<p>When it comes to washing denim, everybody has laundry superstitions. Good thing Downy® is here to reveal the truth about washing your jeans. Here are five denim-related myths you should stop believing.</p>
When it comes to washing denim, everybody has laundry superstitions. Good thing Downy® is here to reveal the truth about washing your jeans. Here are five denim-related myths you should stop believing.
Myth 1: “I separate my jeans from other fabrics, so I’m totally good to go.”
The Bust: To keep your dark denim from potentially staining your lighter denim, we recommend separating your darker shades from your lighter shades and using Downy Fabric Conditioner to protect it.
Myth 2: “Denim is a tough enough fabric to withstand the tugs and pulls of any wash.”
The Bust: No matter how resilient denim seems, you still need to take precautions. Button buttons, zip up zippers, and flip your jeans inside out to prolong their life. Taking a second to prep your denim will help prevent it from getting damaged in the wash.
Myth 3: “I should wash my jeans in warm or hot washer cycles.”
The Bust: As a general rule, use cold water and a laundry detergent that will respect the denim’s color and wash. It’s fine to wash denim in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with other deep-colored clothing, preferably turned inside out.
Myth 4: “I only need to use detergent.”
The Bust: Just like shampoo cleans your hair, detergent gets your clothes clean. Downy Fabric Conditioner protects fibers from stretching, fading, and fuzz. It’s like conditioner for your clothes.
Myth 5: “My jeans love being toasty, so I tumble them on a high dryer setting.”
The Bust: Dry on the lowest dryer setting or line dry your jeans to help prevent shrinking and stretching. Such precautions will keep your denim fresh and timeless, just like your style.