Hello Pads FAQs
HELLO PADS FAQ
Hello Pads have leading-edge absorbent and leakproof technology textiles. They are seam-sealed and stitched for superior leak free performance without a PU plastic layer.
The full length of the pad is 26.5cm (10.4 inches) and width of the pad is 6.5cm (2.5 inches) at the narrowest point. The pads are 2 mm in thickness.
There is no need for wings as each Hello Pad has a gorgeous silicone design on the underside to ensure they don’t move around! A snug pair of underwear which is not super shiny or smooth will also help them stay in place. Each Hello Pad does have straps which can be used as additional support to hold your pad in place. These straps are optional so if you don’t like them or need them, you can absolutely chop them off!
Our reusable, absorbent and leakproof Hello Pads are perfect for people wanting a convenient, reliable and environmentally friendly way of managing their periods, light bladder leakage or even for postpartum care.
Hello Pads are super thin, only 2 mm! Unlike most brands of reusable pads, Hello Pads can safely be tumble dried on a low heat, which allows for quick turnaround between wear. This is because there is no PU plastic layer to warp or be damaged by heat and become less waterproof. The delicate silicone design on the underside helps the pads stay in place, there are no wings! Also, unlike many other brands, we don’t use PU plastic so there will be no ‘crackly’ sound when you move around!
Many customers tell us they can comfortably wear the same Hello Pad for 24 hours on lighter days, for reassurance against light bladder leakage or when worn used as backup to a menstrual cup or menstrual disc. On heavier days you may wish to change it twice a day if using them as your main period care product.
Six pads should see you through an average menstrual cycle with one load of washing in the middle. If you have a heavy flow you might need to change them more often, so you’ll need more. If you’re using them to manage light bladder leakage, we suggest the same amount (6) as a starting point.
Yes, they are the equivalent of five regular tampons or regular single-use pads. They’re pretty darn thirsty! If your period is really heavy, you may need to change them during the day.
Yes, the patented absorbent technology we use was originally designed for incontinence which is much more of a technical challenge than period blood because it is less viscous and tends to be released in larger volume. Hello Pads are also great to use during pregnancy and after pregnancy when you might experience leaks when you cough, sneeze, laugh or lift something heavy.
Before you use your Hello Pads, give them a wash so that they are lovely and clean and to activate the multi-layered absorbent material. Just follow the instructions below.
Hello Pads can be hand or machine washed just like your other laundry, offering a convenient, eco-friendly and easy-care alternative to single-use pads and tampons. After use, give them a quick cold rinse until the water runs clear, then toss them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry on a delicate cycle below 40°C/105°F. Use your ordinary washing powder or liquid. Do not bleach, use fabric conditioner or antibacterial sprays or dry clean.
No. Our Hello Pads have Oeko-Tex Standard 100 accreditation and do not contain harmful chemicals. The gusset material has been independently lab tested and found to be free of potentially harmful substances such as PFOS or PFOA, AZO dyes, organic compounds, DMFu and CMR. Our Hello Pad manufacturer has a very strong focus on making their textiles safe for consumers and kind to the environment. With these goals in mind, they’ve sought to avoid significant chemical processes during manufacturing, which is why they dye their yarns prior to textile knitting, rather than once the textiles have been created. This approach uses less processing, resulting in lower PH levels that ensure consumers are not adversely impacted when wearing the textiles over their sensitive body parts. Hello Pads are made from hypoallergenic materials to ensure they're kind to your skin.
Yes! Thanks to our patented leak proof material we don’t use the layer of PU plastic most other brands do so you can safely pop your Hello Pads in the tumble dryer on a low heat.
Hello Pads are made in an ethically-run factory in China, managed directly by our manufacturer to ensure our ethical and quality standards are met.
Our Pads are able to absorb up to 5 regular tampons or 25 ml. They are thirsty! And more than suitable for light or heavy flows. Because they are super thin and comfortable, Hello Pads are perfect for any day of your cycle - from light days to heavy.
Outer layer - 78% polyamide, 22% elastine
Inner, absorbent layer - 97% polyester, 3% elastic.