Caring For Hello Undies
Caring For Your Hello Undies™
Yes. This will activate the multi-layered absorbent material. Make sure you wash your Hello Undies and Hello Pad according to our care instructions.
Our leakproof and absorbent Hello Undies can be hand or machine washed just like your ordinary laundry. Just pop them in the washing machine on a delicate cycle below 40°C/105°F. You can hand wash them if you prefer. Use your ordinary washing powder or liquid. Do not use bleach, fabric conditioner or antibacterial sprays. Do not dry clean them.
It interferes with the absorbency of the material and reduces its effectiveness.
Yes! We recommend giving them a quick rinse before putting them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry (inside out). Don’t worry – they won’t stain your other clothes!
Of course - just make sure the water is no hotter than 40°C/105°F.
Yes. The water needs to be able to rinse the gusset area. This is why we also don’t recommend putting them in a delicates bag. We recommend turning your Hello Undies inside out when machine washing to ensure good water flow through the gusset and to help protect delicate finishes such as our velvet style briefs.
If you don’t have time to wash them straight away, just rinse them in cool water until the water runs clear, then squeeze or wring out most of the water and set them aside until you are putting a load of washing on. Pro tip: rinse them while you’re in the shower!
Yes! Thanks to our patented leak proof material we don’t use the layer of polyurethane plastic most other brands do so you can safely pop your Hello Undies in the tumble dryer on a low heat.
Most reusable period underwear contain a layer of polyurethane plastic as waterproofing. Unfortunately, plastic tends to warp and shrink when it’s subjected to heat so if you accidentally put them through the dryer the chances are the plastic will distort which will lead to your period underwear no longer being leakproof. Repeated washing will also break down the plastic, also reducing its ability to prevent leaks.
Because they’re designed specifically to absorb and hold liquid, period underwear will take longer than ordinary underwear to dry – about the same amount of time as a pair of thick sports socks. That’s why it’s so handy that ours can be thrown in the dryer on low heat so you can wear them again sooner – meaning you need fewer pairs to get through your menstrual cycle. You can also hang them on the washing line outside – just keep them away from direct sunlight. They can also be dried in an airing closet or on an indoor drying rack or heated towel rail. Because the outer layer is designed to retain liquid, they’ll dry faster if you turn them inside out.