Prevent colors in your clothes from fading
Have you ever had to buy a new shirt because your favorite black shirt turned grey? Or the color of your red sweater faded and turned pink? Here are 5 great tips to help you to preserve the colors in your clothing collection.
Before we start I would like to say something about the tags in clothing articles. These tags are there for a reason. So if you want your clothes to keep their color, start by reading and following the instructions.
Tip 1: Skip washing
Washing in general isn’t really good for your clothes. The more you wash it, the more faded it becomes. Therefore, if you wore an article just for a few hours don’t throw it in the washing machine but let it air out by hanging it up. By doing this you will have to wash your clothing less and it will preserve color longer.
Tip 2: Cold washing
Of course you still need to wash your clothes every now and then. If you do and you choose to machine wash your clothes, wash them in cold water. This is important because warm water causes fibers to break down which will eventually lead to fading. If you can’t wash in cold water try to wash your clothes as cold as possible.
Tip 3: Inside out
When washing your clothes, turn your clothing articles inside out. This will protect the outside fibers a little bit more from breaking down. Moreover, nobody will notice if the color on the inside of your shirt has faded or not.
Tip 4: Line dry
Try to avoid the dryer. The heat from the dryer will cause the fibers to break down and this will lead to faded colors. Therefore, you should air dry your clothes as much as possible. Hang them up and let them dry out.
Tip 5: Salt
Salt is not only great for using in your food but salt is also a great protector of your clothes. It might sound weird but add ¼ of a cup of salt to the washing machine. If you do this when washing your clothes for the first time this will lock in the color and prevent the colors from bleeding.
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