How To Wash LuluLemon Leggings Properly

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Are you wondering how to wash your Lululemon leggings properly? You’re not alone! A lot of people are curious about this topic. Lululemon leggings are made with a special fabric that can be delicate. If you don’t wash them properly, you could damage the fabric and shorten the life of your leggings. In this blog post, we will teach you how to wash your Lulus in the best way possible!

Not to worry, we’ll tell you how. Continue below for a detailed guide on the dos and don’ts when it comes to your LuluLemon leggings. 

LuluLemon Leggings Washing Instructions

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The washing instructions for your Lululemon leggings can be found on the care label. It’s important to check this label before you proceed to wash, as it will give you specific instructions on how to wash your leggings without damaging the fabric.

Let us take a look at some of the things you need to be aware of before you start washing your Lululemon leggings.


Depending on the type of leggings you have, the washing instructions might be a bit different.

Lululemon uses different fabrics for their leggings. This can vary from Luon, Luxtreme, Everlux, Nulu, Nulux, Rulu, Seamless, Swift, and Warpstreme.

They also have natural blends such as Merino wool, Boolux, Cashlux.

Always check the labels to see what the content is made of and follow the instructions.

What Soap To Use?

Right off the bat, you should know that everyday laundry detergent will not work for your leggings. Not only will it cause the leggings to lose their wicking properties quickly, many everyday detergents leave behind residue that trap odor and body oils. 

 So, what do you use? Choose a high performance clear laundry detergent to prevent residue build up. Always use detergents that are meant for cold water not warm.

There are many specially formulated detergents for sportswear like Lululemon leggings. It’s also recommended that you choose powder detergents over liquid. The reason for this is that powder detergents generally have more cleaning power in smaller quantities. 

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Machine Washing Lululemon Leggings

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When machine washing your leggings, it’s best to use the delicate or gentle cycle on your washer. Set the water temperature to cold and avoid using fabric softener, as this can damage the fabric.

Let us take a look in detail at some tips you should use when washing your leggings.

Gentle Cycle:

If you do need to wash your Lululemon leggings with other items, be sure to put them on the gentle cycle. This will minimize the amount of friction that is created and help to prevent any damage to your leggings.

Cold Water Only:

Sportswear like Lulu leggings should not be washed in warm or hot water. Warm water will slowly destroy the fibers of sport material and cause them to lose their wicking and other special properties. Choosing cold washes over warm will extend the life of your leggings.

Like Colors Only:

Separating clothes can be such a chore! But, it’s a necessary evil if you want to get the best out of your clothes. The manufacturers of LuluLemon recommend that you wash your Lululemon with similar colors.

Inside Out:

Laundry experts will tell you to turn all your clothes inside out before you wash them. The rule also applies for your leggings. Turning the leggings inside out will help to preserve the brightness of the outer fabric. 

Wash Alone:

Sports wear should never be washed with other items of clothing if this can be avoided. Specifically, you should avoid washing your Lululemon leggings with any item that has zippers. Zippers can get caught in the Lycra and can ruin the fabric. 

In addition to zippers, you should also avoid washing your leggings with towels of any kind and denim. Rough fabrics will rub against your LuluLemon leggings, creating friction that can cause fraying or ripping of the lightweight fabric. 

Finally, try to not mix Luon leggings with cotton. This can cause the fluff from the cotton to stick to the Luon, ruining the look of the leggings.

If you want a great explanation on why you should wash your Lululemon leggings properly, check out the video below.

How to Hand Wash Lululemon Leggings?

If you plan on hand washing your Lululemon leggings instead of machine washing them, then you’ll need to follow these instructions.


  1. Fill a sink or basin with cool water and add a small amount of mild detergent.
  2. Soak the leggings for about 10-20 minutes in the cold water and detergent.
  3. Gently swish them around in the water to loosen any dirt or grime.
  4. Once finished, rinse the leggings thoroughly in cool water.
  5. Gently squeeze out excess water and try to avoid wringing or twisting the leggings as this can damage the fabric
  6. Lay them flat on a towel to dry or hang them up to air dry. Do not put them in the dryer as this can damage the fabric.

Drying Your Washed Lululemon 

Air drying is best for your LuluLemon leggings to preserve the color and quality of the product. If you live in an area that gets a lot of sunlight, ensure that you don’t leave your leggings out in the sun longer than they need to be. If you don’t have the option of hanging your clothes out to dry, then you can use a dryer but ensure that it’s on the lowest heat possible. 

Bonus Tip: Never use fabric softeners when rinsing your LuluLemon leggings. Softeners will leave a residue on the Lycra that will damage the fibers over time. 

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Now that you know how to wash your Lululemon leggings, you can keep them looking new for longer. Be sure to follow the care label instructions and avoid washing them with other items of clothing to prevent damage.

If you do need to wash them with other items, be sure to use the delicate or gentle cycle on your washing machine. Handwashing is also an option, but be sure to follow the steps outlined above.

With proper care, your Lululemon leggings will last longer and stay looking new. Thanks for reading!

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