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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 02 Mar 2022, 17:18 IST

Tips And Tricks To Protect Clothes From Fading

Did you know salt can lock the colours of fabric? Take a look!  
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 02 Mar 2022, 17:18 IST
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Has the colour of the jeans faded? Are you tired of using all the hacks to retain the hues of your fabrics? This article is for you. We have listed a few tips below that will help you prevent the colours of clothes from fading.

Why Is Retaining Colours Of Clothes Crucial?

Retaining colours of clothes is important to their appearance. Faded fabric make the attire look old and worn out. There are several factors that lead to the evaporation of hues from fabrics. 

Ways To Prevent Clothes From Fading

Keep Water At Low Temperature While Washing

vibrant clothes on hanger

Warm water tends to fade the colour of clothing. Cold water prevents the hues of fabric from vanishing. Emissions produced during washing lead to the rapid fading of colours of clothes. Therefore, keeping the temperature below 30°C can keep your garments appearing new for a long. 

However, there are exceptions. For example, bed sheets, towels, undergarments and pillow covers can be washed in warm water to ensure efficient cleaning. If you want to sanitise a piece of clothing, you can wash it in warm water.

Wash Clothes Using Gentle Cycle

Gentle cycles mean less abrasion between clothes. It prevents the tangling of fibres and reduces damage to the colours. The heavy wash cycle agitates the fibres of clothes leading to the vanishing of colours quickly. 

Reduce Dry Cleaning Clothes

Dry cleaning requires the use of chemicals to remove stains from your clothing. Unless your garments are made of delicate fabric like silk, you must avoid dry cleaning them frequently. You can also choose non-toxic and eco-friendly cleaners to remove stains from clothes. Read the label before proceeding with cleaning.

Ensure Proper Storage Of Clothes

store clothes on hanger

Did you know that storing garments in a proper order can elongate their life? One must ensure to clean the clothes properly and store them in a dry place. You must ensure to keep moisture and sunlight at bay.

This trick will help the moths from damaging the fabrics. You can store knitwear with moth or lavender balls. You must also keep the clothes breathing and use padded hangers to prevent their wrinkles. It will prevent the colour from fading.

Turn Clothes Inside Out Before Washing And Drying

When you wash clothes as they are in a machine, the friction affects the fibres adversely. You can reduce the damage from this cleaning mistake by turning the clothes inside out. It will prevent overfilling of the fabric and damage to the colours. You must also turn them inside out before drying to prevent the UV rays from evaporating the colours.

Use Fabric Conditioner

A fabric conditioner reduces friction between clothes by acting as a lubricant. When washing clothes in a machine, the conditioner helps them wear down slowly. Therefore, it helps to delay the fading of colours.

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Dry Clothes In Air

air dry clothes

Tumble dry can cause damage to the fabric. The friction affects the colour and strength of clothes. It increases the fading rate of hues. Air drying also adds a fresh fragrance to the laundry and uses no energy compared to a washing machine. 

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Pro Tip: Use Vinegar And Salt

This pro tip requires the addition of vinegar in each cycle. Half a cup can prevent the fading of colours of fabric because this ingredient acts as a fabric softener. It also removes any foul smell coming out of clothes.

Another pro tip for washing new clothes is adding half a cup of salt to the cycle. It keeps the colour locked and prevents fading. Thus, your new clothes will look fresh. 

Did you like our tips? Share your personal hacks in our Facebook comments. Until then, stay tuned with HerZindagi for more clothing and cleaning hacks. 


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