4 Fabrics to Keep Away From Fabric Softener
Shared from Good Housekeeping
Most of us think fabric softeners are good for ALL fabrics. Not so. Though we all know fabric softeners will…well, make fabrics soft. Perhaps, we’re not aware that fabric softener should not be used on all materials. Here’s a list from *Good Housekeeping:
I just love microfiber, but I had no idea that using fabric softener when microfiber is in the wash could remove the effectiveness and the durability of the microfibers.
2. Athletic Sportswear
Evidently, athletic gear frequently has “wicking technology” that will absorb sweat when you are exercising and help keep you cool. However, the coating that fabric softener leaves on your athletic wear will not allow “wicking” to occur, thus eliminating the absorption and cooling benefit of your athletic clothing.
3. Flame-Retardant Clothing
Kids’ sleepwear is required by law to be flame-resistant, but washing flame-resistant sleepwear with fabric softener actually makes them MORE flammable.
How nice is it to dry off with a nice, warm soft towel? Nice, huh? But, when you use liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets, you’ll be reducing the moisture absorption factor of terry cloth (and similar fluffy fabrics).
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*list is from GH, text is original.