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We love reviewing products so that you can make the most of the various products out there for pole dancers! In this post, we’re going to review Tite Grip, which is a popular grip aid product for Pole Dancers.
We’ve used various pole dancing grip aids for over 10 years now and have come to understand the advantages and disadvantages of many different products.
It’s important to know how different skin types need different types of grip products and finding the one that’s most effective for you can be a challenge.
This is a review of Tite Grip, which is actually two different products; Tite Grip 1 – Non-Slip Grip Sports Lotion and Tite Grip II for hands and feet that sweat.
But, how will you know if it’s going to work for you?
Let’s find out…
Review of Tite Grip I and Tite Grip II for Pole Dancers
Features Of Tite Grip I & II
- Keeps your hands dry
- Actual antiperspirant so it actively prevents you from sweating
- One single application lasts 4-6 hours
- Does not leave any sticky residue
- Does not stain
- Available in two different formulas
- Has a delicate Lavender fragrance
How To Use Tite Grip Pole Grip Aid
First off, Tite Grip is sold in two different formulas; Tite Grip 1 and Tite Grip 2.
Tite Grip 1 is the original product, it is perfect for people who sweat a lot when pole dancing and find other products just aren’t adequate. It’s also great for people with more serious perspiration problems and medical conditions (Hyperhidrosis). While using Tite Grip 1, you will notice that your hands are temporarily stained white as it’s such a strong antiperspirant.
Tite Grip 2 has overtaken its original and is now the most popular version of the product. It is an all-around sports grip product that anyone can use without it drying out your skin. While it is still a strong antiperspirant, it does not stain your hands like Tite Grip 1.
Both Tite Grip 1 & 2 have the same application procedure for us:
- For best results, apply to your skin 30-60 minutes before your workout begins
- Apply a small amount to your hands and rub your hands together
- You will immediately feel your hands become dry and they will become slightly sticky for a short while afterwards
- Rinse off immediately after use, and use a hand cream or lotion
The great part about having the two formulas is that you can easily swap between them if your workout is getting heavy or it’s a particularly hot day.
It’s recommended that you wash your hands thoroughly and moisturise after your workout if you’ve used Tite Grip. Make sure to thoroughly moisturize any part of your body that you used Tite Grip as some people will find that it can really dry out their skin!
How Does Tite Grip Work?
Tite Grip cream has an ingredient list that reads like mad scientists shopping list, so, to understand it a little bit better, we’ve put together some helpful information about Tite Grip’s ingredients!
Skip this section if you’re not interested in the science 😉
- Isopropyl Alcohol works to remove any perspiration from your hands when you first apply Tite Grip by a process of rapid evaporation.
- Aluminium Chlorohydrate (Aluminium Salt) is used in many antiperspirant products already so it’s no surprise that it features in Tite Grip. The Aluminium salts create small gel plugs in the upper layer of your skin over sweat pores, effectively preventing sweat from escaping and causing the dreaded sweaty palms (this is temporary and as your skin undergoes its natural processes these plugs are also shed)
- Hydrated Silica, Talc and Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose aka Hypromellose. These work like the small silica sachets you find in the box with a new pair of shoes, they simply absorb any and all moisture around them.
- The other ingredients do their job of allowing the mentioned active ingredients to bond with the skin for longer and prevent and protect your skin from bacteria and other fungal nasties.
Pros of Tite Grip as a Pole Dance Grip Aid
- Proven to work on very sweaty skin
- Long-lasting with two different strengths available to suit different needs
- Works quite well for non-sweaty hands too
- It works as a proper antiperspirant
Cons of Tite Grip as a Pole Dance Grip Aid
- Can dry out your skin (remember to wash off and use lotion afterwards)
- Tite Grip 1, in particular, can leave your skin a chalky white colour, this is due to the talc inside the product
- Tite Grip may not work as an actual grip aid for everyone, depending on your own need applying a second grip aid may be your best bet for a winning combination!
- If you have any sensitivities to Aluminium Salts or any of Tite Grip’s other ingredients then this won’t be right for you (most of the ingredients are commonly found in many other beauty products)
- Not suitable if you have really dry hands, as Tite Grip won’t give that tacky sensation that you’ll get from a product like iTac2 Extra Strength
Conclusion on Tite Grip for Pole Dancers: Is it Worth it?
Tite Grip, the hero we’ve all been sweatily waiting for? Or; a heavy-handed solution to a slippery problem many of us face, each time we step-up to the shiny pole?
We have found that Tite Grip 1, when used properly by those who need it, is the solution and you will be hard-pressed to find anyone who can claim and prove Tite Grip hasn’t worked unless they have naturally very dry hands to begin with.
Then there’s Tite Grip 2, the less powerful sister. If other grip aid products have worked for you, but you’re still looking for that little bit extra confidence we recommend you give Tite Grip 2 a go!
Even though we’ve noted above that in some cases it may be wise to use a second grip aid product, we feel that Tite Grip is a great way to have confidence in dry hands for hours, without the need to frequently re-apply it.
Tite Grip 1: 4/5
Tite Grip 2: 5/5
Where To Buy Tite Grip Pole Grip Aid
Like with most pole dance grip aid products, you can often find these on offer on Amazon.com or similar.
As the price varies, it’s best to check on Amazon what the current price of Tite Grip is.
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