The Right Way To Wash Underwear, Because Most Boys Can’t Clean Well

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Consider how well new underwear fits–the colors are vibrant, the elasticity is snug, and the material is silky and fresh. However, after a few washes, the colors fade, the elastic sags, and the cloth feels sagging and old. It’s a classic case of incorrect washing, and it’s the leading cause of men’s underwear fitting issues.

We’ve put together a simple guide to correct underwear cleaning recommendations that won’t ruin your look. Underwear becomes soiled rapidly and appears to be the most challenging garment to properly wash. You may wash your daily underwear in the washing machine, but delicates must be washed by hand. You’ll always seem to have a large collection of cleaned underwear which last and become much better if you combine a little care label savvy with clever short cuts. To take the greatest care of your garment, try these basic underwear cleaning recommendations.

Tips to follow

Check the tag on the item for instructions on how to care for it. This will tell you how to clean your underwear . Some delicate underwear should only be hand cleaned, as noted on the garment care tags.

Any stains should be treated as away. Apply a chemical stain remover or liquid washing detergent to the affected garment and gently rub it in. For additional details, see our article on stain removal. Wringing or twisting your underwear will stretch or misshape it. Rather, squeeze off any excess water.

Similar things should be washed together. Excessively filthy outerwear, rough materials like jeans, and items with a lot of studs and zippers should be avoided. During the cycle, all of these might cause harm to your underwear.

Select a gentle detergent. A detergent that is mild on materials and skin, such as Neutral 0%, is best for undergarments.

Remove your freshly washed garments as soon as possible. This will keep mildew from growing or smelling.

Wash care as per fabric

Different types of undergarments require different types of washing cycles, but irrespective of the material of your underwear, below is a broad overview of procedures to follow:

Cotton underwear should be separated into dark and light colours and washed individually. Machine wash on warm (not hot) and line dry as much as possible. Tumble dry on low heat if necessary. Hang to dry in the shade if possible.

Flexible Cotton Underwear — Machine wash in cold to warm water and follow the same instructions as for 100 percent cotton underwear.

Microfibre and Other Synthetic Materials — Nylon, polyamide, and spandex-based synthetic fibers are elastic and rapid, but they can melt in hot weather. Wash on a simple mode in cold to warm water (or permanent press). Tumble-drying is not recommended. Air dry only in the shade.

Natural fibres such as modal, bamboo, and others: Natural fibres like modal and bamboo are recognised for their ultra-soft textures, but fluff pills can form if washed on a hard cycle.

Stain Removing

Stain removal solution should be applied to filthy garments. Since water may set stains, you shouldn’t ever put stained garments in the washer without first cleaning them. Pour a stain remover over the stained area, such as Shout, OxiClean, or your other favourite brand, and let it sit for around 30 minutes.

After the detergent has absorbed into the stain, throw it in the washers and run it via a regular cycle.

Run blood-stained underpants through cold water with a grain of salt. Rub a pinch of salt into the stain prior washing underpants with blood spots. Then, to clean as much red as practical, run the affected area under a stream of cool water. The salt draws the blood out of the fabric, whereas the cold water lightens it.  Warm water should never be used to remove blood stains since it hardens the stain and makes it almost impossible to clean.

To eradicate sweat stains, combine dish soap and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Sweat marks can appear on light-colored undergarments and bras, especially during the summer. Allow 30 minutes for a solution of equal parts dish soap and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to settle on the stain.

Place the clothing in the washing and wash as usual after the solution has soaked into the stain.

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