Summer is the time to wear short-sleeves. When many people buy short-sleeves, they not only pay attention to the appearance but also the material. Everyone will choose pure cotton because it absorbs sweat and has good breathability, while other materials are easy to prick or itch when worn on the body. Although pure cotton is very comfortable, it is easy to deform during the washing process or even seriously deform to the point that it cannot be worn. In fact, if you master the cleaning method, it will not deform.
1. Cleaning by material
After we buy them, we must first clean them. The methods for cleaning different materials are different. For pure cotton, it is best to hand wash them first, put them in a basin of clean water, and then put them in it to fully soak. After soaking for 30 minutes, change the water again and add detergent. Because clothes made of this material are alkali-resistant but not acid-resistant, we need to add suitable detergent for cleaning.
As for clothes made of cotton and linen, because they are very soft and thin, we absolutely cannot machine wash them, they can only be washed by hand, and they must be very gentle when washing. Prevent it from getting wrinkled or even torn.
When washing clothes made of black material, we can finally add some strong tea into the basin after washing, which can make the faded and old clothes look new again. However, this method is only suitable for clothes made of cotton or cotton and linen materials. If it is made of other materials, it may be directly stained with the color of tea, so don’t try it if it is made of other materials.
2. Cleaning Points
After understanding the material, there are still many points to pay attention to when cleaning. First of all, when washing, many clothes themselves have Printed patterns can easily deform and crack due to repeated rubbing. When we wash, we need to turn them over and wash them, with the printed part facing inward, and do not rub the printed part hard.
If you have the habit of cleaning with a brush, do not use the brush to brush the printed part vigorously to prevent the print from falling off. When washing, soak it thoroughly and do not rub it vigorously, especially in areas that are easily deformed. When wringing water, do not twist too hard, as this will easily deform the clothes.
We sweat a lot in summer, so we need to wash short sleeves frequently, but once a day is enough. Frequent washing will easily deform them. And when washing, do not use hot water. Many short sleeves are made of fiber. After being washed in hot water, it is easy for the clothes to lose their original shape. They should be soaked in cold water.
After being washed for a long time, white items tend to gradually turn yellow. When washing, we can add some detergent to them, boil them in boiling water for 20 minutes, and then rinse them with clean water. Very white.
3. Use the correct drying method
Because it is easy to deform, it is best to use natural drying. After cleaning, turn the clothes over and place them in a cool and ventilated place. When using clothes to hold it up, you should weigh it from the bottom to the top to prevent the collar from being pulled and deformed. Most pure cotton short sleeves are easy to wrinkle, so when they are 90% dry, we take them off and fold them flat, and then dry them thoroughly and they will be very neat. Some dyed areas are more sensitive to sunlight, so we should place them in a cool place to prevent the color from fading due to excessive exposure to the sun.
4. Use the correct maintenance method
Short sleeves are very easy to wrinkle, so after drying, you can use a steam iron to smooth them, and some parts are easy to wrinkle. It will fall off, so the printed area needs to be ironed in reverse. Pure cotton materials are easier to absorb moisture and get old quickly, so we should put them in a dry place when storing them.
The neckline is the most easily deformed place. When we find that it is deformed, but we like the dress very much, we can take it to a tailor shop for modification. After being cut by the masters, the round neck can be cut. If it becomes a tube top, or the collar is too big, change it to a v-neck. A small modification will allow you to put the short sleeves back on your body and it is very convenient. You can try it.