Washing Tips for Towels and Bathrobes: Keeping them Absorbent

April 18, 2015 Posted by admin

Stiff towels or bathrobes keep bothering you? If your towels or bathrobes have lost their softness and become stiff it can be due to the use of detergent.

a94ba0234d8d779c6498f3b34f40e2bdFirst of all, you should try washing your towels and bathrobes without any detergent. Then, wash them again without any detergent and put a quarter cup of white vinegar in the rinse. This will remove the detergent leftovers. Rinse them again. Dry them outside in the wind and enjoy your lovely fluffy soft towels and bathrobes. For future washes just use half the recommended amount of detergent and you will not have any more trouble.

By washing and drying your towels carefully you will improve their beauty and absorbency. Always wash new towels or bathrobes before use to remove any chemicals used in manufacture. New towels take several washings to bring them up to full absorbency. However, the most common cause of lack of absorbency is using fabric softener. The softening chemicals layer up on towel fibres and reduce absorbency.

  • Place towels of a similar colour in a washing machine
  • Add half the normal amount of detergent
  • Add half a cup of vinegar to the initial wash cycle
  • Dry immediately, don’t leave them in the machine

Remember, towels and bathrobes should be washed at maximum 60 degrees in order not to ruin the fabric. Wash dark colours separately.

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