Period underwear may be relatively new to the feminine hygiene products world. Yet, these products already make up a million-dollar market. Considering the countless benefits of period panties, that should be no wonder.
As long as you care for yours correctly, period underwear is reusable. That means you will end up paying less in the long run compared to using tampons, organic cotton pads, and even menstrual cups.
But have you under wondered how to wash your period underwear? If so, you're in luck because today, we are bringing you this ultimate guide to period panty care. Keep reading to get all your questions answered.
How Do You Wash Period Underwear?
You can wash period underwear in the washing machine or by hand. But first, you need to rinse your underwear immediately after you wear them. Rinse period underwear with cold water until it runs clear.
Now, here's how to wash your period underwear by hand or in the washing machine. Or check our care instructions for your Hanna period underwear.
How to Wash Period Underwear by Hand
Washing period underwear by hand is the best way to ensure they last longer and stay in good shape. Cleaning your period undies by hand can also be easier since you can hand wash them right after you rinse them.
Avoid soaking your underwear. Instead, hold them under running water with laundry soap. Rub the gusset of the underwear against itself gently to remove any stains.
Use a gentle or mild laundry detergent. It should contain surface-active agents and not enzymatic or abrasive detergents. A mild product will protect the delicate materials your period underwear is made from.
Wring out your underwear periodically to ensure you are getting out any stains. Make sure to wring them out gently and without pulling on the material. Add more laundry soap if needed.
Once the water runs clear, do one more rinse under cool water. Wring them out again and scroll down to learn how to properly dry your period underwear.
How to Machine Wash Period Underwear
You can machine wash your period underwear separately, with your delicates, or with your regular laundry. We recommend using a gentle or delicate cycle to keep your underwear in good condition for longer.
Make sure to use a cold water setting. Do not wash period underwear in water that is warmer than 30°C or 86°F. Hot water may damage the materials used to wick moisture and keep your underwear feeling dry while you wear them.
You can wash your period underwear in a mesh bag to increase their life span. We also recommend avoiding other harsh chemicals like bleach and harsh detergents.
Once your underwear finishes its cycle, do not dry them. We give you tips for properly drying your period underwear next.
How to Dry Period Underwear
We only recommend air drying your underwear, and we do not recommend using an iron. Heat can damage the material.
You can lay period underwear flat to dry to encourage them to keep their shape. Or you can hang period underwear to dry if you want to speed up the process.
The amount of time it will take your underwear to dry depends on how absorbent they are. The more absorbent, the longer they will take to dry.
To speed up the process even further, you can blot your underwear with a towel after washing. This will remove any excess moisture. Then, hang them to dry.
More Period Underwear Washing Tips
We get a lot of questions about period underwear here at Hannah. And it's no wonder — we're kind of the experts! So, before you go, check out more tips for washing your period underwear correctly.
How Do You Get the Smell Out of Period Underwear?
The best way to avoid odors in period underwear is to wash them after your wear them. But even if you take good care of your period underwear, they may still smell after washing.
If this happens to you, soak your underwear in vinegar or baking soda mixed with water. Let them soak overnight before washing. Another option is to add a bit of vinegar or baking soda every time you machine or hand wash them.
Do You Wash Period Underwear Separately?
No, you do not have to machine wash your period underwear separately. You do not have to pre-rinse it either if you're throwing it in the washing machine. You can treat your period panties as you would the rest of your underwear.
Of course, you can wash your period underwear separately if you want to. But if your period underwear accidentally ends up with the rest of your laundry, you don't have to worry about it soiling your other clothes.
How Often Should You Wash Period Underwear?
We recommend rinsing your Hannah period underwear after every use. You can let them air dry after you wear them and then throw them in the laundry. Wash your period underwear with the rest of your laundry load.
Make sure you change your period underwear every 4–6 hours for our Light underwear or 6–8 hours for our Heavy underwear. This will prevent staining and odors from developing.
Get the Best Period Underwear from Hannah
Period underwear is a major game changer for women who menstruate. Yet, if you want to wear your new favorite panties for as long as possible, you need to follow these tips for washing them correctly.
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