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How To Handwash Your Bras

How To Handwash Your Bras

Admit it. We’ve all been guilty of just throwing our bras in with the rest of our laundry at some point. Yet, when our favorite lingerie loses its shape, color, or elasticity, the regret sinks in. Fortunately, with a little TLC, your bras can enjoy a longer, more beautiful life. So, let’s explore the ins and outs of how to wash a bra correctly.

Why Handwashing?

Machine washing, even when using a washer bag for bras, can be pretty harsh. Your bra's delicate fabrics and intricate details can get worn out a lot faster. Elastic can stretch, and before you know it, your favorite Petite Cherry bra isn't fitting the way it used to. Handwashing, although it requires a bit more effort, is the best way to prolong the life of your bras.

Here’s a quick step-by-step on how to do it:

  1. Prepare the Sink: First and foremost, clean your sink thoroughly. You don’t want any residue from cleaning agents or other products on your bras.
  2. Lukewarm Water: Fill the sink with lukewarm water. Hot water might damage the elastic, so always go for a tepid temperature.
  3. Add Gentle Detergent: Use a small amount of a mild detergent. Make sure it’s dissolved well.
  4. Soak: Submerge your bra in the water. Gently agitate the water to let the detergent penetrate the fabric. Allow the bras to soak for about 10 minutes.
  5. Gently Clean: With gentle motions, rub the fabric against itself, focusing on areas that get particularly sweaty, like under the bust or the straps.
  6. Rinse: Empty the sink and fill it with cool water. Rinse the bra, ensuring all detergent is washed out. It might take a couple of refills to get all the soap out.
  7. Dry: Never wring your bras. Instead, gently press out the excess water. Lay it flat on a towel, reshape it, and let it air dry.

Are You Sure I Can’t Get Away With A Washer Bag?

Okay, we get it. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time for hand washing. If you absolutely must machine wash, a lingerie bag for washing can help protect your bra from tangling or getting caught. But, remember: always select a gentle cycle and avoid using harsh detergents.

Some More Handy Tips:

  • Rotate your bras. Wearing the same bra two days in a row can strain the elastic. Give it a break, let it regain its shape.
  • Store bras flat. Don’t fold one cup into the other, as this can damage the molded shape.

Remember, the longevity of your bras is a testament to how you treat them. With proper care, they’ll support you for a longer time, looking as fabulous as when you first bought them.

In Conclusion

Ladies, our bras do a lot for us, from lifting to shaping and making us feel confident in our skin. The least we can do is treat them right. And while it might seem tedious, knowing how to hand wash bras is a game-changer. Your bras will thank you, and your wallet will too. After all, a well-cared-for bra is a long-lasting one.

So, the next time you’re tempted to throw that delicate piece into the machine, think again. A little handwashing magic can go a long way!

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