Get up early and happily change your clothes. What you are most afraid of is seeing your favorite clothes become balled up. That would be a nightmare!
And once the clothing pills, it will make people feel extremely cheap regardless of its price. . .
It doesn’t matter if you wear something that makes you look ugly, it can also easily make people suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder – they can’t help but button up and button down these annoying hair balls.
But in life, we often encounter pilling on the surface of clothes and bedding.
Today I will tell you: How to reduce pilling on clothes!
Which ones are prone to pilling?
If you want to know how to reduce hair balls on clothes, first let’s take a look at the causes of hair balls:
Exposed fabric The fiber ends on the surface are entangled with each other in the process of constant friction with the outside world or themselves. If these small hairs cannot fall off in time, they will continue to be kneaded into spherical particles, forming “pilling”.
To put it simply, the two major conditions for forming hair balls are:
1. The fiber has relatively good strength;
2. Conditions for repeated friction.
Which materials are prone to pilling?
In life, the most common polyester and cotton fabrics are the most prone to pilling!
Because the fiber strength of cotton is weaker than that of polyester, after friction, the two fibers become entangled with each other. The cotton fiber falls off first, while the polyester pulls the shed cotton and becomes a hair ball on the cloth. .
In addition, common chemical fiber short fibers (polyester, nylon, acrylic fiber, polypropylene, regenerated cellulose fiber) and natural fibers blended with them (cotton, linen, wool fiber, etc.) are relatively Easy to fluff and pill.
Which fabric structures are prone to pilling?
In addition to the reasons of material, there are also reasons of fabric structure.
The fabric structure is loose and not tight, and it is easy to pill!
A typical example is knitted cashmere products.
For soft and fluffy knitted cashmere products, the twist of the yarn cohesion will be relatively low, which will increase the fluffiness and feel, but the result will be easy to pilling and linting;
Thinner cashmere sweaters increase the twist of the yarn (that is, the yarns are more tightly held together), and when woven, they are more tightly knitted, resulting in less suede and improved pilling, but the feel will be firmer.
▲Thin cashmere sweater
*Friction and pilling
We must have had this feeling: leggings on the thighs and buttocks, this The two places are more prone to pilling.
Because these two places are prone to friction, including but not limited to when walking and sitting on a chair.
There is another interesting phenomenon: the men’s pillowcase at home tends to pill on the surface.
In fact, it’s because men’s short hair is tied back and forth and rubbed repeatedly in the same position. Is it strange that it doesn’t curl up?
How to reduce the pilling of clothes in daily life?
In addition to working hard on selecting materials and fabric structures, how can we minimize the pilling of purchased clothes in our daily life?
Here are some tips for you:
◆ When washing fabrics that are prone to pilling, keep the inner layer facing outward, which can reduce friction on the surface and reduce pilling. ball phenomenon.
◆ You can add some fabric softener when washing, and use special laundry detergent for cashmere sweaters and woolen sweaters.
◆ Hand washing is less likely to pill than machine washing.
◆ It is recommended that pillows should be covered with pillow covers.
◆ Don’t worry too much after cashmere fabrics pill. Use a pill remover to remove the small lint on the surface and improve the pilling.