Guide on How to Wash Bamboo Bed Sheets

If you are of the many people who choose your bed sheets for quality, bamboo luxury sheets are definitely on the top of your list. Following proper care methods, they will be the best you have slept with. Their silky softness helps you sleep cooler at night. Bamboo linen are some of the best cooling sheets for hot sleepers. This is due to the fabric which helps you stay cool or warm as you sleep.

They come in great colors just right for your room design. Bamboo sheets even have natural antibacterial properties and make the best hypoallergenic sheets. They help to prevent you from getting any form of allergic reaction. Those are just a few of the benefits for having bamboo bed sheets.

All the features above, make for one of the best kinds of sheets you can get on the market. But to keep all the above benefits of Bamboo sheets, you need to be able to keep them in the right condition. You can achieve this by following proper care steps.

In this article we will give you the best ways to take care of your bamboo sheets so they can last you for years.

Can I wash my Bamboo Sheets like Regular Sheets?

picture of bamboo sheets dryingBamboo sheets aren’t like your typical sheets that you throw in the washer with other items.

Here are some common mistakes you should avoid when washing bamboo sheets.

  • You don’t want to use high heat or pour in your fancy laundry detergent with some fabric softener.
  • You should also avoid using bleach and let the washer do the work.
  • Always avoid drying them on the hottest setting possible to make sure they come out nice and warm. If you did this, you would surely ruin your sheets in a matter of weeks.

Companies use a chemical process which melts the bamboo fibers into a viscose gel. Then it’s put through very tiny holes to make threads. Finally the process of turning them into what you sleep on begins. Due to this, you should treat them with care since they’re not microfiber performance sheets. They are high quality luxury sheets, very much like Egyptian cotton sheets. To maintain their high quality, you should care for them as such.

The Best Way to Clean Your Bamboo Sheets

Before you throw your sheets into the dryer, you should keep in mind NOT to wash them with hot water. If you wash them with hot water, it will increase the chances of them pilling and will cause them to shrink. The last thing you want is having sheets that don’t fit your bed.

Having to buy a new set of sheets is never fun, so don’t forget about this! These sheets are already so soft that they simply require cold water, and if you use hot water they could lose their softness and causing them to shrink. After you’ve washed your bamboo sheets in cold water, they will come out feeling harder than before, kind of like a curtain, but this is nothing to worry about. This is just how the material feels when it’s wet. They will go back to normal once the whole process is done. When you are ready to dry them, it is best to air dry them on a clothesline for around an hour.

If they still feel a little damp you can go with these options:

  • Iron them carefully, however this does take quite a bit of time, but it is the most efficient.
  • Throw them in the dryer on heat for maximum 10 minutes. Be careful to not let them go past this!
  • You can repeat this process to ensure they your sheets stay in the best condition.

Other ways to treat your sheets with care

picture of bamboo sheets with wrinklesNot only do we have to take care of them with washing and drying, but we can’t forget the other things.

We all hate the following situation. We put in the effort to wash and dry our luxury sheets with the most meticulous effort. They’re washed with cold water and our utmost care. Dried for an hour, our attention is on them the whole time to make sure they don’t have a chance of getting ruined to the point of us having to buy new ones. We finish and then… they’re wrinkled!

Luckily, bamboo sheets are absolutely okay to spray with non-wrinkle chemicals such as formaldehyde, so you have nothing to worry about it damaging your sheets! Just don’t overdo it because it can damage the softness of the sheets, and that’s the last thing you want with your bamboo sheets.

Always Take Care of your Bamboo Sheets

Overall, if you have your own personal set of bamboo material for your bed, you need to take into account what you kind of sheet you are washing before you decide on washing them. This isn’t something you just throw in the washer, wait 1 hour to put into the dryer, then dry it on high heat when you get to it and never take care of them. You NEED to do the opposite and make sure that you take the best care possible of your bamboo sheets.

Following the steps in this guide will ensure that you don’t have to spend more money on another pair of these expensive sheets. We hope that you take this advice to heart and make sure that your bamboo sheets always stay in perfect shape so they can last you a decade or more! And if by the off chance you ever have to get a new set of bamboo sheets, (if you wash them with hot water), then you will know exactly what to do next time to make them last.