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How to hand wash bras?

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How to hand wash bras the best way?

It’s best to think of your bra as a delicate treasure. But we expect from it to support us throughout the day (and nights). Our treasure needs some attention in return so we can enjoy are bra as long as possible.

  • Why it’s best to hand wash your bra?
  • How to hand wash bras?
  • Why is regular washing important?
  • How to dry your bra?
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Al clean bra is a supporting bra

The elastic fiber of our bra needs the best of support from us! Because a bra that is taken good care of will give you longer and better support.


Why its best to hand wash your bras?

Bras and washing machines don’t go that well together. This is what all lingerie experts agree upon.

The elastic fibers in your bra should be cleaned often to keep its strength. But the washing should be done with care because the fibers are delicate and can easily be damaged.


How to hand wash bras?

  • use lukewarm water
  • use a soft soap, detergent-free
  • rinse your bra after washing in cool water, it shocks the elastane and gets back into shape


Why is regular washing important?

Instead of what we might think “I will save my bras from too much washing”, it is important to wash your bras regularly.

A wash helps the elastic fabric to regain its strength. The cold water will give the elastic fibres a shock effect, so the bra can regain its shape.

How often to wash your bra?
Well, if you have been sweaty on a day you might feel of washing it right away. Maybe it’s fine to wear your bra a couple of days.

Do not wear the same bra every day but rotate between your bras. This way, a bra can have a rest. Yes, it does need a rest. A rest from the warmth of your skin. The elasticity reacts to the warmth and gradually will lose a little of its elasticity. By resting the bra it will regain the elasticity.

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Also, the bra needs to be cleaned from body sweat. Depending on the day, hot or cold. Depending on your stress level that day, any bra on any woman is having direct contact with our bare skin.

Remember: a clean bra will have a longer life and will keep its elasticity longer.

How to dry your bra after washing?
Heat is bad for a bra so don’t even consider hanging it over rads or any direct source of heat. Doing a hand wash will leave the bras soaked with water.

  • Use your hands gently to take out most of the water.
  • Don’t wring the bra.
  • Gently pat dry.

You can lay your washed bras on a towel. The towel will take on most of the water. I usually leave it for a few hours.

After dripping most of the water on a towel you can lay the bra flat on a drying rack. Or maybe hang it over a drying rack.

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Not happy with your bra?

Does your bra feels comfortable and does it support you just right? Yes? That’s great. If not, you may just need a new bra to replace the old one just because you’ve been wearing and caring for it a pretty long time.
Or you may need a different bra size altogether. Maybe your body has changed and therefore also your boobs.


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