Have you ever been in the situation when your Gym or Yoga clothes on a beautiful day suddenly become degraded or faded without knowing the reason? Here are some instructions on how to preserve, as well as how to use the Gym and Yoga clothes in the most detailed way, to help you protect your workout clothes persistent over time.
Do not wash clothes together with towels
You should not wash the towels with the gym clothes, as the fabric of your clothes can stick with nylon fibers from the towel, and then causing the deterioration to your clothes.
Use a laundry bag to protect your Gym-Yoga clothes
In case of using the washing machine, you should put Gym-Yoga clothes into a dedicated bag. This is a way to reduce how clothes being thrown in the washing machine’s drum.
Stay away from fabric softener and limit the amount of detergent
Fabric conditioner is the number one enemy of Yoga-Gym clothes. Instead of making them clean, the fabric conditioner will create a “fence” layer that will cause and trap the bad odor in clothes. Moreover, fabric softener dilates the fabric structure and will no longer fit you.
Like fabric softener, washing powder and the fabric of the Gym-Yoga clothes do not “like each other”. Detergents are easily stored on the fabric, causing odor and bacteria. Compared to washing regular clothes, use only half the amount of laundry detergent with exercise clothes. You can find special detergents for stretchy clothes.
Deodorize the exercise clothes
If your Yoga clothes can smell bad after washing, do not worry. Just mix vinegar and water (using a 2:1 ratio) to soak clothes for about 10-15 minutes. After washing with water, the clothes will return to a natural state.
Avoid drying Yoga-Gym clothes in the sun
Do not expose your Gym-Yoga clothes directly to sunlight. Absolutely do not use a dryer to dry sports clothes. Elastic material does not withstand high temperatures, then easily to be shrunk quickly.
Note, you can expose the bright or white clothes outdoors, but should avoid extreme sunlight at noon, while dark items are absolutely avoided direct sunlight and should only expose in the shade to avoid fading fast.
Turn over the inside of clothes during washing
Turn over the inside of clothes during washing is a simple but effective way to clean up the maximum dust clinging to the inside; it also helps preserve colors as new, do not fade due to the impact of sunlight.