There’s no better time than now to learn some tips on how to take care of the one item that every woman owns:your bra.In order to increase the lifetime of your delicates while also keeping them soft, supportive and stylish, here are some washing tricks to help give your mastectomy bras the TLC they deserve.
Shower With Your Sports Bras
After working up a serious sweat, bring your sports bra into the shower with you and use mild laundry detergent to hand wash it. Washing the sweat and smell off right away post-workout will help prolong its life.
Use a Salad Spinner
Washing and drying your delicates with a salad spinner may sound like a bizarre idea, but it can actually work wonders.To start, fill the spinner with warm water and add in a small drop of laundry detergent.Submerge your bra in the water for 10 minutes.Then start spinning!Dump the water and rinse, repeating until the water runs clear.
Squeeze, Don’t Wring
After hand-washing your bras, never wring or twist the cups.Gently squeeze any water out and press the bra with a towel.Then lay them over a drying rack or lay flat on a clean towel.Never hang your bras by their straps as it will stretch the elastic and can jeopardize the fit and longevity.
Rejuvenate White and Nude Color Bras
If your bras appear more dingy and discolored, add some white distilled vinegar into the washing process.Allow bras to soak for 20 minutes before washing, and thoroughly rinse afterwards.If they are still gray, mix a few tablespoons of baking soda together with water until a paste forms.Massage into the elastic straps and then rinse thoroughly.This method also works incredibly well for treating deodorant stains and sweat spots.
How Often to Wash Your Bras
It is unnecessary to wash your bra after each wear.Every two to four weeks is ideal for frequently worn bras, unless you’re sweating alot.You should never wear the same bra two days in a row because letting the garment rest in between days helps it retain its shape and elasticity.
Try these easy bra washing tips and notice how much better your bras will fit and last.