How to use fabric conditioner in laundry
In this article you will learn why it is important to use a fabric softener, how to use it and where to put it in the washing machine.
Why you need a fabric softener and how to use it
There is nothing better than the sensation of putting on a freshly washed, soft T-shirt, wrapping yourself in a clean, fluffy towel or slipping into crisp, fresh and pleasant-smelling bed sheets. How can you enjoy this quality of fresh laundry every time? Even the best washing powder or liquid detergent may not be enough to provide softness and freshness and help prevent favourite items from degenerating over time. Water hardness and machine-washing can cause cloth fibres to lose their integrity and, after a few washes, clothes can become scratchy and rough, and have undesirable static. That’s why you need a quality fabric softener – it prevents static by lubricating the fibres to reduce friction, soften your clothes and fill them with an amazing, long-lasting smell.
The Best Fabric Conditioner for Your Clothes
What is a fabric softener? It protects our clothes by reducing the friction between cloth fibres. While they are being washed, the fibres are agitated during spinning and that causes abrasion. This is how a fabric softener works: it detangles cloth fibres and protects them, so when they become dry, we can feel the softness, as there is less friction between the material and our skin. It also fills your clothes with perfume bubbles that give off an amazing and long-lasting laundry scent and freshness. As well as keeping clothes soft, fabric softener also helps reduce washing machine-induced wrinkles.
Quality fabric softener gives your clothes a long-lasting fresh scent. Lenor fabric softeners feature our freshness technology that delivers a gradual release of perfume, hour after hour, day after day. How does fabric softener work to maintain this scent inside your fabrics for such a long time? Perfume bubbles are deposited on your clothes during the last stage of the rinse cycle and stay in the cloth fibres. As you touch and rub the material while you are folding clothes, putting them on and moving around, the bubbles burst and release a freshness that gives you a great feeling!
Where does fabric softener go?
For a front loading washing machine, fabric softener is placed in your machine at the same time as the detergent, before you start a wash. Your dispenser drawer should have a special compartment, which is usually marked with a star or flower icon. Check your washing machine’s manual to be sure. Unlike detergent, fabric softener shouldn’t ever be put directly in the drum.
For a top loading machine, if your machine has a softener compartment, pour one cap of fabric softener at the start of wash cycle. Otherwise, pour one cap of fabric softener in machine tub during last rinse cycle.
How to Use Lenor Fabric Conditioner
Step 1. Getting ready.
Make sure you have your fabric softener to hand and a loaded washing machine.
Step 2. Dose.
Dose Lenor using the cap provided into the fabric softener compartment at the beginning of the wash.
Step 3. Measure the amount.
For a load of 4-5kg, 35ml is enough. As you add a bigger or smaller load, you can adjust the amount of softener; more will ensure more softness and freshness. You can use Lenor softener for clothes on any cycle!
Ensuring clothes stay fresh for longer
Being smart about your laundry means taking care of your materials at every stage. Always start by using the right detergent. Bold All-in-1 Pods thoroughly clean your clothes, removing even the invisible stains that are set deep in the fibres of the fabric (read more about the difference between detergent and softener).
Remember to add Lenor fabric softener which will soften your clothes and give them that irresistibly fresh smell. But did you also know it’s possible to keep that just-washed smell in your fabrics for longer, even for up to 12 weeks? Lenor Unstoppables is an in-wash scent booster that is safe for clothes and infuses your garments with a perfume that makes your clothes smell fresh for up to 12 weeks (in storage).
Lenor Unstoppables goes in at the beginning of the wash, so the scent can infuse the fabric for longer. Just shake the beads into the cap — you can adjust the dose depending on how intense you want the smell to be. Throw it into the drum before adding your laundry, add your detergent and Lenor fabric softener and enjoy non-stop freshness. Choose from different scents to find your favourite.
Use it together with Bold All-in-1 Pods and Lenor Fabric Softener for the ultimate laundry experience for cleanliness, softness, and a fresh feeling that lasts for a long time!
Where does fabric softener go in the washing machine?
If you’re wondering where fabric softener goes, and how to use fabric conditioner in a washing machine:
For a front-loading washing machine:
- Add fabric softener to your machine along with the detergent before starting a wash
- Look for the compartment in the dispenser drawer, often marked with a star or flower icon
- Make sure to consult your washing machine’s manual for confirmation
- Remember, fabric softener should never be directly placed in the drum
For a top-loading washing machine:
- If your machine has a softener compartment pour one cap of fabric softener at the beginning of the wash
- If your washing machine doesn’t have a softener compartment, pour one cap of fabric softener into the machine tub during the last rinse cycle.
Do you mix water with fabric softener?
No, we recommend pouring the softener directly into your dispenser drawer. Lenor fabric softener is formulated to directly work on your clothes, giving them a long-lasting laundry scent and freshness.
How much fabric softener to use?
The ideal dose of Fabric Conditioner depends on the size of your load and the level of softness you prefer, but we recommend the use of the cap to measure the amount of product. For a load of 4-5kg, 35ml is enough. As you add a bigger or smaller load, you can adjust the amount of softener; more will ensure more softness and freshness. You can use Lenor softener for clothes on any cycle.