How - and when - to wash an OOMBRA
YOU CAN HAND WASH IF YOU WANT...
💦 Handwashing is extra gentle, a win for bras!
💦 Just fill a sink, bucket, or even big bowl with warm* water.
💦 Then drop a few drops of laundry detergent onto your OOMBRA and lather until suds form.
💦 No detergent? No problem! You can use a gentle bar soap instead.
💦 Feel free to pre-soak your OOMBRA for a few minutes in the soapy water – or not!
💦 Either way, after lathering, rinse with clean warm water (running from the tap works great).
💦 Last step: gently wring out the excess water and get ready to dry.
*for deep brown OOMBRAs, you can go cooler with your water
YOU CAN MACHINE WASH IF YOU WANT...
💦 If you’ve got a mesh laundry bag, you can place your OOMBRA in there… but you certainly don’t have to!
💦 Wash your OOMBRA in a load with similar colors. Dark loads often get washed in cold water; lighter loads go warm. The OOMBRA loves both, but it’s not into super-hot temps.
💦 Use your regular detergent but steer clear of bleach and fabric softeners.
💦 Run the washer on “normal” or “gentle” cycle – both work well.
💦 Once the load is done, if your OOMBRA was in a mesh bag, you can remove it now.
💨 If you want to hang dry, go for it!
💨 If you’re into flat-drying, lay your OOMBRA flat on a towel, let it dry, and voila!
💨 Automating with a dryer? That works, too! Just keep the temps down (“warm” is as hot as you want to go) and the cycle “low” or “gentle.”
HOW OFTEN DOES IT NEED TO BE WASHED?
✅ You don’t need to wash your OOMBRA – or any bra – after every wear. Just check 2 things:
👃 SMELL CHECK! Give it a quick sniff to check that it’s odor-free.
👀 LOOK CHECK! Take a peek at both sides of your OOMBRA to make sure it’s got no stains – especially the armpits.
✅ Factoid that’s great to know: Unless you’ve been sweating it up, most bras do not need to be washed after one wear. And a little less washing extends the bra’s lifespan.