Tips for Washing Your Bra

When it comes to washing your bras, there is always the worry of if your bra will last because let’s face it, bras are delicate and not everyone has time to wash them by hand. In this article, we will be giving tips for washing your bras so you can keep their quality longer. 


How often?

The first question we should ask is: “How often should I wash my bras?†Well, the answer is you can wear a bra for about 2-3 before it needs to be washed! The best thing to do, however, is to wear a different bra each day. Wearing a bra each day will give the bra from the day before a rest so it can return to its natural shape. A tip from Laura Henney, owner of The Rack Shack, is you could wear one bra a day for two weeks and wash them all together. If you don’t have that many bras available, then reduce it to a few days so you will still have bras to wear on laundry day. 


Hand wash?

Hand wash has always been deemed as the best method to wash bras, but something that we either are too lazy to do or just don’t have the time to. Good news, however, as hand washing your bras is actually an easy task. All you have to do is soak your bras in a bucket of water with detergent for a while, rinse them with clean water, and hang them out to dry! 


What about washing machines?

Let’s face it, even if it’s convenient we’ll probably want to put the bras in a washing machine and settle it. The good thing is, you can do that! What you will need to do, however, is place your bras one on top of another in a laundry pouch, and use gentle cycle for the washing machine so that your bras do not get damaged. 


Type of soap?

Another good question that should be asked is: “What kind of detergent can I use for my bra?†It is best to use a mild detergent to prevent the bra from becoming an irritant to your bras. You will need to make sure that the detergent you are using on your bras doesn’t have bleach or alcohol, which could damage your bras. If you find your detergent isn’t suitable for bras, you can simply use baby shampoo. 


Vinegar?

Some people wash their bras with vinegar for a more natural cleaning. This is very useful for bras as vinegar can remove mildew, but it isn’t recommended as the vinegar will leave your bras with a nose piercing smell. 


Drying method?

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A rule of thumb for those with a dryer. DO NOT put your bras in the dryer. This will stretch out and ruin your bras quickly. You can hang your bras in your bathroom or outside to dry, or you could lie them down flat on a towel to dry. 


With these tips, hopefully you will be able to preserve your bras for a longer time. 

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