Over time, your Casper pillow can start to lose its fluffiness and fresh scent. Regular washing is key to keeping your pillow clean, allergen-free, and feeling like new. Follow this simple guide to refresh your favorite pillow and extend its lifespan.
Why You Should Wash Your Casper Pillow
Washing your Casper pillow every 3 to 6 months can provide several benefits:
- Removes built-up allergens, dust mites, oil, dirt, and skin cells
- Eliminates odors from sweat, drool, or hair products
- Makes the pillow feel fluffy and lofty again
- Extends the life of the pillow by clearing away grime
A clean pillow simply feels fresher and more comfortable to sleep on. Proper washing also reduces allergy symptoms and keeps your sleeping space hygienic.
How Often Should You Wash a Casper Pillow?
We recommend washing your Casper pillow every 3 to 6 months as part of your regular bedding maintenance. You may want to clean it more frequently if:
- Your pillow looks dirty or stained
- You notice odors from sweat, body oils, or hair products
- Someone with allergies uses the pillow
- You or a family member recently had an illness
Washing too often can reduce the lifespan of the pillow. But it’s important to wash before dirt and oils build up.
What You’ll Need to Wash a Casper Pillow
Gather these supplies before washing your Casper pillow:
- A mild liquid laundry detergent
- A basin, sink, or washing machine to clean the pillow
- Clean towels
- A few tennis balls or dryer balls (optional)
The tennis or dryer balls can help fluff up the pillow as it dries. Mild detergent avoids damaging the pillow materials.
Checking the Pillow’s Care Label
Before getting your pillow wet, check the sewn-in care label for washing instructions. This will tell you:
- If the pillow is machine washable
- What water temperature to use
- If bleach can be used (avoid this)
Following the care label prevents harming the shape, fabrics, and fill material. Most Casper pillows are fully machine washable.
Washing Your Casper Pillow in the Machine
When machine washing your Casper pillow:
- Wash two pillows at once for better balance in the machine
- Use the gentle cycle with cold water
- Add just a small amount of mild liquid detergent
- Increase the spin cycle speed to remove excess water
The gentler wash and spin help preserve the pillow’s structure. Washing two at a time prevents the machine from becoming unbalanced.
Washing Your Casper Pillow by Hand
To hand wash your Casper pillow:
- Fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and a small amount of mild detergent
- Fully submerge the pillow, gently pushing it down to saturate it completely
- Agitate the pillow gently to release dirt and oils on all sides
- Drain the dirty water and rinse several times with clean water to remove all soap
Take care not to wring, twist, or scrub too harshly. Gentle agitation cleans without damaging the fibers.
Removing Excess Water from the Pillow
After washing, remove excess water by:
- Placing the pillow on a clean towel and gently patting it
- Squeezing the pillow gently to absorb water, taking care not to wring or twist it
Removing the excess moisture helps the pillow dry faster. But be very gentle to avoid distorting the shape.
Drying Your Casper Pillow
There are two options for safely drying your Casper pillow:
- Air dry completely: This can take 1-2 days but is very gentle.
- Machine dry on low heat: Add a couple tennis balls to fluff the pillow as it dries. Check it frequently to prevent overheating.
Let the pillow dry fully before using or storing it. The tennis balls bounce around to restore fluffiness.
Caring for Your Pillow After Washing
Once your Casper pillow has fully dried, fluff and reshape it. Other tips include:
- Use a pillow protector to keep your pillow cleaner between washes
- Wash pillow cases regularly to prevent oils from transferring back to the pillow
- Check for clumping fill material each time you wash
- Wash again whenever the pillow looks dirty or smelly
With proper care between washes, your fluffy Casper pillow will last for years to come.
Use these gentle cleaning practices to avoid damaging your Casper pillow:
- Wash in cold water only
- Avoid using bleach or fabric softener
- Line dry or tumble dry on a low setting
- Wash pillows in pairs for balance in the machine
Harsher cleaning can weaken fibers, cause shrinkage, and reduce the pillow’s lifespan. Our mild washing recommendations help your Casper pillow retain its comfort and support.