How to wash a Hoodie
1.) Using a Washing Machine for Your Hoodie
1. Check the label to see if the clothing is washer friendly. Most cotton or cotton-blend hoodies are machine washable. Wool, however, is not as tough as cotton and the fabric will get damaged in a washing machine and ruin the hoodie. If your hoodie is made of wool, you’ll need to take it to the dry cleaners.
- You can dry clean cotton, but since it’s tougher it can be machine washed many times.
- When you turn the hoodie inside out, don’t forget to pull the hood and sleeves out of the middle of the garment. Otherwise, they won’t get cleaned properly!
- Try to wash your hoodie in a smaller load to clean it as well as you can.
- Consult the hoodie’s care tag label to see how much detergent you should use.
2.) Washing the Hoodie with Your Hands
- Water will most likely spill out of the bucket when you do this, so make sure to work in an area that won’t be affected by this.
- Always apply the soap or shampoo above the bucket of water. This makes cleaning up after you’re done that much easier!
- Feel free to dunk the hoodie into your bucket of water multiple times to get all the soap or shampoo out.
3.) Drying Your Hoodie
- Put the hoodie on a towel to do this, as you don’t want that extra water getting everywhere. Make sure the towel is on a flat surface.
- You will need a towel that is bigger than the hoodie itself.
- The reason you don’t use a dryer is because it can shrink cotton clothes. A dryer can also cause the fabric to lose its color over time.
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