Keep your towels soft and durable: tips for effective care
Towels are essential items in our home, but as we use and wash them, they tend to become rough and lose their softness. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to keep your towels softer for longer and reduce the frequency of washing. Here are some helpful tips:
Wash at low temperature.
The temperature of the water influences the texture of the towels. To prevent them from becoming rough, it is advisable to wash them at a low temperature. A washing cycle at 40°C is enough to clean them properly and maintain the fibers of the fabric without damaging them. In addition, washing at a low temperature is also more economical and ecological. All our soaps work at a low temperature.
If your towels have lost that white color that you like so much, we recommend you leave them to soak with our Oxygen Booster Nº04 . Exceptionally, for washing, raise the washing temperature a little to 50º. Put a dose of No. 04 in the box and use our laundry soap No. 13 for washing. The result will surprise you.
Moderate the use of detergent
It is important not to exceed the amount of detergent used when washing the towels. Adding too much detergent won't make them any cleaner, but it can leave residue on the fibers and make them rough. Use the amount recommended by the manufacturer and avoid overloading the washing machine drum for a more efficient wash.
Drying also plays an important role in maintaining the softness of the towels. It is recommended to use the dryer, since this method will leave them more fluffier and flexible. For an even better effect, place pure merino wool dryer balls between the towels when putting them in the washing machine. This will help them retain their fluffiness. If you don't have a dryer, you can dry them in the open air and then iron them in steam mode to restore their softness.
Use of natural products
Fabric softener can affect the absorbency of towels, so avoid using it. Instead, you can use natural alternatives such as white vinegar, which acts as a softener and softener. You can add a cup of white vinegar to the washing machine drum during the rinse cycle to make towels softer and eliminate odors. Lemon juice can also be used in a similar way, as it helps to soften fibers and eliminate unwanted odors. Our laundry soaps DO NOT NEED fabric softener
Beware of hard water
If you live in an area with hard water, limescale buildup may be one of the main culprits in making your towels scratchy. In this case, installing a water softener can be an effective solution. In addition to keeping your towels soft, it will also extend the life of your washing machine and other appliances.
Remember that these tips will not only help you keep your towels soft for longer, but will also reduce the frequency of washing, which will contribute to a more sustainable consumption and save resources. Enjoy the softness and comfort of your towels for longer with these simple care!