How to Make Adhesive Bras Sticky Again?

It’s almost spring, and the stores are full of backless floral print tops. You see yourself wearing it, right? But when you try it on, there is one little thing that doesn’t belong there – a strappy bra which gives you the reason not to buy the top. What a pity, you really liked it!

Then you realize that there’s a solution – a sticky bra. It’s really popular nowadays, and more and more women tend to wear it. There are so many questions about its effectiveness, stability, and stickiness, but most women want to know how to make a sticky bra sticky again after some time and how to wash it properly.

Fortunately, it can be done easily.

Here are some useful ideas of how to make sticky bras sticky again. This article will explain to you the things you should do and the ones you shouldn’t if you want to maintain your bra’s adhesiveness as long as possible.

What Products Are the Best for Cleaning the Sticky Bra?

You can wear a sticky bra as many times as you want. But it’s essential to clean it after each use. Why? The reason is simple – dust and skin oils repel the adhesiveness, and it loses its primary function. And you don’t want your sticky bra to slip down!

Do’s: Sticky bra is mostly made of silicone, and it requires to be washed “gently.” So, hand wash it, use mild soap and warm water. You can have a look at NuBra’s special cleanser which you can use instead of soap. The choice is up to you!

Don’ts: Make sure you don’t use products like bleach, alcohol or similar detergents. Although you might think these would clean it better, they can harm the bra permanently. And you don’t want to buy a new bra after each use, do you?

Pro Tip: Speaking of cleaning and cleanness, make sure you put the bra on the clean and dry skin. Sweaty skin and moisturizers interfere with adhesiveness and prevent the bra from attaching firmly.

How to Clean Sticky Bra?

Now that you know the importance of the regular cleaning of the adhesive bra let’s see what you should and what you shouldn’t do when it comes to sticky bra washing.


Do’s: Washing stuff is not some kind of science, but when we talk about sensitive clothes, like this kind of bra, it’s important to know how to keep it clean and adhesive at the same time. So, let’s go through some basic steps of how to wash the sticky bra properly:

  • Step 1: The first thing you should do is to mix a few drops of mild soap or cleanser with warm water. You can use a washbowl, or you can just run warm water from the tap and pour some soap on your fingers.
  • Step 2: Now use your fingers and apply the soapy water to the adhesive part of the bra cups. Move your fingertips around the cup in small circular motions and clean the surface.
  • Step 3: After you’ve finished cleaning, rinse it up and make sure there’s no soap left.

Don’ts: Believe it or not, there are the things you shouldn’t do when you’re cleaning the sticky bra, for example:

  • Don’t use fingernails, sponge or tough cleaning brushes to scratch the adhesive surface.
  • Don’t soak it in the water.
  • Don’t put it in the washing machine.

Pro Tip: If the cups still look dirty, repeat the process. If you still cannot clean it, soak it in the water for 3 minutes, (no longer) and rinse it. When you wash the cups regularly your bra saves the adhesiveness, and you extend its lifespan!

How to Dry Sticky Bra?

You’ve cleaned your sticky bra, and it’s ready for the next use. But you can’t wear it if it’s still wet, right? Drying the sticky bra is as essential as its cleaning, so, let’s see the best ways to protect your bra after washing!

Do’s: Once you’ve finished rinsing soap and excess water from the bra, it’s time to do the next step it. Let’s see the adequate drying methods:

Put the bra on the flat surface with the adhesive facing up and let it air dry overnight or longer if you think it needs more time to dry completely.

If you still have the original packaging of the bra, you can put it on it with the sticky sides facing up and let it dry.

Don’ts: Your sticky bra is still wet, but you need it right now. Suddenly the idea of using a hairdryer or a towel sounds perfect.


The idea is not good although it looks pretty smart. Avoid using any kind of dryer for the sticky bra. It can damage the adhesiveness, and you can throw it immediately. Better choose another outfit – it’ll fit you perfectly!

Pro Tip: It’s not rare that sometimes you just can’t peel off the cups. When you wear a sticky bra most of the day, it becomes stuck to your skin, and it can be difficult to take it off easily. So, a hot bath or shower is a solution. Warm water will remove the cups in a blink of an eye.

How to Take Off Sticky Bra?

You’ve just come home from the party, you’re tired, and you can’t wait to remove the makeup, take the heels off and get rid of the bra that’s completely stuck to your breasts. It’s annoying but try to do the things one by one.

Do’s: When you try to do something quickly, it usually doesn’t end well. The same is with sticky bras. So, no matter what, take the bra off slowly and carefully. Follow these two simple steps, and everything will stay in its place:

  • Step 1: Unhook the clips or if you have the laced sticky bras, loosen the laces.
  • Step 2: Peel off the cups from the skin from top to bottom slowly.

Don’ts: So, you’ve probably realized that you shouldn’t take off the bra hastily. If you take it off like that, you risk asking yourself the question Why do I have red circles around my breasts? So, don’t do it.