Ever had a period-based incident in your knickers? When your flow runs a little more intensely than you thought and you bleed through your undies? If so, then you’ll have dealt with the irritating issue of trying to get period blood out of your underwear.
While most will give up and just chuck the undies straight in the bin (hello, landfill?!), some will spend hours over the kitchen sink running cold water and frantically rubbing the fabric with a bar of soap before reaching for the heavy-duty cleaning liquids to sort out the situation.
However, if you’re using period pants, it’s a whole different ball game.
Because these undies are literally designed to be bled into, they’ve got clever Modifier Technology built in to absorb the blood. This means that you physically can’t stain your period pants with blood, even if you wanted to.
Instead, what you need to do with period underwear is to clean them after use, so that they’re ready to roll again the next time you want to use them.
So how do you wash period underwear?
There are four simple steps that’ll end with a nice fresh pair of Modibodi underwear:
1. Rinse your period underwear in cold water. You should do this just after you take the undies off and try not to leave them to soak, but instead just rinse until the water runs clear. A lot of our customers like to take them into the shower with them to rinse.
2. Chuck them in the washing machine and run them on a cold wash. It’s even better if you put them in a delicates bag! If you don't have a load to put on straight away, leave them hanging until the next load.
3. Hold off on the fabric softener. These break down the natural fibres in the period pants, so it’s best just to stick with laundry liquid or soap.
4. Hang them out to dry. Pin them up on the washing line, wait for them to dry and then pop them in your drawer ready to use again!
First time user? We recommend the below 3 to get you started:
Sensual Hi-Waisted Bikini Light-Moderate absorbency. Super comfy as the lace sits flat against the tummy which is great on a bloated stomach, and the perfect fist pair to get a feel of how our technology works with your flow.
Classic Full Brief Moderate-Heavy absorbency. A great high waisted pair that sits high on the waist to keep you secure and holds 15mls of liquid.
Classic Boyshort Heavy-Overnight absorbency. These are great for overnight as they have a longer leg and the absorbent lining goes all the way up the back.
Heavy bleeder? Try our Maxi-24hrs absorbency range that can hold 50mls of liquid!