Letâ€™s be honest, when it comes to keeping our bras and panties in good shape, most of us fail. Those pretty, lacy pieces can start to look like wilted cabbage if you donâ€™t take proper care of them. But once you start investing in better lingerieâ€”which all women should at some pointâ€”proper care becomes dire. Here are five tips on how to maintain your underpinnings in tip-top shape.
1. DONâ€™T OVERDO IT
Wearing silk is a pleasure, but as a natural material, silk needs to â€˜rest.â€™ Also you should try to avoid wearing the same item several days. Most of the time, dry cleaning is recommended. In general, the washing machine is not recommended, however hand wash can be used if you follow certain steps.
2. THE PROPER WAY TO WASH
Only wash silks by hand in cool water (28 Â° C maximum). Hot water damages some fabrics and can even leave stains, so dip gently in cool water and do not soak silk for too long, or rub. Rinse abundantly with cold water (possibly adding a teaspoon of white vinegar in the final rinse for bright or dark colors). Wrap and roll gently in a towel to remove water; never leave it in the towel or in any damp conditions. Never rub silk when wet! Do not leave wet and crumpled, but do leave to dry flat in a dry room away from direct sunlight or artificial heating.
3. DETERGENT MATTERS
Use a mild detergent without phosphates, which can be easily purchased in organic stores that sells natural or eco-friendly products. Warning: the detergent could be a little pricier than the common ones you get at the store.
4. BEST WAY TO STORE
Align the bras in a drawer and use another drawer for panties.
5. IS HANGING LINGERIE IMPORTANT?
Yes, put on hangers in your closet with your favourite sweaters. But do not put your negligees on hangers when they are wet, it relaxes the silk and causes them to lose its shape.MYNEWSHUB