1. Wash immediately: Once you have removed your period underwear, rinse it under cold water to remove any excess blood. Avoid hot water as it can set blood stains.
2. Pre-treatment: Before washing, you can apply a stain remover or mild detergent directly to any stains. Let it sit for a while before continuing to process the underwear.
3. Prewash: Put the rinsed period underwear in cold water and let it soak for some time. This loosens any remaining blood and makes it easier to flush out.
4. Machine Wash: Most period underwear can be machine washed. However, do not use fabric softener or bleach as these can affect the absorbency of the underwear. Detergent should be mild so as not to affect the lifespan of the fabrics. Choose the gentle cycle with cold or lukewarm water.
We also have laundry in the period store that can be washed up to 60°C.
5. Hand wash: If you are concerned about the washing machine, you can also hand wash the period underwear. Use cold or lukewarm water and a mild detergent. Knead and rub gently, but avoid wringing too hard to avoid damaging the integrity of the fibers.
6. Drying: Hang the washed period underwear to dry in a well-ventilated area. Direct sunlight can help bleach any remaining stains. However, avoid hanging on radiators or using a dryer as high heat can reduce the elasticity of the materials.
7. Storage: Store the dried period underwear in a clean, dry place until you need it again.
Remember to always check the manufacturer's instructions as each brand may have specific care instructions. In general, gentle care maximizes the lifespan and performance of your period underwear.