ones thighs might meet one another.

 I tried three products to evade this discomfort, and (spoiler alert) I had a pain free skirt and booty short summer.  

Bandlettes 

These look like garters that go on your thighs, adding a lingerie effect under skirts and taking away the rub. I LOVED these.  I could feel them which was just kind of a reminder that I was wearing something cute and lacy. They stayed up well, featuring slightly tacky bands a the top and bottom of each. The only thing that required some trial and error on my part was dealing with a little bit of rolling at the edges the first few times I didn’t put them in the perfect place. But after a few wears, I stopped having that issue.  

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Price: $19.99-21.99

Where to find: https://www.bandelettes.com

 

Mega babe 

This was by far my favorite product due to its versatility. I wouldn’t be likely to wear the lacy bandlettes under shorts for a run (but do you if you’re into that), whereas this stick of magic made running in shorts a pain free option for me. It comes in what looks like a solid deodorant and glides on wherever you need it. It smells really nice (I didn’t know I wanted my inner thighs to have such a nice smell, but it turns out I certainly do). And wears well. Not needing many reapplications. Though they now make a travel sized one for reapplication purposes. I’ve also seen folks use it as a makeup primer. No downsides for me. 

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Price: $14.00

Where to find: ulta 

 

Stick deodorant from the dollar tree 

As much as I want to support small businesses and shop ethically, there is some financial privilege there that I don’t have for every product I might want and accessibility is also worth looking at. So at the recommendations of the internet and the wisdom of pinterest, I tried a brand dollar tree deodorant. I was really rooting for it to work as well as the mega babe. Mostly I found it to absorb to quickly, and while effective for very short amounts of time, would not last the day for me. But some folks swear by this solution so if you are looking for an accessible fix, this might be worth the experiment. 

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Price $1.00

Where to find: dollar tree/general stores 

 



CocoShea Cream by Naturally Eccentric Wellness & Beauty

A singular treat, body and soul.

By Jen Sinkler

In order to tell you about the consistency of this moisturizer, I first need to tell you about the cushy-creamy-marshmallowy center of a chocolate-coated Danish dessert called flødeboller. If the filling is sticky and tough, my local friends tell me, it is old, or the ingredients were subpar. Rather, ideally, the concoction is feathery, slippery, light, and will give way under pressure under your finger while leaving what’s around unperturbed.  

This CocoShea Cream from Mickel Rambus’s company, Naturally Eccentric Wellness & Beauty (NEWB), works the same. And both sound like certain types of sex.  

The lavender mint fragrance is a light touch, and the dreamy cream quickly turns to a moisturizing oil upon application (a little goes a long way). Made with raw shea butter, organic coconut oil, and a special blend of rich, fatty oils, Rambus says she wanted to make a cream that nurtures, improves, and protects the skin, hair, and nails, and promotes natural beauty. “I knew I was on to something when my brothers stopped buying lotions and hair oil, they would just steal the jars I came home with,” says Rambus. “My mother started offering to buy all the ingredients for me so that I would make the CocoShea Cream in bulk for her. I made the decision to begin selling my cream full-time when my friends began refusing to accept it as a free gift.” 

Perfect for those who prefer a dip experience to a squirt pump, and who want to glow like the sun. 

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Lavender Mint, Lemongrass, Fragrance Free, or Eczema formulas 

$5 for 2 ounces, $10 for 4 ounces, $15 for 8 ounces  

DM @iamnaturallyeccentric on IG or email (iamNaturallyEccentric@gmail) for more information or to place an order 

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Jen Sinkler

is a longtime writer, editor, and personal trainer based in Philadelphia. Her strength website, Unapologetically Strong, offers a number of different portals into strength training. Find her most everyplace @jensinkler.