You can wear a sauna suit for your workouts or to help you shed water weight in preparation for an event such as a powerlifting competition. Either way, sauna suits are an excellent piece of fitness apparel.
The issue is what to do with the sauna suit after you have used it, as it is almost inevitable that you will end up with a sauna suit that is soaked in perspiration. The solution to this dilemma is not obvious. You should absolutely wash it before using it!
So how do you wash a sauna suit?If you are not planning to wash the sauna suit right away, you should first invert it so that the interior is facing outward and pat it dry. You should wash your clothes in water that is cooler than usual, with items of similar colors, and steer clear of harsh detergents. You should not bleach, tumble dry, iron, dry clean, or even dry clean the sauna suit.
In this post, I will discuss the many different common materials that are used to make sauna suits, as well as the most effective methods for cleaning and drying those materials, and I will also provide care recommendations that you should pay attention to.
Different Sauna Suit Materials
There are a few different kinds of fabrics used to construct sauna suits. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that you are aware of the materials that your sauna suit is constructed from, as washing it in the wrong manner will destroy it.
It is imperative that you always carefully read the directions that are printed on the label of the sauna suit, as these instructions should take precedence over the advice that is provided in this article.
The following is a list of common materials that are used in the construction of sauna suits:
- Silver Heat REG
Fabrics made from oil or petroleum are included in the group of synthetic materials known as polyester. Because it is resilient, long-lasting, and does not easily wrinkle, it is a well-liked option for apparel.
Polyester is also non-absorbent, which means that it does not retain moisture in the same way as natural materials like cotton does. Because of this property, polyester is an excellent choice for use in athletics and other types of clothing that must remain dry.
The vast majority of polyesters can be washed in a machine using warm water, however it is not recommended to use a high temperature to thoroughly clean polyester pieces. Take the garments out of the machine while they are still somewhat damp to prevent them from being wrinkled.
Silver Heat REG
A sports company called HOTSUIT, which specializes in the sale of sauna suits, is the owner of a patented series of wear-resistant technical fabrics known as Silver Heat REG.
They are typically placed on top of polyester to generate a covering that is resistant to moisture from perspiration and water. The several iterations of the Silver Heat REG each come with their own unique set of benefits, some of which include resistance to wind, lightness, flexibility, stretchability, and strength.
Do not put sauna suits that include Silver Heat REG materials in a washing machine or tumble dryer under any circumstances. It is recommended that you use just cold water and wash them by hand.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, which is another synthetic material. It is a form of plastic that is created from oil and salt and is comparable to polyester in its composition.
It is well known that pipes are made from this material, but it is also recognized that garments may be made from this material.
When it comes to clothing made of PVC, you should steer clear of harsh detergents that contain perfume ingredients or fabric softeners. Clothing made of PVC can be washed by hand using a gentle shampoo or shower gel. PVC clothes cannot be washed in a machine and should not be dried in a tumble dryer because of its toxicity.
Neoprene is yet another type of synthetic material that is frequently used in the production of protective clothing for water sports like surfing and rowing. Knee sleeves are frequently made from this material as well.
Neoprene textiles, in general, offer good oil and water resistance capabilities, which makes them useful for things like a sauna suit, in which you produce natural oils and perspiration, which contains both water and oil.
Neoprene clothes, if left wet for an extended period of time, can produce an unpleasant odor, so it is essential to rinse them as quickly as possible after use. Neoprene should be washed by hand in lukewarm water (less than 104 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius) using a gentle detergent. The water temperature should not exceed 40 degrees Celsius.
Nylon is yet another common type of man-made fabric that is utilized in the garment industry. This includes sportswear such as sauna suits.
It is not susceptible to harm from a wide variety of oils and chemicals, it is waterproof, and it dries quickly.
Nylon is a material that can typically be cleaned in a washing machine; however, if you do choose to clean it in a washing machine, you should wash it in colder water and use a setting that considers it as a delicate item. However, you should always check the label to make sure that the detergent is safe for nylon. Generally speaking, regular all-purpose washing detergents are good for nylon.
Spandex is another typical material used in the construction of athletic clothes. It is well-known for its ability to stretch without ripping. In most cases, it is possible to stretch it to a length that is 500% longer than its resting length without it breaking.
Most of the time, garments that contain spandex are not constructed entirely of spandex but rather only contain spandex in some of its components.
It is recommended that Spandex be washed by hand in water that is lukewarm, no hotter than 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). The spandex may get excessively stretched if it is washed in a machine. Washing detergents that contain chlorine or fabric softener should be avoided like the plague because they will ruin the quality of your spandex.
Why You Need to Clean a Sauna Suit Regularly
Even after a single use, sauna suits have the potential to retain a significant amount of sweat, which includes moisture and oils from the user’s skin. Because of the high humidity, bacteria and fungi are able to flourish and spread throughout your garment. If you were to wear your sauna suit again, you would put your skin at risk for infections and you would also be exposed to the strong odor that comes along with it.
After a sauna suit has had time to develop a musty odor, it may be extremely challenging to remove the bacteria that caused the smell and the smell itself without resorting to a more vigorous method of washing it, which may end up damaging the sauna suit. Because of this, you should make it a habit to clean your sauna suit on a frequent basis.
How To Wash a Sauna Suit
You might be able to choose between washing your sauna suit by hand or in the washing machine, depending on the type of sauna suit that you have purchased. When it comes to certain sauna suits, you can be obliged to use only one of these two techniques.
In general, the following is how you should wash your sauna suit:
- To begin, flip your sauna suit inside out and dry it off with a towel as soon as you’re done using it. Because of this, the likelihood of your sauna suit becoming infected with bacteria and fungus will be significantly reduced.
- If you are not going to wash it right away, you should let it air dry outside in the open air, and you should try to avoid leaving it packed inside a backpack if at all feasible.
- It should be let to soak in warm water at a temperature between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius (68 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit) in a tub or a bucket.
- Mix into the hot water a little amount of a gentle cleanser, such as a shampoo or shower gel designed for sensitive skin.
- To check that the detergent has completely saturated the water and is distributed uniformly throughout it, make a lather in the water.
- Please wait fifteen minutes before removing the sauna suit from the water.
- The sauna suit should be rinsed in clean, cold water after being emptied of the water.
- Hang up your sauna suit to let it air dry, and wait until it is completely dry before wearing it again.
If there are any instructions to follow, you can find them written on the label of the sauna suit.
Put the sauna suit in the washing machine and wash it with a mild all-purpose detergent that does not contain any bleach, perfume, or fabric softener of any kind.
Cold water at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (or 68 degrees Fahrenheit) should be used in the washing machine, and the machine should be set to the delicate garment or gentle cycle mode.
Do not put the sauna suit through a spin cycle or add another spin cycle to the washing process with it because doing so would ruin the garment.
Your clothing should not be ironed, tumble dried, or dry cleaned.
Be sure to wash the sauna suit with other clothes that are the same color or a color that is quite close to it.
You should let your sauna suit to air dry by hanging it up, and you shouldn’t put it back on until it is entirely dry.
How Do You Dry a Sauna Suit?
You should naturally let your sauna suit dry on a drying rack. Do not put your sauna suit in a dryer as this will heat the synthetic materials like plastic and rubber and melt them. Not only will this damage your sauna suit permanently, but this will also damage your tumble dryer or washing machine.
Put the sauna suit on a drying rack that is in a room with a consistent temperature. You want it at a consistent temperature because if it suddenly gets too cold, your sauna suit might spend too much time being damp, which will cause your garment to smell.
You also should not put your sauna suit in direct sunlight. If you experience very hot weather, the heat may actually damage your sauna suit if it contains rubber-type materials.
How Often Should You Wash a Sauna Suit?
If you do not use the sauna suit too often, such as only once per week, you should wash it after every use. If the sweat is left unwashed for a week, there is a strong chance that bacteria and fungus will flourish on your garment.
However, if you use your sauna suit regularly or on back-to-back training days, it may be impractical to wash it after every use. In this case, you would wash it after every two uses.
In between washes, you should immediately flip your sauna suit inside out and pat it dry after the workout. Hang it on a coat hanger in a warm and well-lit room.
Preventing Odors From Building Up in Your Sauna Suit
If you maintain an appropriate cleaning routine, your sauna suit should not become a breeding ground for unpleasant odors. However, the following is a list of some of the most important things to keep in mind regarding the prevention of odor buildup:
- After using your sauna suit, you should always turn it inside out.
- After using the sauna, quickly pat your sauna suit dry.
- Do not let your sauna suit to rot for more than two days while it is buried beneath a mountain of filthy laundry.
- Do not leave your sauna suit in a room that has a strong odor.
- Increase the airflow in the room you use to dry your sauna suit.
- It is not a good idea to keep your sauna suit in your backpack for more than a day at a time.
- When drying your item on a drying rack, make sure you spread it out correctly by hand.
How Do You Clean a Boxraw Sauna Suit?
You may get the odor out of a Boxraw sauna suit by washing it in a cold water cycle in the washing machine. Simply take care not to dry it in a tumble dryer. In the previous part of this guide, we discussed how to properly clean a sauna suit by washing it in a machine. Check that for me, please.
How Do You Wash a Hotsuit Sauna Suit?
You will need to use cold water and wash the Hotsuit by hand in order to properly clean it. Washing clothes in a machine is something that the manufacturer actually recommends. In point of fact, there is a list of “don’ts” that you need to adhere to, such as avoiding activities such as bleaching, ironing, and dry cleaning the suit. You should also avoid soaking it in water for an extended period of time. Please refer to the prior section for information on how to manually clean a sauna suit, which was discussed in detail there.
Can You Put a Sauna Suit in the Dryer?
You may put a sauna suit in a dryer. However, we strongly suggest reading the precautions label beforehand. Drying some sauna suits in a dryer is not recommended since it increases the risk of the material becoming damaged. If the item does not have a care label or the care label does not include instructions about dryers, then you should hang it up overnight and allow it to air dry on its own.