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How to wash clothes so that they do not fade: useful tips

Alina MilsentLife
How to protect clothes from fading

After repeated washing cycles, clothes begin to fade. There are many reasons for this: from excessively high temperatures to improperly selected detergents.

Experts have selected the top 5 tips for proper laundry. The details were told by the Express.

First tip

Use cold water. There is a popular myth that clothes, linen, and towels should be washed only at high temperatures as this way, all bacteria, dust mites, and other harmful microorganisms will be removed from the fabric. In fact, the optimal temperature is 30-40 °C. This temperature will help kill germs and protect the fabric from fading and stretching. And today's popular bio-powders contain special enzymes that lose their effect at temperatures above 30 °C.

Second tip

Dark jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and T-shirts are prone to discoloration. Wash them inside out to prevent fading. This will protect not only the color but also the prints, embroidery, or decorative elements on the garment. In addition, sweat and sebum settle on the inner surface of clothes. By washing inside out, you will minimize the effects of hard water and detergents, which also cause fiber fading.

How to wash clothes so that they do not fade: useful tips

Third tip

Select the delicate cycle to help reduce friction, which is usually one of the causes of color loss.

Fourth tip

It is better to give preference to mild detergents as they are designed to be gentle on the fabric and preserve color. Avoid using harsh detergents that contain bleach or other strong chemicals.

Fifth tip

Do not overload the washing machine to avoid excessive friction of the clothes. Be careful when using fabric softeners as they can leave light marks on dark fabrics. Alternatively, you can prepare a solution of vinegar and baking soda.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you what temperature is best for washing bedding and what clothes should not be washed with towels.

OBOZREVATEL also published proven methods to help save on laundry.

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