Investing in good-quality and comfortable bras is essential, and similarly, taking care of your lingerie also plays a vital role in extending its lifespan. Yes, we understand that sometimes you may find it difficult to take care of your bras, but believe us, with just a few simple steps, you can prolong their lifespan without losing their elasticity and quality. Less maintenance equals less stress! Read more about how to extend the life of your bras.
How do I wash bras?
As a general rule, you must wash your bras after 2 to 3 uses. This may sound good for your bras, but not for your self-hygiene. Wash properly after every single use. We recommended handwashing in a gentle way. Follow the steps below.
- In a bucket or sink full of cold water, pour some mild laundry detergent. It can either be liquid detergent or a powder. Make sure it is entirely dissolved in water. Do not use harsh chemicals; they can damage the fabric.
- Now soak your lingerie for a few minutes, then take it in your hand and use a washcloth to remove any visible stains—dab and rub to clean thoroughly.
- Rinse your lingerie thoroughly with no apparent foam.
- Gently press (without damaging the shape) to remove excess water.
Note: If the bra has removable padding, take it out before washing it.
How do I dry my bras?
After removing the excess water, choose any one of the following methods to dry your lingerie:
The best way to dry bras is by air drying. Put your bras flat on a dry towel; this will remove the moisture content easily. This method will promote and distribute the weight of the bra and prevent damage.
Spread the centre gore of the bra and hand them out equally. This method ensures the elasticity is saved correctly. Do not hang them at high temperatures; dedicate a cold or warm place for them.
NOTE: Never use dryers; this may damage the fabric and the padding.
How to Extend the Life of Your Bras
Give your lingerie a break to retain its elasticity and shape. This means avoiding the same bras frequently can work some magic. We know that everyone has a favourite go-to bra that is so comfortable. There are chances that your bra can lose its elasticity and support if you use it again and again.
What is the life span of a bra?
Lingerie has a lifespan. A high-quality bra can support, comfort, and stay in shape without losing elasticity for about 6 to 9 months. Women’s bodies undergo a lot of changes; measure yourself correctly and replace old bras every 6 to 8 months or whenever you feel uncomfortable.
Taking proper care of your lingerie can increase its lifespan. Remember, your lingerie has no rule that it must last a lifetime. It is healthy to replace your bras whenever your body demands it. Additionally, all you need is support and comfort.