Don't Wash After Every Wear: Frequent washing fades colors and causes fabric damage. Hoodies can be washed every 5-6 wears.
Turn Inside Out: Protects color and prevents outer layer damage. Zip up and tie drawstrings for added protection.
Use Cold Water: Less likely to shrink or fade. Reduces energy costs and wrinkles. Gentle cycle or hand wash for sustainability.
Choose Detergent Wisely: Consider mild or color-preserving detergent. Add vinegar as a natural fabric softener.
Avoid Washing Mistakes: Skip fabric softener to prevent waxy buildup. Avoid overstuffing to prevent friction damage. Air dry instead of using the dryer for softness.
Don't Overuse Fabric Softener: While fabric softeners can add a pleasant scent and softness to your clothes, using them excessively can lead to a waxy buildup on the fabric, reducing absorbency.
Air Dry or Use Wool Dryer Balls: Opt for air drying instead of using the dryer to maintain fabric softness. If you prefer using a dryer, consider using wool dryer balls instead of fabric softener for a natural softening effect.
Bonus Tip: Use a Garment Bag: Protects hoodie from rubbing in the washing machine. Mesh bag lets detergent pass through during wash.