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Bamboo pillows and pillow covers are soft, luxurious sleeping materials that boast many benefits. Unlike other pillows, bamboo pillow cases are soft, hypoallergenic, and environmentally friendly. They also stay cool thanks to their breathable fabric. These benefits make them one of the most popular choices for sleeping.

The comfort, health and environmental benefits of these pillowcases are balanced with detailed care instructions. In this article, we will provide detailed instructions and tips on bamboo pillowcases and their care routines.

How To Take Proper Care of Bamboo Pillow Cases

Everyone should take the time to clean their bamboo pillow covers once every two weeks - the same as the rest of their sheets. Washing bamboo pillow cases frequently will help remove any dust, oils and other allergens like pet hair and pollen that can become trapped in their fabric. Not only will this help preserve your bedding, but it could improve your sleep. Alongside releasing trapped oils, cleaning bamboo bedding can make it softer than ever before. This will ensure that your bedding is kept in the best shape possible and improve your sleeping experience.

Your bamboo pillowcases can be washed in the washer with warm water.

What You'll Need

  • Drying rack
  • A light, bleach-free detergent
  • Washer and dryer

How To Wash a Bamboo Pillow Case By Hand

The preferred method to wash a bamboo pillowcase is by hand wash. This is because a bamboo pillow may shrink or become damaged if it is washed improperly in a washing machine. Continue reading below to learn about the proper handwashing technique for washing a bamboo pillow cover.

  • Fill a sink or washing bucket with warm water (max 30 degrees celsius) and a soap mixture. A mild detergent should be used to keep bamboo bed sheets and pillowcases' material soft and in good condition.
  • Add the pillowcase to the water and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes before beginning.
  • After they have finished soaking, begin cleaning the cases by hand.
  • While washing bamboo pillows, make sure to gently massage the detergent and water mixture into the pillow covers to clean them thoroughly.
  • Rinse the pillowcases in cool, soap-free water until they are free of detergent.
  • Repeat steps 1 through 5 several times to ensure that each pillowcase is completely cleaned and has a thorough rinse.
  • Hang each cover to air dry in a spot that is away from direct sun. The heat and light of the sun could damage the fibre of your bamboo pillow covers, so it is best to hang it on a drying rack in your house.
  • Once they are completely dry, place them back on your bamboo pillows and get ready for a great night's sleep!

Cleaning Bamboo Pillow Cases In A Washer

If you do not have the time to clean your pillow cover by hand, it can be cleaned in the washing machine using a mild or gentle detergent on a low setting. Too hot or cool temperatures can damage the fabric, so it is important to wash the cover accordingly. Follow these instructions below on how to machine wash bamboo pillowcases.

Taking care of your bamboo pillowcases is easier than you think.

  • Put each of your pillow cases in an individual washing bag and place them in the washer.
  • Set the wash to warm water as hot and cold water may damage the material. Set the washer to the delicate cycle, as well.
  • Use a small amount of gentle detergent without bleach. This will help preserve the colour of the pillowcase and its softness.
  • Start the washer and wait for the cycle to be completed.
  • After the washing machine has finished, remove the pillow cases. Don't worry if they come out feeling rough or stiff, this is normal for bamboo pillows!
  • Next, it is time to dry the pillows. It is best to dry pillowcases by hanging them to air dry, but they can be dried in the dryer on a gentle cycle at low heat.
  • After the covers are completely dry, either place them back on their memory foam pillows or store them in a plastic bag or container for later use.

Wash Bamboo Pillows

Alongside washing your pillowcases, bamboo pillows can and should also be washed. Bamboo pillows can trap dust mites and oils over time and use. Take the time to wash bamboo pillows once every three months to maintain their cleanliness.

  • The first step is to remove the cover from each pillow. Bamboo pillows will be either shredded memory foam or intact memory foam underneath.
  • Either type of pillow should be kept within its zippered cover to keep its memory foam intact.
  • Use a small amount of detergent and hand wash the inner bamboo pillow.
  • Gently massage the memory foam and make sure to squeeze the pillow so the soap can get in the foam.
  • Rinse each pillow thoroughly until the water runs clear.
  • After, place the pillow in the dryer for 30 minutes at a low temperature and gentle tumble. Check on it and fluff it, then repeat if needed. Air drying is not recommended because it may take several hours or a day for the pillow to dry entirely.
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