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How to Care for Your Sports Bra

Do you remember how you felt before finding SHEFIT? We hate to rehash past discomforts, but before SHEFIT, you probably felt uncomfortable and thought about your sports bra with every rep, set, and workout.

Every time you went for a run, shut your office door, or carried groceries into the house, you felt unsupported.

It's okay if you forgot what your pre-SHEFIT workouts felt like - a perfect-fitting bra can have that effect. When you purchased your SHEFIT sports bra, you invested in yourself, and investing in yourself is always worth protecting.

So to avoid ever having to relive painful workouts, jogs, or daily life, we've created a simple guide to help you properly take care of your SHEFIT bra. Including how to wash, dry, store, and generally take the best care of your SHEFIT bra so it lasts as long as possible.

We're all about supporting you, so if you're on the hunt for care instructions to other sports bras that aren't SHEFIT specific,check out our general care guide to sports bras, otherwise, keep reading for SHEFIT care instructions

If you're looking for instructions on SHEFIT sports bras specifically, keep reading as we walk you through the best ways to wash and dry your SHEFIT sports bras.

How to Wash and Dry a SHEFIT Sports Bra

There are 4 things you should know before washing your SHEFIT sports bra, these are essential to maintaining the high-performance qualities of the product:

  1. Avoid fabric softener, fabric booster, and bleach.
  2. Use mild detergents.
  3. If machine-washed, always places your sports bra in a laundry or mesh lingerie bag.
  4. Always lay flat and air dry - never put it in a dryer.

With those rules in mind, let's look at the steps to machine wash and hand wash your SHEFIT sports bras.

How to Machine Wash a SHEFIT Sports Bra

What's worse than changing at the gym only to find that your sports bras shrank the last time you did laundry? We get it, so we want to make sure your workout wear is as clean and comfortable as possible for your next sweat session.

Step 1 - Prep Your Sports Bra

Prepping your bra is one of the best ways to make sure you don't cause any unnecessary damage. Do this

  • Zip your bra up entirely.
  • Hook both shoulder straps to their respective loops.
  • Remove the bust pads.
  • Remove the zipper garage from the zipper head and base.

The zipper garage is the small piece that covers the end of the zipper- it helps prevent the zipper from catching or snagging nearby clothes when you're wearing it. But when you're washing your sports bra, it's important to remove it, because a wash cycle can damage it rather easily.

Step 2- Place into Laundry Bag, Drop into Washing Machine

Place your sports bra and bust pads into a laundry bag, and place the bag into your washing machine.

Step 3 - Begin Washing Cycle

Only wash your sports bra (inside the laundry bag) on a delicate cycle using a light detergent. Additionally, it's best to wash your bra without other apparel in the washing machine at the same time.

Step 4 - Remove from Washing Machine and Air Dry

Remove your sports bra and pads from the laundry bag, and lay each item out flat to dry. Never place your SHEFIT sports bra in a machine dryer, as this can easily damage or shrink it.

How to Hand Wash a SHEFIT Sports Bra

Sometimes it's just best to do things by hand, and washing your sports bra is certainly one of those occasions. Since they are rather small, it won't take you but a few minutes from start to finish.

Here's how you hand wash a SHEFIT sports bra:

Step 1 - Prep Your Detergent and Water

Drop a small amount of mild laundry detergent into a plugged sink or water basin, and create a solution that is 3 parts water and 1 part detergent. Keep your water temperature somewhere between cold and room temperature.

Step 2 - Massage Detergent into Sports Bra

Place your sports bra into the detergent and water solution and begin massaging the solution into the entire bra. You want to work up a soap-like appearance across the entire article - suds, and bubbles all over.

Step 3 - Rinse Your Sports Bra

Unplug your sink or empty your water basin so that no soap remains, then run your sports bra under clean water and massage the clean water into the sports bra. Your job is done when you can no longer feel or see suds in the water runoff.

Step 4 - Air Dry

Remove your rinsed sports bra and lay it flat to air dry. Remember, you should never machine dry your SHEFIT sports bra.

It's Easy to Take Care of SHEFIT Sports Bras

Just because SHEFIT sports bras are high-performance doesn't mean caring for them is a high-maintenance affair. Machine washing prep takes a minute, and even handwashing takes all of 5 minutes or less.

It's a quick way to ensure it feels and performs like a new sports bra every time.


Have a look below for several common questions about caring for a SHEFIT sports bra.

How Often Should SHEFIT Sports Bras Be Replaced?

It's suggested to replace any sports bra every 6-8 months, and with proper care, a SHEFIT sports bra is built to meet or exceed that lifespan. SHEFIT's high-quality materials, like its 2-way stretch, and premium construction allow it to meet these timeline expectations.

Since sports bras are typically washed more often than regular bras, they often have a higher replacement frequency. And when taken care of appropriately, you're far likelier to extend the lifespan of your sports bra, be it SHEFIT or otherwise.

How Should SHEFIT Sports Bras Be Washed?

If machine washing a SHEFIT bra, fasten and zip all components of the bra, remove any pads, place all the items into a laundry bag and wash on a delicate cycle. If washing by hand, massage detergent into the bra and rinse thoroughly. With either method of washing, always lay flat to air dry.

Can You Put SHEFIT Bras in the Dryer?

Don't put SHEFIT bras in a machine dryer; always lay them flat to air dry. Because of the high-performance materials and unique construction of each bra - be itUltimate Sports Bra or otherwise - machine drying increases the likelihood of damaging or shrinking your bra.