Use and Care
AFRIpads Menstrual Kits provide effective protection for 12+ months.
For an optimal user experience, it is important to properly use and take care of the pads. The first step is to wash the pads before first use. This will increase the absorbency of the pads. After that, it is just a matter of wear, soak, wash and dry.
Wear : Place the pad into the underwear and use the buttons to secure it in place.
Soak : After using the pads, soak in cold water for 5-10 minutes.
Wash : After soaking, wash the pads in clean water with soap or detergent.
Dry : Dry the pads in direct sunlight and/or in a well ventilated place. Allow to dry completely before-re-used. When exposed to direct sunlight, pads will dry in approximately 2 hours.
Three things are very important to keep in mind when using the AFRIpads Menstrual Kits. First of all, you cannot use bleach to clean the pads. Secondly, you should use cold water to clean the pads, not hot water. And lastly, you shouldn’t iron the pads as this will harm the layers inside the pad, which affects the absorbency.