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How To Prevent Dark Clothes From Fading in Laundry

How to prevent clothes from fading

Are your go-to black jeans slowly becoming your go-to gray jeans? Darks can also fade over time. Fortunately, there are ways to keep dark colors intact. Here are some laundry hacks so those favorite jeans or that little black evening dress won’t fade away.

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The trouble with washing dark fabrics

Use the shortest washing cycle to reduce potential of fading

The more you wash, the more your dark jeans will fade. That's why you should try the shortest cycle so your clothes spend less time in the washer. And be sure to turn clothes inside out.

Cold and gentle for the best wash

Wash in cold water on the gentlest cycle.

Wash in cold water on the gentlest cycle, because heat can cause fuzz and pilling, which can reduce color clarity.

Use the right detergent and conditioner

Use Tide ColorGuard and Downy to help protect your clothes color.

Use Tide Darks & Colors Liquid Detergent and Downy® Fabric Conditioner to protect denim from fading.

Use low heat or line dry for best results

Keep clothes looking new by Drying on low heat or line dry to keep new look longer.

Dry on low settings if using a machine, and keep clothes out of the sun if hanging outside to dry. With these tips, and Downy, you can keep the clothes you love looking newer longer.

Did you know?

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

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