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mikado1 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:35:43

I wash mine in the machine after every use but still I hear people saying they are disgusting/unhygienic and can't understand people using them. What is so wrong with them or is it just that some people leave the same one in shower for months on end?

Yellowbird54321 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:37:16

What is a shower puff? Is it one of those scrunched up nylon balls?

NotSoFitFlop Sat 25-Jul-15 14:37:38

Errr I use one, never wash it, looks and smells fine to me. I get a new one when they look a bit manky though.

squoosh Sat 25-Jul-15 14:41:06

I love them, they make everything so lovely and lathery.

Jewels234 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:42:53

I love them (didn't realise I was supposed to wash it!)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:43:00

I love them too. As soon as it unravels I get a new one.

GloGirl Sat 25-Jul-15 14:44:06

In what machine after every use? confused

You put it in the washing machine every time you use it??!

SaucyJack Sat 25-Jul-15 14:44:08

Are we supposed to wash stuff to wash with now?

Dear God, when does it end?!

AlisonBlunderland Sat 25-Jul-15 14:45:00

I wash mine in machine every now and then but it's never smelly. I do give it a good rinse after use.
Used to use a sponge but they get manky very quickly

Millipedewithherfeetup Sat 25-Jul-15 14:46:33

Surely rinsing off the soap washes it ?, ours get hung up in the shower after use to dry, not at all smelly!

SurlyCue Sat 25-Jul-15 14:46:44


I never wash them. I buy them at 4 for £1 and just use a new one every few weeks. I dont think they'd survive the washing machine, they arent that well held together.

pudcat Sat 25-Jul-15 14:46:45

Surely if you have used shower gel and then rinsed the puff or sponge in clear shower water it is clean.

RiverTam Sat 25-Jul-15 14:47:07

Why do you need to wash it? I never do, it seems fine and doesn't smell.

SurlyCue Sat 25-Jul-15 14:48:08

I call mine a scruffer. grin

sugar21 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:48:56

I love them but never wash them. Surely a shower puff would unravel in a washing machine?. I just rinse the lather out when I'm showered and hang to dry. Can't see why they are considered manky when they have shower cream on them at least once a day. I just throw them out when they unravel.

Fatmomma99 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:49:31

SaucyJack grin

sugar21 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:51:10

grin at scruffer that made me laugh

SurlyCue Sat 25-Jul-15 14:54:10

grin at scruffer that made me laugh

grin 'cause it scruffs my fake tan off!

ChilliAndMint Sat 25-Jul-15 14:55:05

Never wash mine...looks like a sea urchin.

eddiemairswife Sat 25-Jul-15 14:56:00

Mine is called a 'Body Polisher'.... from Sainsburys.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sat 25-Jul-15 14:56:02

Old ones are absolutely brilliant for cleaning the bathroom.

mikado1 Sat 25-Jul-15 14:57:08

I got a pack of four in ikea and they wash really well. I started washing them because I heard people saying how gross they were... I thought it might be because they are hanging there wet and even though rinsed arennot completely clean.. you would wash your facecloth and towel.

Sparklingbrook Sat 25-Jul-15 15:01:26

Sometimes if you don't wash the big ones (smaller ones are rubbish) and sort of peel the mesh apart and look in the middle they can be really manky. sad

sugar21 Sat 25-Jul-15 15:02:00

grin scruffs my fake tan off
Also scruffs the muffblush

Cabawill Sat 25-Jul-15 15:02:42

I have one and never wash it. Just rinse it throughly and hang up to dry. I replace it when it starts to look manky or smell.

There really is no better way to get properly lathered up.

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