How To Wash A Bamboo Pillow: Step By Step Guide

how to wash bamboo pillowSo you have invested in a set of bamboo pillows, yet you’re not sure how to properly take care of them. Getting the hang of how to wash a bamboo pillow can be an easy task, just as long as you know what you’re doing.

Can You Wash Bamboo Pillows?

Absolutely! But first and foremost, the pillows absolutely cannot be placed into the washing machine. Despite many washing machines having delicate or hand wash settings or cycles, to maintain the high quality integrity of your bamboo pillow, you will need to take the effort to hand wash it. According to Feel My Bamboo Pillow, washing machines are much too aggressive for the pillow to withstand even the most gentle or delicate cycles.

How to Wash Bamboo Pillows

When you are ready to wash your bamboo pillows, you need to keep in mind that they will need considerate care. First, you can slip off the bamboo cover and put it into your washing machine. The cycle needs to be on cold water and on the most gentle cycle. That is, if you do not want to take the effort to hand wash the cover.

Now that we know how to wash the cover, we’ll take a closer look at how to wash the pillows. This is what you will need to get started:

  • Sink
  • Mild or gentle detergent (must not contain bleach)
  • Lukewarm water

When it comes to washing your bamboo pillow, you will need to fill the sink with lukewarm water. Be absolutely sure it is not too hot or too cold as extreme temperatures can affect the quality and lifetime of your bamboo pillow.

After you have filled the sink with lukewarm water, place your pillow in the sink and allow it to fully become wet. Then you will need to apply a very small amount of gentle detergent to the pillow. Keep in mind that you will ONLY need a very small amount since you are just washing a pillow. Remember, a little goes a long way.

Once you have added the detergent to the sink, give your pillow a very thorough, yet gentle wash. Squeeze the pillow while you are rubbing in the detergent so you can allow the detergent to fully be absorbed throughout the pillow. Do this for a few minutes or until you are sure the detergent has made its way through the entire pillow.

Drain the sink and turn on the tap-still making absolutely sure that the water maintains the lukewarm temperature to avoid damages. Run the tap over the pillow and continue to squeeze out the remaining detergent. Continue to rinse your pillow until there is no more detergent appearing.

Now that you have washed your bamboo pillow, you will need to dry it. Same rules apply to the dryer as they do to the washing machine-do not use them for bamboo pillows! Instead, place your bamboo pillow in an area where it can air dry. The best place to air dry is a flat and clean surface, best in the sun.

You should ensure your pillow is thoroughly dry before you use it again. Any slight dampness can cause mildew to form.

If you so happen to place your pillow into the washing machine, expect it to come out destroyed. In nearly all cases, if a bamboo pillow is placed into the washing machine, they will come out crumbled and falling apart. This is caused by the movements and vibrations of the machine, as well as the water temperature.

Bamboo pillows can add quite a bit of comfort to your life and help you sleep. And now that you know how to wash a bamboo pillow, you can be sure to maintain their high quality luxury for quite some time. Have you ever used bamboo pillows? If so, what did you love about them?