Dos and don’ts
5-step guide to washing adhesive bras
Prepare the cleaning solution
Mix a few drops of mild hand soap or specialized bra cleanser with warm water in a basin or sink. Ensure the water is lukewarm, as hot water may damage the adhesive.
Clean the adhesive surface
Turn the adhesive bra inside out and dip your fingertips in the soapy water. Gently rub the adhesive surface using small circular motions to remove dirt and oil buildup. Be careful not to apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the adhesive.
Wash the entire bra (optional)
If desired, you can dip the entire bra into the soapy water and swish it around to clean the fabric on the outside of the cups. This step is optional and can be skipped if you only want to focus on cleaning the adhesive surface.
Hold the bra under warm running water to rinse off all the soap and dirt. Ensure that both the cups and the adhesive surface are thoroughly rinsed to remove any residue.
Air dry and store
Gently squeeze out any excess water from the bra without wringing or twisting it. Place the bra on a clean surface with the adhesive side facing up or hang it up to air dry naturally. Once the bra is completely dry, store it in its original packaging or a clean, dry container to protect the adhesive.
Can I wash my adhesive bra in a washing machine?
No, it is not recommended to machine wash adhesive bras. The mechanical agitation and heat from the washing machine can damage the adhesive and affect its stickiness. Always hand wash adhesive bras.
What soap or detergent should I use to wash my adhesive bra?
It is best to use mild hand soap or a specialized bra cleanser to wash your adhesive bra. Harsh detergents, bleach, and fabric softeners should be avoided as they can deteriorate the adhesive.
How often should I wash my adhesive bra?
It is recommended to wash your adhesive bra after each use to remove dirt, oils, and residue. Regular washing helps maintain the adhesive’s effectiveness and prolong the life of the bra.
Can I use a towel or sponge to clean the adhesive surface of the bra?
No, it is not recommended to use a towel or sponge to clean the adhesive surface. Instead, use your fingertips in gentle circular motions to clean the adhesive. Avoid any abrasive materials or rubbing that may damage the adhesive.
Can I soak my adhesive bra in water?
While it is generally safe to immerse the bra in water to clean the fabric portion, avoid submerging the adhesive surface for an extended period. Briefly swishing the adhesive portion in soapy water is acceptable, but avoid soaking it for too long to prevent damage to the adhesive.
Can I use a hairdryer or direct heat to dry my adhesive bra?
It is best to air dry your adhesive bra naturally. Avoid using a hairdryer or direct heat sources like radiators, as excessive heat can affect the adhesive’s properties and shape of the bra. Allow it to air dry on a flat surface or hang it up.
Should I store my adhesive bra in its original packaging?
If you have the original packaging for your adhesive bra, it is recommended to store it in that to protect the adhesive surface from lint and dirt. If you don’t have the original packaging, use a clean, dry container or a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.
What should I do if the adhesive of my bra is not sticky anymore?
Over time, the adhesive properties of an adhesive bra may diminish. If you notice a significant loss of stickiness or damage to the adhesive surface, it may be time to replace the bra. Regular cleaning and proper care can help prolong the adhesive’s effectiveness, but adhesive bras do have a limited lifespan.