For the last few years, I've found myself in a lingerie conundrum. I love sheer bras, like the Freya Lyla, for their sexy aesthetic and light construction. However, I don't like the fact that the mesh fabric can occasionally irritate, rub, or itch my breasts. I stumbled across a tip for this problem a few months ago and I decided to give it a whirl. I'm happy to report that I found a new lingerie solution: fabric softener.
I'm now regularly using fabric softener to wash my mesh or sheer cupped bras, in addition to my regular liquid detergent. The material generally feels smoother on my skin and I've found I can wear my sheer bras for a lot longer, on a day-to-day basis, than before. When I wasn't using the softener, I'd find myself longing to change out of these bras into something more comfortable.
I wash the bras as usual, in a lukewarm water and Soak wash combination. I simply add a teensy amount of fabric softener, before putting the bras in. After they've 'steeped', I don't allow the bras to sit for long in this concoction. I don't know why exactly. I suppose I feel as if they're in more detergent/chemical elements than the bras I clean only with Soak.
Does anyone have experience washing their delicates with fabric softener? Is this a common trick that I simply wasn't aware of? Totally off topic: don't you just love the scent of lavender in organic-y cleaning products?