Unlike the amount of thought we put into for washing the rest of our wardrobe, I don’t think we put even a quarter of the same whilst washing our underwear. You need to take care of your panties and this lingerie care guide will help you to do that.
More often than not, people tend to just throw them into the washing machine along with the rest of their laundry. However, what if I told you that this was most certainly deteriorating the quality of your women underwear and making their wear life shorter?
I think a lot of women don’t need to be told how to take care of their underwear because they are doing it right already, but for those of us who have just started doing our laundry by ourselves and not get it done by the maid or by our moms, we need these few helpful tips. So, if you are new to the laundry game, then read on to find out some helpful tips on how to take care of your panties.
Get Rid of Stains Immediately
We all have gone through and still go through those days when you get some blood stains on your underwear/panties. However, due to laziness or maybe a busy schedule we don’t wash it off immediately and instead throw them into the laundry hamper. It is a general rule of thumb to wash stains as soon as you get them, because if you let them sit, they dry up and get nice and cozy with your clothes’ fabric, making it quite impossible to get rid of.
Unlike the leniency given in the taking care of bra post, I’m sorry to say the same doesn’t go for underwear. You should always wash them by hand and not in the machine because that causes the elastic of the panty to wear out much faster than normal, leaving you with panties that are too loose to wear. Just hand-wash them after your bath or during it, whichever works for you, and your underwear won’t lose their elastic too quickly.
Use Cold Water and a Gentle Detergent
Cold water help in getting rid of any stains, especially of blood, and gentle soap will keep the fabric soft. Ensure that the detergent that you are using is not hard one but should be a gentle one. Do not use same detergent that you use to wash your tough bed sheets. In market, there are different varieties of detergents are available which are soft on clothes.
Do Not Bleach
I think this is very obvious since your underwear doesn’t really need that level of heavy duty washing. Bleach tends to make the fabric brittle, making it susceptible to tearing. As we do not wish our underwear to tear away in pieces soon, let us avoid bleaching.
Wash Them Separately
What I mean by this is wash separate material of underwear separately. So, cotton panties go together and your silk and lace ones go in a different way. Since cotton can take a little bit of brute force, not that I recommend it, silk and lace panties won’t be able to and they might just tear or start losing their stitching. So, as a general rule, even if you throw in your cotton underwear in the machine, don’t do the same with the lace and silk ones.
And that’s all. These are some tips that you can follow for taking care of your panties. I know some of these may seem a little too much work but the alternative is buying underwear every two months. So, unless you don’t want to spend your entire pay check on panties, I think you can try these out. If you have any tips of your own, then you can share them in the comments below for all of us to know.