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Since in the nineteenth century Levi Strauss sold his first jeans to the workers on the gold mines, much has changed: from a simple uniform denim pants have become a fashionable thing. Today, designers offer a variety of styles, and jeans — perhaps one of the most versatile items of clothing. They are willing to wear and stars, and ordinary people, they can be combined with a t-shirt and jacket, they are worn every day by millions of fashionistas around the world! But how to care for jeans so they last longer? A day jeans SPLETNIK.RU gathered expert advice.
Around the proper care of jeans has always been a lot of debate: someone says that they should be washed after each wear, someone, on the contrary, thinks that they do not place in washing machine and insists on more gentle methods of purification. However, as is often the case in the middle.
Life mods today largely simplified modern technology in the textile industry. So, before the happy owners of a brand new pair the first thing was taking a bath — and in jeans! Yes, this method was necessary to svejesobranna jeans sit on the figure, as the material was previously more stringent. Today, almost all models (not just stretch) elastane is added, making the jeans more comfortable to wear, but at the same time more vulnerable in the wash.
So, what is to remember to wear your favorite jeans as long as possible?
How often should I wash jeans?
Definitely not after each wear! If too frequent washing jeans faster down and fade. Minimum term the experts call the wash after you wear jeans 5-6 times in a row. Ideally, you should wash jeans as seldom as possible.
If distinct spots on the material not then to refresh them, leaving some air in the air. If your district with fresh air problems, then you can put jeans in bathtub — wet and warm air, after you took a shower, will also help to freshen denim. But from the other popular method is to leave the jeans for a couple of hours in the freezer — the experts advise, as this method is quite unhygienic in relation to food. However, there is an exception: if the jeans stuck chewing gum, a couple hours in the freezer is a must! Frozen gum is easier to scrape off with a tissue.
Also not too effective against dirt and soak in water with vinegar to disinfect cloth this will help, but against tough stains, this method is powerless (except for stains from the grass — in this case just rekomenduyut to use lemon juice or vinegar). But the use of vinegar helps to retain the colour — specific smell will remain if you then thoroughly rinse the jeans in cold water.
By the way, the head of Levi Strauss & Co Chip Bergh in one interview claimed that wearing jeans for a year without a single wash! And encouraged other buyers.
What to pay special attention when washing?
Best jeans suitable for hand-wash — stains can be gently scrub with a soap solution with a soft brush or sponge, then put for 10 minutes in cold water without detergent, and then rinse. So the damage to colors and fabric fibers can be minimized. If time for it and easier to wash jeans in the washing machine, it’s necessary to turn them inside out and fasten all zips and buttons. It is recommended to erase at temperature not above 30 degrees, and to use better gentle washing PORSEC or means to color things, as in conventional powders, as a rule, there is always bleach.
By the way, instead of powders is also better to use liquid funds. In addition, today there are special detergents for jeans. This contains no soap or alkalis, which provides a more gentle care.
Ideally, it’s better to wash jeans separately from other items (to combine with other clothes, denim can be), in the machine, it is recommended to load no more than three or four pairs. So they will wrinkle less when washed.
Do not use mouthwash, as it is harmful for the elastic fibers. As you know, the conditioner softens the fibers and in the case of jeans, this is undesirable, because the softened fiber is easier to lose shape.
How to eliminate odors?
Many familiar with this problem: even after washing the particular freshness of the Jesse not exude. The fact that at low temperature washing does not kill all microbes — they are the source of unpleasant odors. But in too flavored powders contain quite a lot of harmful chemical compounds. However, there is a solution: get rid of the odor you can use baking soda — about half a Cup should be added directly into the drum.
How to dry jeans?
Of course, using the tumble dryer saves us a lot of time, but in the case of jeans is generally accepted that the longer dry — longer wear! For drying it is best to lay the jeans on a folding dryer or hang on the rope (the main thing is not to bend to avoid creases on fabric). If time is tight, but dry jeans is needed urgently, use the dryer, of course, you can (important thing is not to abuse!).
Drying jeans in this case, it is better at the speed of 1000-1200 rpm, and in the case of stretch jeans — not more than 700 rpm. So you can protect your favorite thing from excessive stretching.
Do I have to iron jeans?
This part of the homework can be safely discarded from the list. Almost unanimously, the experts say: jeans do not need Ironing. With proper care, the fabric keeps the shape well and how after the first socks freshly laundered jeans they are well sit on the figure and lies flat. If, however, jeans will certainly want to stroke, you should do this again, turning them inside out.
Stretch jeans, however, iron is not worth it in any case, as synthetic fibers of harmful high temperature. For this reason, it is necessary to remember the rule when washing: the higher the content of spandex, the lower temperature when washing.
The darker the jeans, the gentler the care they require
The darker the jeans, the more dye they used, and, accordingly, the more they are potentially subject to fading. We all know that especially things fade in the first wash, and jeans are no exception.
To minimize losses is possible, if before the first wash of black or dark blue jeans soak them in salted water (you can also add a tablespoon of vinegar) — this helps to make the color more consistent.
How to store jeans?
Correct washing is only half the battle! Storage favorite things should also be given special attention. Almost all make the same mistake: put the jeans and store them in a pile. While this method is far from perfect, because along the lines of the folds of the jeans wear out faster. Favorite denim deserves the same careful treatment as the trousers. Better to hang jeans in the closet on the same hanger with clothespins.
Do you have your secrets as to extend jeans life?