How To Fade Jeans In Hot Water

By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn about how to fade jeans in hot water. It is important to be aware that fading jeans in hot water will also result in some shrinkage of the denim. Therefore, it is important to think long and hard about whether or not you want to fade a particular pair of jeans before beginning the fading process.


  • Towels
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  1. Check the pockets of the jeans. Make sure there are no tubes of chapstick, credit cards, or other items that could be potentially harmed in the washing machine. Place these items in a secure location for future use.
  2. Run a load of towels through the washing machine. Make sure that the water is set to a temperature that is as high as possible. Washing a load of towels before attempting to fade your jeans will heat up the machine, and will produce better results.
  3. Wash the jeans. After you have finished washing the towels, remove them from the washer and place the jeans in the washer. Double check the settings on the washer to make sure the water temperature is as high as possible. Allow the jeans to run through an entire washing process.
  4. Remove the jeans from the washing machine. Allow them to dry completely. After the jeans have dried, examine them. If they have still not reached the fade you desire, repeat the process again from step 2 for as many times as needed. Be sure to check the jeans after each wash in order to prevent overfading.
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