Colourful garments are not only special because they are great at saying everything about us by reflecting our mood and our personality. In fact, colourful garments are also special because of their special needs. They can fade and lose colour quicker than light and dark clothes.
Washing clothes with care will help you keep these colourful favourites for longer. So here are our laundry tips for washing coloured clothes.
- Read the washing instructions and washing symbols on your coloured clothing. They will tell you whether the item should be washed in a washing machine or by hand, or whether it should go to a dry cleaner.
- For coloured clothes that can be washed at home, you first need to sort them according to colour. Bright clothes such as purples, reds, oranges, and bright yellows can be washed together. Bright blues and greens can also be washed together. If you have one item that doesn’t match anything else, consider washing it by hand
- Examine your coloured clothing for stains and treat them with a small amount of Ariel Colour detergent. It is tough on stains yet gentle on your colours.
- Turn your new coloured clothes inside out to wash. Don’t over stuff the machine and wash the items on as gentle a cycle as is necessary to clean your clothes. A gentle or medium wash cycle should be perfect.
- Wash your new coloured clothes in cold water with an Ariel detergent made for bright coloured clothes. It helps keep your colours bright while removing many tough stains and impurities with just one wash.
- As soon as your coloured clothing is done washing, remove it from the machine. Allowing coloured clothes to sit in a washing machine may cause the colours to leech onto other items.
- Hang your coloured clothes to dry. Avoid using the dryer if possible, as the dryer will cause your clothing to fade faster and set any stains that you may have missed.