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Why are denim not washed?

Hey everyone, I've been wearing denim jeans for a few years now, and I always wondered why they're not washed. I've heard from friends and read online that washing denim is not recommended, but I'm not sure why. I usually throw my jeans in the washer with the rest of my laundry, but it seems like denim is treated differently. Is there a specific reason for this? Does it damage the fabric or change the fit? I'm just looking for some clarification on this topic. Thanks!

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edyth90

Hey guys, I'd like to chime in on this topic with my own personal experience. I used to wash my denim jeans frequently, like after every wear or two, but I eventually stopped because they started to lose some color and became thin in some areas.

Now, I wash my denim jeans after anywhere from five to ten wears, because I still find that the jeans become dirty enough to need to be washed at some point. When I wash them, I turn them inside out, and wash them in cold water on the gentle cycle, with mild detergent that doesn't contain bleach.

After washing, I always hang them up to air dry, and avoid putting them in the dryer. I also never use steam or iron to get rid of creases, since I like the natural look of the jeans, creases and all.

I find this keeps the jeans looking great for a while, and still allows me to have them feeling clean without over-washing or damaging them. So, it's definitely worth experimenting with different frequencies of wearing and washing your denim jeans to see what works best for you.

solon96

Hello everyone! I have a different take on this topic because I prefer to wash my denim jeans every time I wear them. I find that the fabric retains its sturdiness, and there's less of a possibility of color fading when I wash my denim frequently.

However, I want to quickly add that when I say frequent washing, I mean machine washing them on a gentle cycle with cold water. Also, I only use a small amount of mild detergent, and I don't use fabric softener since it can damage the fabric.

After washing, I always hang my denim jeans to air dry, and I don't iron them. I use a steamer instead, and I find that it does an excellent job of removing any wrinkles.

I understand that this may be a different approach from the usual sense of how denim jeans are cared for, but I believe that everyone has their preferences. The most important thing is to pay attention to the care tag instructions and consider the fabric's texture and color when washing your denim jeans.

alycia52

Hey, there! I also used to be a frequent washer of my denim jeans, but I started to notice a difference in the color and texture of the fabric after continuous washing. When I researched further, I found that washing denim too often can cause the dye to fade and the fabric to wear down more quickly.

Now, I only wash my jeans when necessary, which is usually after several wears. When I do wash them, I turn them inside out and use a gentle detergent specifically made for denim. I also avoid using the dryer, as it can cause shrinkage and damage to the fabric. Instead, I hang them out to air dry, which helps to maintain their shape and color.

I have noticed that by following this method, my denim jeans last much longer and retain their color and texture for a more extended period. I think it's worth a try for anyone looking to keep their denim jeans looking great for longer!

jcronin

Hi there! I can personally attest to the fact that not washing your denim can actually keep them looking great and fitting well for a longer time. I used to wash my jeans after every wear, and I noticed that they would shrink and lose their shape after just a few washes. After doing some research, I realized that denim is a durable fabric that doesn't necessarily need to be washed after every wear.

Instead of washing my jeans, I now spot clean any stains and hang them out to air dry between wears. If they start to smell, I sprinkle a bit of baking soda on them and leave them out overnight. This method has kept my jeans looking great and fitting perfectly, without the need for constant washing.

I hope this helps!

rowan61

Hey guys! I can also relate to this topic since I used to wash my denim jeans often as well. But then, I found out that the best way to preserve and maintain the look and texture of denim is by not washing them frequently. However, when I do wash my jeans, I prefer washing them in cold water, apart from all other clothing.

This is because the cold water helps to maintain the dye in the textile, reducing the likelihood of any color fading or bleeding, and there's less possibility of shrinkage. Also, I avoid squeezing the denim while washing to limit the formation of unwanted creases. Lastly, air drying is the best choice when it comes to drying, and ironing is another method of pressing out any creases and enhancing the appearance of the fabric.

By adhering to these methods, I have managed to maintain my denim, even after several years of use without losing its color, texture, and fit.

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