Since our mothers took care of all the washing, it is not embarrassing to not know how to wash bras properly. With the following guide, we will show you how to hand wash bras properly, how to wash padded bras, how to keep sport bras in great condition. Hand washing bras has never been easier, just follow our advice!
Hand washing bras takes a bit more effort than simply putting them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry. However, if you have a little bit of extra time, it is really worth it – and the results will show that! Bras are extremely delicate, especially with the underwires and when they are made of lace, so they damage easily if not treated correctly. Hand washing bras is easier than you might think – just take a bucket, some warm water, and a mild laundry detergent like Surf Excel. Simply soak the bra in the soapy water, and then put it up to dry. Easy as 1, 2, 3!
We have all encountered that problem – our favourite bra has leaked colour or taken on the colour of another garment during wash, and we want to get it back to normal. You might think that it is a good idea to soak it in hot water, but think again! Hot water increases the risk that the colour of your bra leaks more, turning your sexy red bra into a dull shade of pink; or worse yet, making the colour stain on it permanent. If you specially want to know how to wash padded bras, it is a good idea to remember that there is a high chance of colour leaking if it’s not made of good quality material, especially when washing it for the first time in a washing machine. It’s always best to first hand wash it to check if the colour leaks.
There is one thing that is crucial when it comes to both machine and hand washing bras: high-quality detergent. Surf Excel Matic is a good example, since it will help you maintain the fabric and colour of your favourite bra. Your favourite bra is surely worth it!
Fasten Bras Before Washing
If you don’t have much time and have chosen to quickly wash your bra in the washing machine, make sure that you fasten the clasp of the bra before putting it in the wash. This is important, because unfastened bra straps could get tangled in other clothing, but the clasp hooks could also tear through delicate lace. Top tip: you could fasten the bras and put them in a pillowcase, to ensure the best and safest result!