How Often To Wash Sports Bras

Proper laundry care will keep sports bras clean and lasting long. So how often should you wash sports bras?

How Often To Wash Sports Bras

Sports bras soak up most of your sweat during a workout. If you let that sweat linger in your bra all week, it can get messy. And add up a few workouts in between washes, that’s when your sports bras start to really stink. Get the job done right with HEX detergent.

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To keep your sports bras lasting as long as possible, it’s best to wash after every tough workout.


That might sound like a lot, but it’s worth it! With the right detergent and proper washing, you can double the lifespan of your sports bra. And once you get a good laundry routine, you won’t even think twice about how often to wash sports bras.

The Best Detergent for Sports Bras

So here’s the thing. The more you wash workout clothes with regular old detergents, the more damage you could be doing to those clothes! Especially if you’ve been adding fabric softener and dryer sheets. Wanna know the best way to wash a sports bra? The real key is using HEX Performance Laundry Detergent.

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Tips for Making Sports Bras Last

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Use laundry products designed to clean synthetics

Washing your clothes wears them down slowly. But the real problem is the detergents, softeners, and dryer sheets we were all taught to use. Those blue, gooey detergents actually make things worse. They coat synthetic fabrics, causing fabrics to wear out sooner. If you don’t want to ruin your athletic lingerie, use HEX Detergents and Fabric Boosters, and try alternating hand washing with machine washing.

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Know when to hand wash and when to machine wash

Most sources swear by hand-washing to gently wash a bra. However, only you know how much you sweat. Agitation is important to avoid smelling like a sweat monster. The washing machine does a much better job of agitating the detergent and bra in order to clear out the grime and odor.

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What if you’re doing low-intensity, not-so-sweaty workouts?

You don’t have to wash a sports bra after every time you put it on. If you don’t break a sweat while wearing your yoga bra, just let it air out. In these cases, treat your sports bra like other bras and wash every 3-4 wears.

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