Panties are an essential part of every woman's wardrobe. BUT do you know how to really care for them? They provide comfort and support throughout the day for almost most of our life. However, to make sure your panties remain in excellent condition and last longer, there are some clever hacks you should know. From washing and drying to overall care,we've got you covered with these 10 must-know panties hacks for all women (men too!).
1. Separate by Color:
When doing laundry, separate your panties by colour. Dark-coloured panties should be washed separately from whites and light-coloured ones to prevent colour bleeding.
Bonus Tip: Especially when washing your NEW panty for the first time, there are higher chances of colour bleeding.
2. Use a Lingerie Bag:
Place your panties in a lingerie bag before tossing them in the washing machine. This prevents them from getting tangled with other clothing items or stretched out during the wash.
Bonus Tip: Don’t forget to choose the appropriate and suitable lingerie bag size!
Bonus tip : Never mix your panties with other clothing items! Always have a dedicated wash load of innerwear item!
3. Opt for Hand Washing:
For delicate lace or silk panties, consider hand washing. Gently agitate them in lukewarm (or cold), soapy water, rinse, and air dry for the best results. If you have to put in the machine, ensure it has a handwash function too!
Bonus Tip: Avoid hot water at all cost! Washing your panties in hot water can weaken elastic fibres.
4. Avoid Fabric Softeners:
Fabric softeners can break down elastic fibers over time, reducing the lifespan of your panties. Skip the fabric softener when laundering your underwear.
Bonus Tip: Periodically inspect your panties for signs of wear, loose threads, or stretched-out elastic. Identifying issues early can help you address them before they worsen.
5. Choose a Mild Detergent:
Use a mild, hypoallergenic detergent, or even better, 100% natural detergent to avoid skin irritation and maintain the fabric's integrity. Harsh detergents or even detergent powder, can leave unwanted residues, and also cause premature wear and tear.
Bonus Tip: If your panties do get stained, treat the stains promptly with a gentle stain remover to prevent them from setting in.
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6. Air Dry Them:
The best way to dry your panties is by hanging them to air dry. Avoid using the dryer, as the heat can degrade elastic fibers and reduce elasticity.
Bonus Tip: When hung outside to dry, avoid direct sunlight! The heat will do the same damage as a dryer.
7. Fold Instead of Rolling:
When storing your panties, fold them neatly instead of rolling them up. This prevents unnecessary stretching and helps maintain their shape.
Bonus Tip: If you have space, store the panties that you don't wear frequently flat in your drawer rather than folding or rolling them. This helps to maintain their shape even further.
8. Rotate Your Panties:
Avoid wearing the same pair of panties multiple days in a row. Rotating between different pairs allows the elastic to regain its shape and prevents overstretching.
Bonus Tip: Different styles of panties serve various purposes. Rotate between styles like thongs, briefs, and boyshorts to prevent wear and tear in specific areas.
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9. Repair Small Snags:
If you notice a small snag or loose thread, don't pull it further. Use a needle to gently push it back into place and secure it with a small, discreet stitch.
Bonus Tip: Keep your nails in check. Oftentimes, our nails may be the cause of accidentally snagging your panties, especially delicate lace or silk styles.
10. Use Panty Liners:
Consider using panty liners during menstruation to protect your panties from stains. This can help extend the life of your underwear.
Bonus Tip: Panty Liners also help to prevent a camel toe situation.
Bonus tip, ensure to change your panty liner every 3-4 hours - This will avoid smell, unwanted bacteria and even yeast infections or UTI!
Caring for your panties properly ensures they remain comfortable and in great condition for an extended period. By following these ten panty hacks, you'll be able to enjoy your favourite underwear for longer, saving you money and keeping you feeling your best every day. Remember, when you feel good in your panties, you'll feel more confident overall. However, do also keep in mind that the recommended timeline to change out your underwear is every 6-12 months.
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