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Q:

How do you dry denim?

Hi everyone,

I recently got a new pair of denim jeans that I absolutely love and want to take good care of. However, I'm not sure how to properly dry them after washing. Should I hang them up to air dry or should I put them in the dryer? I don't want them to shrink or lose their shape. Any advice or tips on how to dry denim would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

All Replies

nico.ward

Hey there,

I have been in the same position before and I've found that air drying is the best way to dry denim. I usually lay my jeans flat or hang them up on a clothesline to dry. This way, they don't get pulled out of shape and they don't shrink.

I've made the mistake of putting them in the dryer before, and the heat ended up shrinking my jeans and making them too tight. Not only did they no longer fit properly, but the fabric also lost some of its color.

So, my recommendation would be to air dry your denim to keep them looking great!

Hope this helps.

funk.frederick

Hey there,

I've found that the best way to dry denim is to avoid using the dryer altogether. Instead, I lay them flat on a dry towel and roll the towel up, pressing gently to absorb any excess moisture. Then, I hang my jeans up to air dry completely.

I prefer this method because it's gentle on the fabric and prevents any shrinkage or distortion of the shape. Also, it's energy-efficient and helps me to take care of the environment.

After my jeans are dry, I always iron them inside out to smooth out any wrinkles and give them a professional, crisp look. I've found that this significantly improves the appearance and longevity of my denim.

Overall, I think that the best way to dry denim is to be gentle and patient. By avoiding the dryer and using gentle techniques, you can keep your jeans looking great for years to come.

Hope this helps!

nwisozk

Hello there,

I've found that the best way to dry denim is to use a combination of both air drying and the dryer. After washing my jeans, I usually hang them up and let them air dry for a while until they're just damp. Then, I'll throw them into the dryer on a low setting for about 10-15 minutes to get rid of any excess moisture.

I've found that this method works well for me because it prevents the shrinkage and shape loss that can occur with high heat drying, while also being more efficient than air drying. And, as user 2 mentioned, adding dry towels to the dryer can also help speed up the process and absorb any excess moisture.

Overall, I think it's important to find what works best for you and your specific pair of jeans. It's always a good idea to check the care label and do some research on the brand and fabric type before deciding on a drying method.

Hope this helps!

carmela79

Hey everyone,

I've actually found that it's ok to put denim jeans in the dryer as long as you do it properly. I usually turn my jeans inside out and put them on a low heat setting while adding a couple of dry towels to the dryer to help absorb moisture and prevent any unwanted shrinkage.

I used to hang my jeans up to dry, but sometimes it would take forever for them to be completely dry. Putting them in the dryer makes it much faster and convenient. However, be careful not to overdo it if you're going to choose this method.

Of course, every pair of jeans and dryer can be different, so it's always a good idea to check the care label or do some research on the specific brand of jeans before deciding on how to dry them.

Hope this helps!

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