Before washing the Toweling and Velour bathrobe, check the wash care tags. This is to see if the bathrobe can be machine washed or should be hand washed only. This is to make sure you won’t damage the fabric upon cleaning or washing it.
To prolong your toweling or velour bathrobe's life, think of it as delicate fabric. Avoid using harsh chemicals on your velour or toweling bathrobe's . Bleach is usually used as an antibacterial and whitening agent for laundry. While it can be tough on germs, it can be even tougher on your bathrobe.
To maintain the integrity of the fabric, it’s best to avoid using bleach . Bleach actually accelerates the breakdown of the toweling cloth fibre. When the fibres break down, the robe becomes more fragile with each wash. Eventually, the robe will begin to look worn out.
Tip: If you’re trying to remove a stain from your robe. Pre-treat it with a stain remover before throwing it into the washing machine.
Soap residue from regular laundry detergents can make the fabric feel harder and stiffer that what it actually is. Whenever possible, use a mild laundry detergent to wash your terry cloth robe.
Before you throw your toweling or velour bathrobe into the washing machine, check the label. The labels will usually include symbols that show wash-care instructions. Follow the washing and drying instructions to avoid damaging your robe.
Place your toweling or velour bathrobe in your washing machine. To prevent abrasion with other clothes, it is best to wash toweling items together. You can combine like colours. Before you begin, set the washer on the gentle cycle.
Using the regular cycle to wash your robe is an easy way to wear it out quickly. Instead, use the gentle, delicate, or hand wash cycle to limit the wear and tear of your robe.
The gentle cycle cleans garments using slower spin cycles. This less abrasive method prevents the unnecessary breakdown of fabric.
When washing or drying your toweling or velour bathrobe, always turn it inside out before throwing it into the washing machine
Avoid Fabric Softener
Fabric softeners can make your robes feel extra soft and smooth, but it comes at a price. With regular use, it can reduce the water absorbency of toweling fabric.
Fabric softeners work by coating the fibres of the fabric, so that they feel more plump and bouncy. Over time, the chemical build up can hamper the robe’s absorbency.
You don’t have to give up fabric softeners completely. Here are some things you can do to cut the long-term effects of fabric softener on your robe:
- Only use fabric softener once a month, or every other wash.
If you intend to use fabric softener regularly, add a cup and a half of baking soda with each wash. Baking soda helps soften the water and prevents it from making the fabric even tougher.
- To remove fabric softener build up, add a cup of vinegar to the final wash cycle.
The best way to dry your toweling or velour bathrobe is in a dryer. Use the low heat tumble dry setting to get the best results.
Unlike most cotton clothing, toweling does not have the tendency to shrink in low heat. In fact, the low heat prevents it from shrinking and maintains the fabric’s fluffiness at the same time.
Try to avoid drying your robe under the sun. Exposing your velour or toweling bathrobe to the sun’s harsh rays for extended periods can make its colours fade.
Tip: If you have to dry your robe outdoors, use the inside-out technique. This will protect the outside of the robe from fading. One of the most comforting features of your velour or toweling bathrobe is its natural pile and fluffiness.
Toweling has the tendency to hold its shape. Dry ironing terry cloth will compress the fibres, leaving you with a flat robe.
Tip: If your robe is still wrinkled after washing and drying, you use a steam iron instead of a dry iron.
The toweling and velour gown is easier to care for than others. They cost more and special care is always recommend. Look after your gown by following our recommendations. This will ensure your bathrobe will last for many years to come.