If you like your blacks to last longer, please take special care while washing. Just follow these simple thumb rules and your blacks will keep you happy!
1. WASH YOUR BLACKS LESS OFTEN
Washing your Blacks too often can wear out the dye, eventually causing the fabric to fade. So wash your blacks only when it’s necessary.
2. WASH FOR A SHORT TIME
It’s also important to wash for a short time. Washing for too long could also kill the colour. This is why it’s also recommended that you gently hand wash your black garments in few minutes rather than then washing them for hours in your washing machine.
3. WASH INSIDE OUT
The side that receives the most pressure would quickly wear out, causing the clothes to fade. So it’s important to protect the outside of the black garment by turning it inside out, shielding it from the agitation or tumbling, which breaks down the fibers and causes them to appear faded.
4. USE SPECIALISED DETERGENT
When washing your blacks, avoid detergents that contain bleach alternatives. Avoid using the famous BLUE soap bars which are actually meant for your whites. Prefer a liquid detergent instead of a powder detergent as it will prevent any undissolved particles from clinging to dark clothes leaving the finish looking dull.
5. WASH WITH COLD WATER
Black clothes tend to fade quickly when washed with warm water. Warm water would weaken the dye and cause it to fade faster. However, cold water could help preserve its quality.
6. DO NOT DRY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT
Now you know that heat and black fabrics don’t go together; it could kill the colour. Avoid using a dryer for your black clothes, and put it away from direct sunlight too.
Key Take Away
Heat and black fabrics don’t go together.