The "golden precious" of silk is really loved and hated. In order to let everyone enjoy the happiness brought by silk to the fullest, here is a guide for washing and caring for silk for you. You will not feel that silk products are difficult to take care of if you pay a little attention when wearing and washing them.
How to clean silk?
- Neutral detergent: Silk is weakly acidic and needs to be cleaned with a regular neutral detergent. The amount of washing should be strictly in accordance with the instructions, and can not be added randomly.
- Manual cleaning: It is best to wash by hand, do not use a washing machine. When washing, pay attention to force and gentleness, do not rub hard, it is best to use even force.
- 30-degree water temperature: The best water temperature is around 30 degrees, not too hot or too cold, otherwise it will damage the fabric of the clothes. Clean tap water should be used, just under the clothes.
- Air-dry in a cool place: The finished silk fabrics should not be exposed to the sun, as they are easy to fade and cause great damage to the color, so they should be air-dried naturally in a cool place.
- Do not twist after washing: Do not twist after washing. Lay the clothes neatly on a clean bath towel, and slowly roll up with a bath towel from one end to absorb most of the water.
Silk care points
- Avoid putting desiccants, cosmetics, perfumes, etc. together when storing.
- Silk garments are best stored hanging and kept dry.
- It is not advisable to wear silk clothing when sweating a lot.
- It is not advisable to use iron hangers for storage, and avoid storing them together with items that are easy to fade or dye.
- Silk garments are highly hygroscopic, so it is best to hang them on hangers and keep them ventilated when not in use.
- Hang the clothes in a dark place to prevent the fabric from yellowing due to direct light.
Why does silk tend to turn yellow?
Generally speaking, there are two reasons for the yellowing of silk:
- The protein of the silk itself is denatured and turns yellow. There is no way to change this due to protein denaturation.
- Yellow stains caused by sweat pollution. Sweat contains a small amount of protein, urea and other organic substances. These organic substances will combine with dust to form some difficult-to-clean stains.
How to remove yellow stains?
- Salt washing method: soak the clothes in 5% salt water for 1 hour, and then slowly rub them clean
- Ginger cleaning method: Soak the yellowed and sweat-stained clothes in water and let them soak for 10 minutes. Then, take some ginger, cut it open, and gently wipe the yellowed and perspiration-stained area with the cut surface, and wipe it back and forth for 10 minutes. When wiping, it should be gentle and not too hard, otherwise, it will damage the clothes.
In short, although high-end fabrics such as silk and cashmere are delicate, they only need a little attention at ordinary times, and they will not feel troublesome to take care of them~