Posted by Team PoleActive

Like most athletic apparel, pole wear comes with directions on the label for washing and care. However, pole enthusiasts have some tips to keep your pole wear in the best condition for longer. Continue reading for the tried and true ways to keep your garments in tip-top shape.

Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders does pole dancing as her hobby and regimen. She is also the co-founder of Philadelphia Weekly.

Handwash to Preserve the Texture

It is best to handwash your pole wear. In my experience, pole wear can be very sensitive as the texture provides additional grip between my body and the pole. Handwashing them will allow you to preserve the texture more. Hence, they will be usable for longer periods. Machine washing usually disintegrates the minute fibers in the pole wear, further degrading it faster. Hence, it is always best to handwash them.

Mahmudul Kabir

Mahmudul Kabir

Mahmudul Kabir is the Editor-In-Chief of Footinsider.

Top Five Tips For Pole Wear Care

Pole dancing is a great way to stay fit, but taking care of your pole wear is also important. Here are five tips on how to keep your pole wear looking great:

1. Wash your pole wear regularly.
Pole dancing can be a sweaty activity, so regularly washing your pole wear is important. This will help to keep the fabric looking fresh and prevent any build-up of bacteria.

2. Hang your pole wear out to dry.
After washing your pole wear, it's important to hang it out to dry. This will help prevent any shrinkage and keep the fabric looking its best.

3. Store your pole wear in a cool, dry place.
When you're not wearing your pole, it's important to store it in a cool, dry place. This will help to prevent any damage from moisture or heat.

4. Don't iron your pole wear.
Ironing your pole wear is not necessary and can damage the fabric. If you need to remove wrinkles, hang your pole wear up and let them fall out on their own.

5. Be careful when shaving near your pole wear.
Shaving can damage the fabric of your pole wear, so it's important to be careful when shaving near it. If you must shave, use a very sharp razor to avoid nicking the fabric.

I prefer to hand wash my pole wear because it is more gentle on the fabric. Machine washing can be too harsh and can damage the fabric over time. Hand washing also allows me to inspect the material for any damage or wear and tear.

Jonathan Merry

Jonathan Merry

Jonathan Merry, VP, and Co-Founder of

Hand Wash In Cold Water

The best tip for taking care of pole wear is to wash them in cold water. While at it, use a washing detergent suitable for cold water so that it lathers and lauders for easy cleaning. While pole wear may be washed using a washing machine, it is much better to wash using your hands to avoid ruining it since they are made of delicate material.

Inez Stanway

Inez Stanway, CEO of Live Laugh Create.


Use Mild Soap and Avoid Vigorously Scrubbing the Fabric

When it comes to taking care of your pole wear, there are a few key things to keep in mind. First, always check the care label before washing. Pole wear is typically made from delicate fabrics that can be easily damaged by harsh detergents or high temperatures. For this reason, it's generally best to machine wash on a gentle cycle using cool water.

If you do choose to hand wash, be sure to use mild soap and avoid scrubbing the fabric too vigorously. Additionally, always hang pole wear to dry; never put it in the dryer. The combination of heat and friction can cause the fabric to break down over time, leading to premature stretching and deterioration. By following these simple tips, you can help extend the lifespan of your pole wear and keep it looking its best.

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