Fading in black is really a distraction, but fading can be avoided. Some basic laundry guidelines can prevent your favorite black clothes from fading. If the following guidelines don’t help you, you can try other tricks.
You need to be prepared
- Special detergent
Part 1 Basic laundry guidelines
1-Reduce the number of times you wash your clothes.No matter how careful you are when you wear it, how much advice you remember when you wash it, wash it off a little dye when you wash it, and fade when you wash more clothes. To avoid fading clothes, wash your black clothes again when you have to. If you don’t wash your clothes often, black clothes won’t fade easily.
- Wearing black pants and sweaters on the outside, you can usually wear them four or five times, especially when you are indoors. Similarly, if you’re only wearing it for a few hours, it can hang up after you’ve finished wearing it, without washing it, and then continue to do it next time.
- However, black clothing and socks are washed after wearing them once.
- When you’re not washing, you can remove stains with a decontamination agent and wipe off the white powder marks left by the deodorant with a dry sponge.
2-Wash with the same color. Try to wash black clothes or other dark-colored clothes together. The dyes are dispersed during washing, and if there is no light-colored clothing, the dyes are still absorbed back by the black clothes.
- In addition to washing clothes of the same color together, also wash clothes of different materials separately, which can prevent deformation and fading of clothes.
3-Wash your clothes in turn. When washing clothes, the front of the garment is exposed directly, as well as when wearing. So after washing more clothes, the front will fade first. The way to avoid fading on the front of your clothes is to turn them over to the opposite side and wash them.
- Black clothes fade because they rub against each other in the washing machine when washing.
- More precisely, friction can damage clothing. Because the clothes material is damaged, even if the dye has not dropped, but the naked eye to see the clothes are discolored.
- Pulling the zipper of the clothes well and the buckles can reduce the friction between the clothes.
4-Wash clothes with cold water. Hot water accelerates the fading of clothes, so whether it is light or dark clothes, washing with hot water is easier to fade. Washing with cold water prevents clothes from fading.
- Hot water can damage clothing, which is why hot water causes clothes to fade.
- Water temperatures should be between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6 to 26.7 degrees Celsius).
- Change the way you do laundry in winter. Cold outdoors can cause tap water to fall below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius). Even laundry detergent, at this water temperature, the contamination is greatly reduced. If the outdoor temperature is below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 17.8 degrees), you should wash your clothes in hot water and then rinse them with cold water.
5-Streamline the laundry process.Just as you can’t wash black clothes often, the procedure for washing clothes should be as streamlined as possible. The shorter the machine wash time, the less likely it is that the garment will fade.
- Appropriate laundry procedures should be set according to the degree of dirt on the clothes and the material of the clothes.
6-Use special detergent. There are now detergents for dark clothing. These detergents can be solidified and clothes do not fade easily during the washing process.
- If you use a dark clothing detergent, also use a special detergent with cold water. These detergents neutralized chlorine in the water, which can fade black clothing.
- Detergents do not cause clothes to fade, and some prevent them from fading. Laundry detergent is ideal for washing black clothes, but don’t use bleach.
- Laundry detergent is better than washing powder. Laundry detergent does not dissolve well in cold water, especially when washing for a short time.
7-Do not dry. Heat is responsible for the fade of black clothes. Black clothes should be hung or tiled to dry. Do not use a dryer unless necessary.
- Black clothes should be hung in a cool place to dry, to avoid direct sunlight. Sunlight, like disinfectants, accelerates the fading of black clothes.
- If you must use a dryer, choose the lowest temperature depending on the material of your clothes. Keep aside when drying to avoid overcoating or too hot. When the clothes have a little moisture, they can be taken out of the dryer.
Part 2 Little trick
1-Add some vinegar to your laundry.Add a glass (250ml) of white vinegar to the rinse. Pour white vinegar directly into the washing machine during rinsing, do not pour it in during washing, as this will reduce the washing effect.
- There are many benefits to adding vinegar to your clothes during rinsing, including preventing them from fading. This little trick of life can also remove the residue of detergent on clothes. Residual detergent forms a thin film on the garment, which fades it.
- Vinegar is also a natural clothing softener.
- Vinegar evaporates during the rinsing process and does not leave the taste on the garment. Even if the clothes taste after washing, they will dissipate when they are dry.
2-Use salt. Add half a cup of salt (125ml) to the laundry. Salt should be poured in the middle of the washing machine and not elsewhere.
- Salt is about helping clothes solid color, including black clothes. Salt works best for new clothes, but it also locks dyes from old clothes by removing residual detergents.
3-Sprinkle with black pepper. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons (5 to 10 ml) of black pepper over the black clothes when you first start washing. Do not pour black pepper into detergent.
- Black pepper removes some of the dye residue from the surface of the garment and helps the garment to solidify.
- Black pepper washes away when it is rinsed.
4-Add baking soda powder. After putting the black clothes in the washing machine, pour in half a cup of baked soda (125ml). The amount of soda powder should be proportional to the amount of clothing. Then do the laundry as usual.
- Baking soda powder is often used as chlorine-free clothing bleach. Although chlorine-free bleach, it can also be used to brighten clothes in other colors, including black.
5-Use coffee or tea.Make two cups (500ml) of coffee or black tea and pour directly into the washing machine during the rinsing phase (after the washing phase has been completed).
- Coffee and black tea are natural dyes. They dye light-colored clothes light brown, but for black clothes, they reinforce the color of the clothes.