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How to Fluff a Bamboo Pillow in 5 Minutes or Less

There are 2 different times you will need to Fluff a Bamboo Pillow. The first being when you first purchase it and about every 2-3 months afterwards. In this article, we will go over 2 Easy Methods to Fluff a New Bamboo Pillow in Under 5 Minutes.

How to Fluff a Bamboo PillowAs a side-note, you can only fluff a bamboo pillow that has polyester or shredded memory foam filling only. You should never attempt to fluff a Solid Memory Foam Pillow at all!

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How to Fluff a New Bamboo Pillow

When you first purchase a new bamboo pillow, it will ship to your home compressed and flat. Some companies provide instructions on how to fluff your new pillow while others don’t.

If your bamboo pillow came with instructions, read them carefully to determine which method will provide the best results.

Since this is a new pillow, you will need to take a few extra steps before fluffing it.

You must first remove the pillow from it’s packaging and make sure to check for any plastic wrapping that may still be attached. This is also the best time to check for any defects or damage that may have occurred during shipping.

If you purchased it online, you also want to verify the seller sent the correct size and it is in-fact the correct pillow you ordered.

Once you verify everything mentioned above, and are satisfied with the quality of the bamboo pillow, you can start with fluffling it.

Fluff a New Bamboo Pillow in a Dryer

Fluff a Bamboo Pillow With a DryerThe fastest method to fluff a bamboo pillow is to use a dryer. This only works on polyester or shredded memory foam filled pillows! Solid memory foam pillows can’t be fluffed and should never be placed in a dryer.

Fluffing a bamboo pillow in a dryer only takes a few minutes. Once done, you will immediately see the difference in size and the pillow will be fully expanded to its proper loft.

Dryer Time:

  • 3 Minutes for Standard Size Bamboo Pillows
  • 5 Minutes for King and Queen Size Bamboo Pillows

Heat Setting:

  • Lowest Possible Heat Setting

Fluff a New Bamboo Pillow Without a Dryer

Not every bamboo pillow should be fluffed in a dryer. If it has a large zipper, ruffles or anything that may get caught in the dryer, you want to fluff it manually. You can always refer to the care instructions on the label if you’re not sure.

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Fluffing a new bamboo pillow without a dryer will produce the same results, only it requires a lot more time.

You will still need to remove it from the packaging and inspect it for defects to avoid wasting time returning it. Once you are sure of the quality and size, you can start fluffing it.

Fluffing a new bamboo pillow is easy. You just need your hands and some patience.

To start, grab the middle of the pillow with one hand and shake it up and down. This will help the pillow-stuffing to expand and allow air to flow in between.

Next hold the pillow by its sides and squish it back and forth several times.

Repeat this process for 3-5 minutes and leave it in a cool place away from the sun for 1-2 hours to fully expand. You can sleep on it afterwards or wait the full 24 hours before it reaches its full loft.

Time Required:

  • 1-2 Hours Before Use
  • 24 Hours for Best Results


In this article, we went over 2 Easy Methods to Fluff a New Bamboo Pillow; With a Dryer and Without a Dryer.

Of course you should always refer to the care instructions before to determine which method is most suitable for your pillow, but both will provide the same results.

Molly E

Molly is a mother, wife, and part-time blogger. She has a passion for finding the latest Green Products for all her family needs!