How to Help Prevent Fading Clothes

OK guys, this is a post that should help the 1st time laundry doers and/or the college students away from home. 5 quick tips to prevent fading clothes. #1 is common sense 😉 ♥

Prevent Fading Clothes

Tip 1: Follow Directions
The care label will let you know the best way to wash each garment: water temperature, cycle speed (or hand-wash), and more. Learn more about reading a manufacturer’s care label

Prevent Fading Clothes

Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out
Let agitation take its toll on the insides of your garments, and help preserve the colors you fell in love with.

Prevent Fading Clothes

Tip 3: Wash Clothes in Cold Water
Even if the care label calls for warm or hot water, cold water is your best choice for helping protect a garment’s color. Warm water makes fibers more prone to releasing dye to the wash water.

Prevent Fading Clothes

Tip 4: Use the Gentle Cycle
Usually used for delicate items, the gentle cycle agitates and spins, well, gently. Using the gentle cycle means you significantly reduce abrasion to your garments.

Prevent Fading Clothes

Tip 5: Use a Fabric Conditioner
Downy® fabric conditioner lubricates the fibers in your clothes. This reduces abrasion and, as a result, reduces dye loss. Downy also helps prevent pilling, which helps your garments hold on to their original colors and keep their fresh appearance—for a brighter-looking you.