Bidets are the ultimate way to get truly clean in the bathroom. At the touch of a button or the turn of a knob, you can get a gentle, yet effective wash that leaves you feeling squeaky clean. But after using a bidet, you might be wondering how to finish the job. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you walking around with soggy pants—read on to find out how to dry after using a bidet.
The old-fashioned way
We get it, old habits die hard. There’s nothing wrong with reaching for a couple of squares of toilet paper to pat dry—especially if you’re new to bidets. Even if you choose to use a little toilet paper to finish up after a wash, you’ll still be lowering your TP spending by about 75% by washing with a bidet first.
Traditional toilet paper production has its costs (both for the environment and your wallet). Luckily, there are a few sustainable TP options, including recycled toilet paper and toilet paper made from bamboo. Products like these can help reduce your environmental impact and allow you to pat dry with a clean conscience.
The bidet towel
Want to reduce your carbon footprint even further? There's an even more eco-friendly way to dry yourself after using a bidet: the bidet towel.
These handy little towels are made with one purpose in mind: to dry you after a bidet wash. Simply grab one after your wash, gently pat yourself dry, and toss it in the laundry after you’re done.
Worried about how hygienic bidet towels are? Don't sweat it. Your post-bidet butt will be shower-fresh and squeaky clean. In other words, the bidet towel won't need much cleaning. Its main job is to absorb any water leftover from your wash. Not as yucky as it sounds, right?
How to care for your bidet towels
Bidet butts are clean butts, so your bidet towel shouldn't get too dirty. Still, for obvious reasons, it's a good idea to wash them after each use.
Here's how to wash bidet towels:
- Toss in the hamper after use
- Pro tip: Keep a small hamper in the bathroom specifically to store used bidet towels until it’s time to do laundry
- Wash them in the included mesh laundry bag
- Washing a bidet towel in a laundry bag can help protect them during the wash cycle—this helps keep them nice and soft
- Machine wash on cold and tumble dry on low
- Washing instructions may vary for different bidet towel brands—be sure to check the care instructions to ensure your bidet towels last for years to come
Some bidet towels may be made from polyester or other synthetic materials, which can introduce microplastic fibers into our waterways. Our bamboo bidet towels are made from hypoallergenic rayon, which is sourced from bamboo. This means that they’ll get softer and softer with each wash, and they don’t add any microplastics to our water systems. Win, win!
The air dryer
We've given you a few different methods of drying after using a bidet. But we've saved the best for last. The easiest way to dry off after washing? You might have guessed it by now, but the very best way to dry is with a built-in bidet air dryer.
Electronic bidet seats often come with a warm air dryer built right into the seat. All you have to do is press a button and WHOOSH—you’re getting a tropical breeze on your behind. The air drying process typically takes about 2 minutes, so you can get dried and get going—no TP, no dripping, and no laundry.
Keep calm, dry on
Does a bidet dry you? Yes—if it’s an electronic seat. Are there other sustainable ways to get dry after you wash? Absolutely.
Regardless of the drying method you choose, you’ll be saving toilet paper by using a bidet, which means saving trees and money (Cha-ching!). With Omigo, you can feel confident that you’re getting cleaner, living more sustainably, and—most importantly—getting the best washing and drying experience around. So go ahead—wash up, dry off, and get going.