How to Wash Mens Boxer Brief Underwear

When it comes to washing boxer briefs, it’s critical you follow the instructions – especially for those that contain a blend of fabrics.

Not heeding the instruction and simply putting them in with the rest of your clothes on a hot wash and hot dry cycle can lead to warping of the fabric, loss of structure of the boxer brief itself, and even shrinkage.

While the tips below are general guidelines, what the company recommends on your pair of boxers will take precedence.

However, here are a few general guidelines:

How to Wash 100% Cotton Boxer Briefs
Machine wash cold to warm water. Tumble dry low to warm setting.

How to Wash Micro Modal Boxer Briefs
Machine wash cold water on a gentle cycle. Tumble dry low.

How to Wash Merino Wool Boxer Briefs
Machine wash cold water on a gentle cycle. Do NOT tumble dry. Line dry only.

How to Wash Polyester Boxer Briefs
Machine wash cold water. Tumble dry low.

With all boxer brief variants listed above, it’s important that you try to use an unscented detergent, especially if you have sensitive skin. Some of the harsh detergents out there may cause mild irritation for some men.

Another alternative if you have severely sensitive skin is to use a detergent designed for infants (such as Dreft). It may sound silly from the onset, but once you try it out, you will probably never want to go back.