How To Wash Dark Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans have gone in and out of style several times, so knowing how to wash dark skinny jeans ensures that your favorite pair will still be in good condition for several years. Finding a perfect pair of jeans is often a difficult process, so to avoid the "emotional trauma" of having to replace your favorite pair, it is important to correctly care for them.
Things you'll need:
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Fabric softener
- Pre-stain treatment
- Separating the darks from the lights is the first step in ensuring you do not accidentally spill or add bleach on dark jeans. Washing dark fabrics with light fabrics could result in the color fading onto the lighter fabrics.
- Pre-treating stains should be done immediately. If not possible, allow the solution to sit on the stain for 24 hours before washing. It is important that you do not apply any pressure to the material while trying to remove a stain as it could damage the jeans.
- To protect the color from fading, turn the jeans inside out.
- Fill the washer with cold water and add detergent. It is recommended that liquid detergent be used because powder detergent can cake and settle on the jeans.
- Fabric softener should be added during the rinse cycle. After the wash cycle is completed, wait until the tub is full of water for the rinse cycle before adding the softener to prevent possible spotting on the jeans.
- Remove the jeans from the washer as soon as they are done washing. Leaving them in the washer for an extended period of time may cause them to wrinkle. Turn the jeans right side out and shake them before drying to prevent wrinkling. Dry on low setting and remove immediately to prevent creasing.
Tips & Warnings:
- If you use powdered detergent, it may leave spots on your dark skinny jeans and can be difficult to remove.
- If you prefer your jeans to have a natural fading occur, wash them right side out.