How To Wash Jeans Dark Blue
Owning dark denim jeans, means needing to know how to wash jeans that are dark blue and keep them from fading. The truth is dark blue jeans will fade. Knowing how best to wash them can help maintain the true color a little longer.
- Cold-water laundry detergent
- ½ cup white vinegar
- Wash infrequently. Dark blue jeans don't need frequent washing. In fact, most jeans can go a few wears before needing a wash at all. The less you wash them the longer the color will last. Some people even suggest going six months before giving jeans their first wash.
- Wash jeans inside out. Washing dark blue jeans inside out helps keep fading at bay. It won't prevent fading but it will cause less color to bleed out.
- Use cold water. Heat causes fading. Cold water is the best option for washing your dark blue jeans. Chose the cold water setting for your machine so it will wash and rinse in cold water only.
- Use cold water detergent and a half cup of vinegar to the wash. There are special detergents made to wash better in cold water. Using these special detergents will get the most out of your wash and cause less fading to your dark jeans. Adding a half cup of vinegar to your wash will also lead to less fading in your denim and keep the fabric soft.
- Avoid the dryer. Heat in the dryer also causes fading. Hang dark blue jeans to dry. Set them up away from direct sunlight and in some cases this isn't possible. So if a dryer is necessary, use the lowest heat setting.
Posted on: Dec. 19, 2010