Taking care of your lingerie is essential if you want it to stay clean, well fitted and last a long time. Keeping your intimates clean not only allows them to last longer, but also lowers the risk for any infections. When washing your lingerie you wanna keep a few things in mind;
1. It's better to handwash your lingerie versus machine washing.
2. Delicate laundry detergents or mild intimate detergent work best.
3. Hang dry your lingerie ALWAYS!!!
It's recommended to wash your bra every 2-3 wears. And recommended to replace your bras every 6-9 months. Even after proper care and storage of lingerie the elastic will eventually become stretched and need to be replaced. When storing your bras, especially moulded cup bras you want to stack your bras one on top of another to help keep their shape. You never want to invert one cup into the other, by doing this you could damange the moulding.
Hand Washing your Bras (Recommended)
For longer lasting lingerie follow these few simple steps.
- Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add a delicate washing detergent such as Dreft,Forever New, Le Blanc Silk & Lingerie Wash, or Eucalan which is a no-rinse detergent.
- Soak lingerie for up to an hour
- Gently rub the fabric together to remove dirt
- Rinse in cool water (until the water runs clear)
- Lay garment flat on a towel
- Lay another towel over top and press to remove extra water
- Always hang to dry
Machine Washing your Bras
If using a washing machine, a mesh or lingerie bag works best to separate bras from other clothing items to help reduce any damage.
- Hook the backs of your bras
- Put similar colored items in a lingerie bag
- Wash on a delicate cycle in cool water with gentle detergent
- When you take your molded cup bras out of the wash, reshape the cups with your hands. Don't wring out or stretch your bras
- Always hang to dry. Never put bras in the dryer because the heat will break down the spandex and you will lose elasticity.
When washing panties you always want to look at the care instructions on the label. While most underwear can be machine washed with delicate detergents, you never want to machine wash panties made with delicate fabrics or lots of embelishments. In fact, although most panties are safe to be machine washed its always recommended to hand wash panties. When machine washing panties you want to wash them on a delicate cycle with warm or cold water and hang to dry.