I have FB pockets and we use method liquid soap. I've been using it for a year and never had a problem with repelling. I put just a dab of soap and sometimes do an extra long wash or two extra rinses. I find that smells tend to go away when I hang dry outside instead of using the dryer. They always seem fresher this way.
My HE routine is this:
quick wash - heavy soil, extra rinse (I add a pitched of water to this as well)
1/2 squirt of soap & heavy duty wash OR sanitary wash, both with an extra rinse and a pitcher of water added to the wash and rinse cycles
every two weeks or so I do an extra rinse cycle at the end