The first time you slip between bamboo bed sheets, you will want to stay swaddled in the luxurious softness forever. Naturally, you might be hesitant to wash your new sheets in case they come out feeling stiff or scratchy.
But the great news is bamboo is as forgiving as it is sustainable. If you remember a few simple guidelines, your bamboo bed sheets will last much longer than cotton or linen.
Here’s how to keep your bamboo bed sheets feeling wonderfully soft, wash after wash.
Wash at a mild temperature
The number one tip for softening bamboo bed sheets is to wash them at low temperatures. Bamboo fibres are naturally antimicrobial, which means they get clean even in cooler water. Gentle 30° wash cycles are perfect. Any hotter, and you risk deteriorating the natural fibres that keep bamboo strong and soft.
How often to wash bamboo bedding to keep it soft
Bamboo bed sheets should be washed every week or second week. Regular washing maintains bamboo’s antimicrobial and hypoallergenic characteristics, keeping allergies at bay for a better night’s sleep. Of course, your washing rhythm depends on your lifestyle, so find a routine that suits your sleep pattern.
Line-dry your sheets
Hang drying is better for a few reasons. Firstly, no wrinkles. Secondly, like washing, avoiding high-temperature drying helps your sheets to stay fresh for longer. And lastly, with no added chemicals or odours, naturally drying your sheets is the best way to keep them smelling and feeling fresh between washes.