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How often should you wash your bra? How to maintain a long lasting bra quality.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

My blog has been mostly on hygiene because of how important it is. Today, I will be sharing with you, the keys and tips to long-lasting bra maintenance and hygiene. Honestly, this is one hygiene a lot of ladies skip, in as much as bras are worn underneath, we should keep in mind that we need to always wash our bras. Thinking about it and seeing a comedy skit which was shared by a guy in the media about ladies wearing dirty bras and how dirty looking it can be, I decided to share this article about how to always keep your bra clean and maintain a high hygiene standard while doing it.

Some ladies take good care of their shoes better than their bra, just because we don't get to see it. Some ladies are in the habit of wearing a bra for months and until the corners start looking brown they don't care to wash it. Anyways, if you are in such a dirty habit you need to stop it. While this depends on your lifestyle you should wash your bra after 2-3 wear. If you sweat way too much then be sure to own more bras and wash even more often to prevent body odour, bacteria and skin infections.

Here are ways to keep your bra long-lasting and clean.

1. The number of bras you have is the first step to this. Some ladies own just 2 bras which I can't condemn due to the fact that we all have different paychecks. Owning about 4-6 bras is a good number. It helps you to be flexible and prevents you from wearing one bra for a longer time.

2. When purchasing a bra be sure you like the bra texture: Comfort is key. Most times we end up buying a beautiful bra that doesn't fit well. We stop wearing it and keep wearing one particular bra that feels really good and comfortable. Be sure that before you purchase any bra it is very comfortable for you to wear. This is to avoid wearing one bra over and over again even when the bra gets really dirty you keep wearing it just because it is more comfortable than your other bras.

3. There are bras for different clothing (design) styles, but there are also bras that just happen to fit into every outfit so well. We tend to wear that bra more often. Instead of over wearing one bra just because it feels so comfortable, purchase that bra type/style in neutral colours that can go with a lot of clothing, so you can change and not wear the same bra just because it fits/sits well with every item of clothing.

4. Washing your bra is one thing and maintaining the quality is a whole entire journey.

a). The best way to wash your bra is by hand washing it with a good detergent or soap that is mild and effective. Hand washing your bra is a secure way to protect your bra from damage and tear.
I totally prefer to wash my bra with my hands because I do it better than the washing machine. I scrub specific corners and areas and also get to retain the quality. Purchasing a quality bra is good but maintaining it is another thing altogether.

b). Are you familiar with this mesh flower print laundry bag which is popularly known for the use of washing underwear and delicate clothing? It is a net-like bag, with plastic chain like protectors inside. For those who do not have so much time to hand wash, always set the washing machine to mild wash. Put your bra inside the mesh laundry wash bag before putting it inside the washing machine. This will wash the bra and prevent it from damage. Not entirely but it is better than just directly putting the bra inside the washing machine.

c). Dry your bra in natural air and temperature, do not blow dry, this is not hygienic. 

Thank you so much for reading, I will like to know how you care for your bra and if you are guilty of this then let's talk about it in the comment box below.
 Have a lovely weekend.


  1. I own a few different bras for different tops that I wear. I agree, so important to keep the bra clean even if it can't be seen.

  2. I typically wash a bra after two or three wears in winter and after one wear in summer. Maybe I wash all my clothes too often, I don't know. I often wash items after just one wear. It's probably not good for environment so I try to use an eco-friendly detergent.

    1. This is a very good idea. NICE HYGIENE Ivana.

  3. So useful post, thank you for sharing :)

  4. I typically just throw my bras with everything else and set it on 'Delicates' setting when washing, but a mesh bag sounds like a fab idea! Thank you for sharing these practical tips. <3 xoxo


    1. A mesh bag is better or a hand wash. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Having different bras to switch between is great but you're right - we all have different incomes and need to walk in each other's shoes. I am on board with buying bras that give comfort! Certain textures can cause some heavy irritation. I wash my bras often - having those laundry bags go FAR! The bra straps won't get tangled and stretched unnecessarily. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

    1. You are so right, I agree with purchasing bras with great textures and comfort.

  6. This is great advice. I always use a mesh bag to wash my bras, it's such a life saver! Hope you have a great start to the week.

    xo, Jackie

  7. you have perfect body, thanks for your article
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  8. Good tips! i have a few mesh bags I use for washing delicate things like bras :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a quiet and relaxing one here.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  9. This is such a great post with such great tips!

    xx, Elise

  10. This sounds like a really convenient tool to have. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica |

  11. Oh, this post is definitely helpful! Now I know how often I should wash my bras!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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