How to Wash Bras

A good bra is a base of clothing that supports and provides comfort throughout the day. In order to fit your bra perfectly and sustain as long as possible, you need to take care of them.

It is advisable to wash your bra every time to ensure a hygienic fit. Sports bras should be washed or at least rinsed with warm water after every workout. No bra lasts forever. However, given that we wear them every day, we need to treat our bras well.

Wash your bra by hand.
The best way to wash bras and other delicate clothing are to use a mild detergent by hand. A soaking solution is recommended as it does not require rinsing. This will be milder on some fabric fibers, especially silk and wool, and will save water. However, if your bra does not contain silk or wool, you can wash it by hand with detergent.

First, add a tablespoon of detergent to a gallon of cold water. Allow the bra to soak for about 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water. (If you are using a no-rinse soak or other detergents, you can skip this step.) Carefully grab the bra, squeeze out any excess water, and let it air dry.

Washing the bra in the washing machine
No matter how good your washing machine is, it will consume your bra faster than hand washing. If you still prefer to wash your bra in the washing machine, you can reduce wear by taking a few precautions.

Wash your bra in small amounts or use a laundry bag and wash it in a normal cold water wash cycle. Always use the correct amount of detergent. No matter what is in the bottle, there is no need to use more than two tablespoons of liquid detergent on your clothes. Using too much detergent can leave an oily residue on your clothes and make your bra less comfortable.

For underwear with steel rings, it is recommended to hang the bra symmetrically on a hanger to dry in the shade. For underwear without rings, hanging to dry is fortuitous. This will ensure that the underwear with steel straps will retain its original shape better.