How Long Do Bamboo Sheets Last?

How to help your bamboo rayon bed sheets to last longer

Bamboo rayon bed sheets are an excellent choice when you want your bedding to last longer. In addition to durability, bamboo rayon sheets provide superior comfort to people whose body temperatures tend to rise during their sleep cycles. Moreover, they are hypoallergenic, and they can keep you dry at night thanks to their breathable properties.

While it is true that bamboo sheets with tight twill weave can last longer, you should follow proper fabric care guidelines and recommendations in order to get the most out of them.

Help Your Bamboo Rayon Bed Sheets to Last Longer with Proper Washing

The first time you set out to wash your bamboo bedding, check for tags that may include fabric care instructions. The tags on many bedding items and garments will tell you everything that you need to do in order to wash them without ruining the fabric.

Bamboo fabrics are naturally soft to the touch, so you do not need to add fabric softener to the wash. The only thing you need is a mild laundry soap (for a list of our recommended laundry detergents, see our article titled, “Which Laundry Detergent is Best for Bamboo Sheets?”. If what you want from the fabric softener is the fresh smell, consider adding a couple of drops of scented or essential oils to the rinse cycle.

The basics of bamboo fabric care is that you should always use warm water at 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). The first wash should be done with warm water, but never too hot. Using excessively hot water could damage the bamboo fibers and loosen the tight twill weave, thus reducing durability.

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With Appropriate Care During the Drying Cycle, Your Bamboo Rayon Sheets Will Last Longer

If you are fortunate to live in a region blessed with a sunny climate, by all means let your rayon sheets and pillowcases dry out in the sunshine. It does not matter if the climate is humid or dry. As long as bamboo fabrics can get direct sunlight, they should dry out rather easily.

Pet owners who let their dogs or cats on their beds should place their rayon bed sheets in the dryer for a minute to get rid of loose hairs. If you are using essential oil to perfume your sheets, you can let them soak for a couple of minutes after the rinse cycle and before they go in the dryer.

Set the dryer temperature on mild. Your bamboo rayon bed sheets should only take about 15 minutes to dry completely. You should always try to gather all your bamboo bedding together to dry at once. If you want wrinkle-free sheets, take them out and fold them as soon as the drying cycle is complete.

Longer Lasting Rayon Sheets with Stain Removal Techniques

Adequate fabric care for bamboo rayon sheets includes using the right products and methods to remove stains without damaging the integrity of the fibers and the tight twill weave. You want your bamboo bedding to not only last longer but also retain their nice appearance.

Most stains can be removed from bamboo fabrics by soaking them in a solution that is one part white vinegar to four parts of water. Let your rayon bed sheets soak in this solution for a couple of hours before the wash cycle. If the stains were caused by an oil-based substance such as lipstick, you will want to add liquid dishwasher formula directly to the stain.

Organic stains left by food, coffee, wine, or body fluids can come off if you rub a paste made with baking soda and just a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. If the stains are stubborn and do not come off completely, try rubbing a solution that is 50% hot water and 50% liquid dishwasher soap.

Enjoy Your Bamboo Rayon Bed Sheets for Years to Come When You Help Them to Last Longer

As you have probably figured out by now, proper fabric care for bamboo bedding is pretty easy. As long as you follow the steps above, you can be confident that your bamboo bed sheets will retain their smooth texture and soft feeling for many years to come.

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