Aftercare Advice & Tips
The frequency with which you clean you clean your pillow is a matter of preference, usually every 2 to 4 months, and more frequently for people who have allergies.
In general, it’s not recommended that the memory foam portion be washed in a washing machine. This will cause the foam to deteriorate. Instead of a washing machine, a gentle hand wash in lukewarm water and a mild, non-bleach detergent is best for cleaning your pillow.
To dry, lay flat, preferably in the sun.
On the other hand, you can and should wash the bamboo cover often. Make sure to wash the cover on gentle cycle only. It can be placed in the dryer on low, but again check your instructions because bamboo sometimes shrinks even more than cotton!
Your pillow should last for years, but here’s a tip to know when it’s time to replace it: fold it in half and then let go. If it opens right back in place, it’s still in good shape. But, if it stays folded and doesn’t move, it’s definitely time for a new one.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How Can I Fluff My Bamboo Pillow?
A lot of people are surprised when they first receive their bamboo pillow in the mail. To save space in the shipping process, the pillows are compressed tightly in their packages. After you take it out of the package, let it sit for 24-48 hours before using it. It will naturally expand to its natural shape.
To accelerate the process, you can also place the pillow in the dryer on low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Can You Be Allergic to Bamboo?
It is extremely rare to be allergic to bamboo. In instances where someone has an allergic reaction from sleeping on one of these pillows, it is most likely due to something that the bamboo fabric is blended with, the detergent used on the cover, or the propagation of dust mites, which have excretions that often cause allergic reactions and asthma.
Why Does it Smell Like Mold?
If your pillow has been wet for extended periods, it can begin to smell like mold. To prevent that from happening, make sure you completely dry your pillow after washing it and before using it. If the moldy smell has already happened, you can get rid of the smell by washing the item gently by hand and drying in the sun.
New bamboo pillows can sometimes have a bit of a smell from the production process and external packaging. Once out of the package and left to air out, they have a neutral smell within a day.