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How to wash your reusable pants

How to Care For Your Period Pants

Congratulations! If you’ve just purchased a pair of our period pants you’re one step closer to enjoying a leak-proof, vegan friendly, paraben free period! Yes, it’s a bit of a new concept for many, and for some it can be quite daunting to switch to reusable products. We live in a world of disposable-culture, so it only makes sense that you might have questions about how to care for and wash your period pants. Just in case you’re in any doubt, here’s a few of the upsides…

Low maintenance? You bet.

Easy kept? Of course!

Long lasting? Take care of your pants, and they’ll take care of you.

Once you have received your Hey Girls pants and tried them on for size, you can remove the gusset sticker when you know they’re a keeper. Our range of pants come in a variety of styles and absorbencies, but the same care rules apply to all. The pants can be worn all day or all night long (the heaviest holds up to 5 tampons worth).


When you’re finished using your first pair, rinse and twist them under cold water until the water runs clear – this helps protect the fabric.


When you’re ready to put on a dark wash, pop your pants into a 30℃ – 40℃ cycle (if you have a delicates bag, even better!). Do not use fabric softener when washing the pants as this can lessen the absorbency of the gusset fabric. You could even try using an eco-friendly washing detergent, or hand-wash with natural soap.


Once your pants are clean and fresh, hang them up to air dry or even pop them on a radiator to speed up the process. This is a tumble-dryer-free zone! As we use only the best technical fabric, our pants shouldn’t take more than a day or night to dry.

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And now your pants are officially part of the family! These beauties can last for up to 5 years depending on care and wear. Better yet, once you’ve bought yourself a pair of pants, you can rejoice in the knowledge that you have also donated a pair to someone living in Period Poverty. That means there’s a pair for you and a pair for them – so that more people can enjoy a carefree and eco-friendly period.


  • How absorbent are your period pants?

Our period pants are currently available in 2 different levels of absorbency. Some are mid absorbency, which hold up to 3-4 tampons worth of your period. The heavy absorbency styles hold 4-5 tampons. That means they can be worn all day or all night!

  • Do I need to wear anything else with the period pants?

Nope! Your period pants are there to replace the need for another product. That means you can just pull up your pants and go! It really is as easy as that. No need to change or wash every time you go to the loo. When you have finished wearing your pants for the day or night, be sure to rinse them in cold water until the water runs clear, then pop them in your wash basket.

  • What materials are your period pants?

Our pants are vegan friendly, paraben free, and made with high tech fabric that dries quickly to keep you comfy. The outer layer that touches your skin is made from organic cotton, and the bamboo terry inside our knickers has natural antibacterial properties. Of course, each and every one of our fabrics have been scientifically tested to ensure they comply with global safety standards and requirements. We do not use PFAS, PUL or nanotechnology in our pants. They are certificated to Standard 100 of OEKO-TEX.


“Very comfortable, good quality, feel great on, the lace along the top is pretty and they sit really well when I’m wearing the pants. I would 100% recommend these pants and Hey Girls.” – Helen, Mighty High Lace Period Pants

“So comfortable and secure. Glad I decided to give these a try – ordering more!” – Hazel, Midi Lace Period Pants

“Honestly obsessed with your pants! They’re sexier than my usual pants! No leaks and so comfy ❤️? highly highly recommend to any period pant newbies out there!” – All Shapes Yoga

Best pants ever. Have tried a few different ones, but these are so comfortable. Bought multiple pairs to cover my whole period now!! – Super Soft Cherry Period Pants

Love these ones, the padding doesn’t go fully from front to back, it’s just where a pad would be, so doesn’t feel like a nappy like some of the heavy day ones do. Super stretchy and comfy, and pretty!Lacy Brazilian Bikini Period Pants

So there you have it. If you still have a question about our Period Pants we’re more than happy to help. Just get in touch via our contact page and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Classic Bikini

Lace Bikini


Sheer Lace High Waister

Lace Mid Waister

Black Lace High Waister

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