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How to Wash Lululemon Leggings & Clothes the Right Way

Learn how to wash Lululemon leggings and clothing the right way with this quick guide.

Lululemon clothes and most activewear are made using tightly knit synthetic fabrics. These fabrics are notorious for being difficult to clean, trapping odor-causing bacteria, losing their stretch, pilling, fraying, and degrading both wickablity and breathability over time.

Get rid of sweat odors in your activewear and love your Lululemons longer when you wash them the right way using the simple steps below.

5 Simple Steps to Washing Lululemon

  1. Before washing Lululemon leggings, yoga pants, and clothes – turn them inside out.
  2. Separate laundry by fabric type & wash Lululemons with other synthetic fabrics and activewear. Make sure to never include denim or towels in the same load, as they are abrasive fabrics that can cause pilling and fraying.
  3. To avoid issues with damaging your Lululemon leggings and clothes, remove anything abrasive from the washing machine such as items with Velcro® and zippers. If your Lululemon clothing has a zipper, make sure to zip it all the way up so it doesn’t hurt the fabric.
  4. Wash bright colors with similar colors. When wet, keep bright colored gear away from other fabrics in order to avoid bleeding.
  5. Machine wash in cold water on a delicate wash cycle.

Pro Tip:
Check out the official Lululemon washing and care instructions.

Can you put Lululemon Leggings & Clothes in the Dryer?

You may have read that you should never put your activewear and Lululemon leggings in the dryer because it could damage the fabric. As well, there are many articles suggesting that if you use a dryer sheet or fabric softener it will clog the fabric with waxy residue and trap odor-causing bacteria.

This used to be true, and Lululemon lovers everywhere had to deal with the tedium of laying all of their activewear out flat to let it air dry.

If air drying bums you out like most people, there is an amazing product on the market that allows you to put your Lululemon leggings and clothes in the dryer without worrying about damaging the fabric.

In fact, HEX Wet Dryer Sheets are specifically designed for drying Lululemon leggings and activewear and are 100% guaranteed to improve fabric feel and performance, and extend its life over time. Try them out to make your laundry life faster and easier.

Pro Tip:
For outerwear, close all zipper and Velcro® closures. Tumble Dry on low. Use as little detergent as possible to ensure you don’t leave behind any residue.

What’s the Best Detergent to Wash Lululemon Leggings & Clothes?

Avoid Traditional Laundry Detergents

If you are looking for the best laundry detergent for Lululemon leggings and activewear, be sure to avoid traditional laundry detergents.

Traditional detergents were made for the fabrics of yesteryear (e.g. cotton), and can’t penetrate and clean the tightly woven synthetic and technical fabrics found in Lululemon leggings and much of today’s clothing.

In fact, instead of cleaning activewear, most laundry detergents actually trap the bacteria from our sweat and body oils - which leads to foul odors - and then attempt to cover up the stench with perfumes. This is why many people have issues getting rid of tough body odors, sweat smells, and stains in their Lululemons and activewear.

Use a Laundry Detergent Designed for Activewear & Synthetic Fabrics

There are a number of specialty detergents on the market today that claim to be the best for washing Lululemon leggings and activewear, but HEX Performance Laundry Detergent is the only award-winning activewear detergent that is 100% guaranteed to kill odors in your Lululemons, and build a layer of protection - that enhances with each wash - to prevent odors from coming back, while rejuvenating the fabric and extending clothing lifespan.

Pro Tip:
For bras and sports bras, instead of machine washing with your cups in, remove the cups and hand wash them to help retain their shape. Then, lay the cups out flat to dry. Before washing your bra, be sure to place it in a mesh or delicates bag to help protect the fabric and extend its life.

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