Bras are the most important garment that we wear every day. It not only gives us comfort but also support our body and posture. We must learn how to keep them looking good so they work their best. Follow these bra care tips and your intimates will Thank you.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD I WASH MY BRAS?
This depends on how many bras you have in your wardrobe. Before we can even dive in here, I would like to share you a lingerie expert advice: Never wear the same bra two days in a row and it has a reason. When you let your bra sit for one day, it allows restoring the elasticity of the band and straps, prolonging the life. The more bras you have in rotation, the longer you can prolong the wash. Let’s say, if you have three bras in rotation, you can go three to four wears before washing or even earlier than that if you have some sweaty days.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH A BRA?
The best way to wash your intimates is by hand, yes, I mean it. Undergarments are very delicate and need special care while washing. Fill a small bowl with lukewarm water, add some mild detergent, submerge your bras, give ‘em a swish and let them soak for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse.
THE SAFEST WAY TO WASH BRAS IN A WASHING MACHINE
If you’re too busy to hand wash, there’s no harm in using the washing machine, you just need to take few precautions. First, place your intimates in a lingerie bag. This prevents straps from getting wrapped around other clothes and stretching out. You can further Hook the band of each bra to eliminate tangling. Then select a gentle cycle, use cold water and a mild detergent.
HOW TO DRY BRAS
Well, you have washed your bras and it’s time to dry them out. Wait you’re not putting them in the dryer even on low heat. Dryer heat can damage the elastic in bands and can wrap the underwire too. So, how to dry it? Remove the excess water by gently pressing it and never wring. Let your bra air dry by laying flat or hanging them on the drying rack. But don’t hang a bra by its straps. The weight of the wet fabric can cause the straps to stretch out.
THE RIGHT WAY TO STORE YOUR BRAS
I agree that not all of us are well organized and there is no shame. We don’t have time to properly fold and stack our clothes or whatever excuse we have, we should not fold padded bras underwire bras in half and tuck one cup into the other. Lay them nice and flat so they retain their shape. For the rest, fold them and stack.
THE LIFESPAN OF A BRA
The band is a great indicator of how much life your bra has left. If you’re wearing the right size bra and your band starts riding up, it means your band has stretched, and you can move the hook all the way to the tightest. But if it still rides up, it’s time to change your bra.