How To Care For Your Bamboo Sheets – Washing, Drying, & De-Wrinkling

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Bamboo sheets are incredibly soft and luxurious – they’ll make people want to stay in bed all day. To ensure many nights of blissful sleep in one’s sheets, always follow the care instructions as closely as possible.

Even though they are silky and soft, bamboo fabric is durable. People can machine wash and dry the fabric but is best to avoid certain cleaning products.

Here are our suggestions for the best way to keep one’s bamboo sheets in good shape.


How to Wash Your Bamboo Sheets

Less is more when it comes to cleaning products and one’s bamboo sheets. When washing one’s bamboo bed sheets and other bedding products try to use a mild detergent and run the wash on the delicate/gentle cycle.

Avoid using super hot water; most care instructions will suggest a cold or warm wash.

For stained fabric, people can use a chlorine-free stain remover but avoid products like bleach or other harsh stain removers.

If people are looking for DIY option – try cleaners with a baking soda base and avoid using vinegar which can damage the bamboo fiber.


How to Dry Your Bamboo Sheets

Many companies that produce bamboo products will tell people the best case scenario for drying their bamboo clothing, sheets, and other products is to hang dry them outside in good weather (if only we could all live in Hawaii, right?).

Since air drying outside is not an option for many of us year-long, people can also throw their sheets in the dryer.

Keep in mind that most care instructions will tell people to dry on a delicate cycle on a low tumble dry and remove the sheets as quickly as they can to avoid letting wrinkles set in.

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How to Remove Wrinkles from Your Bamboo Sheets

While bamboo fibers are durable they are soft and very lightweight, leaving it easy to wrinkle if the sheets are left in the dryer.

The sooner people remove them – especially when they are still a little warm – the fewer wrinkles they’ll have to deal with.

The wrinkles in bamboo sheets are not the quite as deep creases in cotton sheets. They fall out easier but may still require some light ironing.

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Use your iron on the lowest setting possible. Avoid using steam unless you’ve got a really bad wrinkle – then go for it!

Things to Avoid

Keep the cleaning and drying of your bamboo sheets as simple as possible. Avoid using the following products as they may potentially damage the bamboo fibers in your sheets.

  • Bleach, Fabric softener, Dryer sheets, Chemicals like chlorine and hydrogen peroxide
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Katie manages the day to day operations of the Mattress Clarity news site and reviews sleep products in addition to writing and editing sleep news. She hails from Austin, where she lives with her growing family. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and has a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has a background in health and science content. Her work can be found in print and online publications like Discover Magazine, USA Today and The Huffington Post.