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It’s Tip Tuesday! I love sharing quick tips designed to save you time during the day or make life a little easier. Something that every mom needs! This week I have a great tip on how to prevent your dark denim jeans from fading!
My favorite jeans used to be a very dark denim, but now they are much lighter! After years of wearing and many many washes, the dark color has really faded. Last year, I broke down and bought another pair of dark jeans. They will never be able to replace my favorites, but I really wanted a pair that were very dark. Jeans can be expensive and a good pair really is an investment, so I wanted to make sure my new dark denim wasn’t going to fade!
Before I ever even wore my new jeans, I washed them alone in the machine with cold water and a cup of white vinegar. The vinegar helps lock in the color dye on the jeans, helping to prevent fading and dye transfer onto other clothing. Lots of sites say to soak your denim before washing, but as a busy mom (with a small laundry room), I didn’t have time for the whole soaking thing.
Also, I never put denim jeans in the dryer!
And I continue to wash my dark denim with Woolite Dark Detergent.
The combination of these three tips has really helped my new jeans stay dark! No more faded color!
Try this great tip next time you buy a new pair of dark denim jeans!