Every woman has most likely experienced the complete or utter destruction that comes from washing and drying a bra in a washing machine and tumble dryer, and it can be frustrating, especially if it was an expensive bra.
However once you start hand washing your bras you will never go back to using a washing machine. Hand washing is much easier than you think, and it can be done with very little fuss.
Bras have to be washed often especially when the weather is warm, as they collect dirt, sweat, dead skin cells and all sort of nasty things. Not washing your bra can lead to some pretty terrible outbreaks and even infections.
Before you begin washing clean your wash basin and then fill it with luke warm water and a mild detergent. Add your bras and swirl them in the water. Push them until they are completely soaked. Leave them for 10-15 minutes to soak.
Once they have soaked for a while swish them in the water and gently press them in your hands. Drain the water, and now rinse the bras out thoroughly in cold water. Once the bras are rinsed, you can speed up the drying process by using a salad spinner (Not the one you use for your salads).
Pop them into the salad spinner one at a time and spin well. You should be able to pull out quite a bit of water. That done, hang them over a hanger or clothes line and let them air dry. Remember Do Not hang a bra by its straps as this will stretch the straps.
If you want to machine wash your bras, always use a mesh lingerie bag, but never tumble dry your bras.
- Aneesa Suliman