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Four Myths About Washing Your Jeans

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 only need to use detergent”

Busted!: 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 2: “Denim is a tough enough fabric to withstand the tugs and pulls of any wash”

Busted!: 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”

Busted!: 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: “My jeans love being toasty, so I tumble them on a high dryer setting”

Busted!: 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.

Did you know?

Downy helps protect your clothes from 50 mph spinning in your washing machine.

Downy helps protect your clothes from 60 times the G Force of a space rocket launch.

Downy helps protect your clothes from a dryer hot enough to cook ribs.