Five Quick Tips to Help Prevent Clothes from Fading
No one likes it when colours fade and fabric wears out. Follow our guide to keep your garments looking as good as new, including how to keep black jeans black and prevent your other colourful clothes from fading.
Tip 1: Follow Directions
Doing laundry doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right laundry products and a few simple steps you can give your clothes an irresistible clean and fresh feeling with every wear — and stop your clothes from fading in the wash. The first place to start is with the care label, which will let you know the best way to wash each garment including water temperature and cycle speed (or hand-wash).
Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out
Certain fabrics, like dark denim, are prone to fading. If you want to keep your black jeans black and preserve the colours you fell in love with, let any agitation from the wash take its toll on the inside of your garments instead. Simply turn them inside out before washing.
Tip 3: Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Even if the care label calls for warm or hot water, cold water is your best choice to prevent clothes from fading. Warm water makes fibres more prone to releasing dye into the wash water.
Tip 4: Use the Gentle Cycle
Usually used for delicate items, the gentle cycle agitates and spins much more gently than a normal cycle. Using the gentle cycle means you can significantly help reduce abrasion to your garments which will help stop clothes from fading.
Tip 5: Use a Fabric Conditioner
Lenor Fabric Conditioner lubricates the fibres in your clothes. This reduces abrasion and, as a result, reduces dye loss and stops fabrics fading. It will help your garments hold onto their original colour and stop black clothes from fading, while also keeping them feeling fresh and soft for longer — for a brighter-looking you.
Whether you are a laundry newbie or a laundry pro, keep these tips in mind.
The Lenor Way to Do Laundry