Have you ever noticed that your favorite sports bra looks a little dingy after a few washes?
If so, you're not alone. Over time, the fabric of sports bras can become yellowed and discolored from various body oils without proper care and normal laundry detergent or other fabric whiteners usually aren't enough to do the job.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem — one that requires no harsh chemicals or fancy cleaning products like a bra whitener or other fabric whiteners of any kind.
All you need are three simple ingredients and five minutes of your time. Here's how to whiten your yellowed sports bra in 5 minutes. And we'll do it with no chemicals that none of us like to use.
Step One: Assemble Your Ingredients
The first step is to gather the ingredients you'll need to whiten your sports bra. You will need 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, and 1 cup of water. Usually warm water will do much better than cold water will. Mix these ingredients together in a bowl until they form a paste-like consistency. This mixture will be used to scrub away the yellow discoloration on your sports bra.
Step Two: Apply The Paste To The Fabric
Once you have mixed all the ingredients together, take the paste and apply it directly onto the yellowed areas of your sports bra. Use either an old toothbrush or a soft cloth to scrub gently at the fabric until all the discoloration has been removed.
Step Three: Rinse Away The Paste
When all the discoloration has been removed from your sports bra, use lukewarm water to rinse away any remaining paste from the fabric. Once it's completely rinsed off, hang it up somewhere where air can circulate around it and allow it to dry naturally before wearing it again.
Whitening a yellowed sports bra doesn't have to be difficult — or expensive! With just three simple ingredients and five minutes of your time, you can give any old white bra a new lease on life. So next time you reach for that ratty old workout gear, think twice before throwing it out — because with this method, you'll never have to worry about dingy or yellowed fabrics again. Well, at least a lot less of them than before.
And, if after reading this article you decide you want a new white sports bra anyway, here is an article we wrote on our top 6 picks. The article is called: 8 White Sports Bras To Love (And Won't Budge In The Heat) Just click on the title and you'll be taken to the article to read and discover our picks for you.