Thinx review and are they worth it?

Finally writing a review on Thinx after using them for almost 3 years! Be forewarned that lots of period talk is ahead, so if my 3 male readers want to skip out on this one, no hard feelings. 😉 Heads up: this review is not sponsored and I wasn’t gifted products to write this post. I’ve purchased them myself over time and am happy to spread the word. If you’d like to try them out, you can use my referral link to get $10 off. 

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re enjoying the week so far. It’s been a good one over here. Lots of Zoom calls, so I’m rocking the “business on top, pajamas pants on the bottom” kinda life.

For today, I wanted to chat a bit about girly things and share my unwavering love for the Thinx products. I was kind of hesitant to post a full review – it just felt so personal – but when has that ever held me back around here?? lol. So here we are and I’m going to share all of the details.

So I first started using Thinx in summer 2018. I wanted to try and find a new option since I no longer wanted to use the Diva Cup but was looking for something more environmentally-friendly. (Here’s the reason why! This post details everything I went through and why I’m apprehensive to use something that uses outer wall pressure and suction to hold itself in place.) I kept getting ad targeted for Thinx, so I bought a couple of pairs to see if I’d like them, and here I am, almost three years later and a huge fan.

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How do Thinx work?

Thinx are super absorbent panties that you wear during your cycle. They claim to soak up as much as five tampons. I couldn’t believe this could be real, so I was anxious to test them out. The verdict: they work EXTREMELY well. They hold up over time, don’t leak (unless you have a super heavy flow, then I recommend backup), and they have a variety of styles. They have high-waist, cheeky, french cut, thongs, bikini, and hiphuggers in their classic material, sport (lightweight and breathable) and cotton.

I’ve only tried out a handful of styles, but my favorites are the hiphuggers for when things are real, the air sport and cheeky for lighter days.

They also have apparel now, which is awesome! I definitely want to dry out the pajama shorts.

Ok, so the question we’re all wondering: are Thinx gross? Does Thinx feel wet?

I was curious to see if I would feel gross wearing them knowing that they were absorbing everything. The fabric is extremely moisture-wicking, and on heaviest days, I’ll swap them out once during the day if I feel like I need to. Also worth mentioning here that I use a tampon for the first day or two, and purely Thinx for sleep and from then on. It makes me happy to know how much I’ve reduced waste by majorly cutting down on tampon usage.

How do you wash Thinx?

This is the other golden question: how do you wash them? My method is to put them on a rinse and spin cycle by themselves, do a full laundry cycle with other clothes, and then air dry. Every now and again I’ll add some vinegar to the wash cycle but don’t really feel like it needs it.

Can you wear Thinx while working out?

Since I’ve been working out 99% at home for the past year, I’ve worn them to work out with no probs. (I also wear gym shorts, a baggy tee, and socks that don’t match since no one can see me.) In the past, if I were taking an Orangetheory or barre class and wanted to wear leggings, I’d just use a tampon for the class (and prevent VPL because the lines from these things are serious. I would only do the thong with leggings.).

Cons of using Thinx:

– They’re on the pricey side but if you think about how much you spend on products each month, I think it’s absolutely worth it in the long term

– They feel thick. They’re definitely thicker than regular ol’ undies but you get used to it over time

– I mentioned this above but the visible panty line is serious. I can still get away with wearing these with jeans and certain dresses, but it’s a big NO for leggings (unless it was a lighter day and I used the thong option).

So, tell me friends: what do you use for your cycle? Tampons, pads, cup, other? Please share the love and why you love it in the comments section so we can get ideas from each other. Tampon brand wise, I really like LOLA and the ones from Target (I don’t know the brand but they’re organic and in a big plastic circular bin thing).




How to track your cycle and adjust workout intensity throughout the month

Why it’s important to check out tampon and pad ingredients

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