Although some say that jeans should never be washed in a washing machine, most of us do it regularly. If you are one of those who do that, you need to know what are the most common mistake that can ruin this wardrobe staple and avoid them if you want your jeans to look as new as possible as long as possible.
Never wash your #jeans right side out because the act of machine washing is very abrasive, no matter the cycle. The garments rub against each other and this causes the color loss. To minimize this, turn your jeans inside out before washing them. Also, zipping all zippers and fastening all buttons will help.
The more clothing items you put into a load, the more tear your fabrics endure. This happens because if there is not enough room, zippers can snag and stitching can break. Make sure that your clothes can circulate freely and emerge from your washing machine thoroughly cleaned.
In order to keep your jeans looking new, you need to choose the right cycle. While hand washing is safest, when it comes to machine washing, you need to wash them in cold water and select one of the gentler cycles.
Don’t underestimate the power of color-preserving detergents. Those special detergents have ingredients that deactivate the chlorine in the water that causes color fading. This is especially important when it comes to dark jeans.