How Often Do You Need To Wash Your Bra? And A Video On How To Do It Right!

samedi 2 janvier 2016
Let’s be honest for a change, how often do you wash your clothes? I bet you’ve peeked in a dresser a number of times wondering is it a crime to wear that bra just one more time before you wash it? Here’s what the experts say about these burning bra-related questions.

  1. Should you wash your bra after every wear?
No, no and no! Detergents can damage the elasticity which is crucial in providing solid support, says Lexie Sachs, a product analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute. The director of GHI Cleaning Labs, Carolyn Forte agrees, adding that once the bra loses the shape it no longer fits as it should, so might as well throw it in the bin.
  1. How often do we need to wash our bra?
It depends on your personal hygiene and level of activity, but it’s a general rule of thumb to wait for three to four wears before you wash it, says Sachs. However, there are instances when you should wash it more often or less often. If you wear it to the gym or on a hot, humid day when you sweat a lot you may need to wash it sooner or right afterwards. But if you’re worn it for an hour or two it may not even count as a “wear”.
  1. What’s the deal with bra rotation?
Is it absolutely necessary not to wear the same bra two days in a row or is that just a myth? Sachs says that it’s ok if you wear the same bra two days in a row, but it’s good to have a couple of them so you can rotate and avoid stretching the elastic in time. But it’s ok to wear the same bra as yesterday, you’ll take it off at night which will give it plenty of time to return in shape.
  1. Machine washing or hand washing?
It’s always better to wash them on hand because the drum can ruin its elasticity and shorten its life cycle. If you have to use a machine select the most delicate cycle. Forte recommends using a special mesh bra bag for machine washing, it cushions the bra and prevents twisting and tangling. Use a milder detergent; it’ll be gentler on the fabric.
  1. What about the dryer?
Avoid dryers at all costs. The heat and agitation of a dryer can make it lose its shape and elasticity. Sachs recommends laying it flat to dry, just make sure the cups aren’t folded and misshaped. To get rid of the excess water use a towel to blot it up, don’t wring it or twist it in any case.
If you follow these advices your bras will last longer and you’ll save a lot of money when you won’t be buying a new bra every month. The recommended life cycle of a bra is 12 months on average, make them last that long.
Here’s the proper way of washing your bra:

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