How to clean a wrist brace

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How to clean a wrist brace
Wash your wrist brace regularly to remove dirt and bacteria. (Andersen Ross/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Wrist braces are helpful when playing sports or when you need extra wrist support during your daily activities. Just like any other fabric item that you wear, you have to clean the wrist brace to keep it from looking dingy and soiled. Regular cleaning also removes bacteria and keeps the brace hygienic. This can be done with a mild cleaning routine that incorporates cleaning with disinfecting, and keeps your wrist brace looking brand new.

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Things you need

  • Washing powder
  • White vinegar
  • Cleaning rag

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  1. 1

    Combine 2 cups of warm water, 1/2 tsp of mild washing powder and 1 tbsp of white vinegar in a bowl.

  2. 2

    Swish the cleaning solution with clean fingers to mix the ingredients.

  3. 3

    Dip the wrist brace into the cleaning solution. Rub the soapy liquid over the wrist brace with a cleaning rag or your fingertips to work the cleaner into and over the entire brace. The detergent removes body oils and similar build-up, while the vinegar naturally kills bacteria.

  4. 4

    Rinse the brace with warm water after cleaning, and squeeze out as much excess fluid as possible.

  5. 5

    Sit the wrist brace on a flat surface to air dry.

Tips and warnings

  • If your wrist brace is labelled machine washable, you can wash the brace according to the care instructions on the tag of the wrist brace.

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