Cotton is a durable, soft fiber, and most clothes today are made of it. Unfortunately, there is a disadvantage of cotton: It tends to shrink when washed and dried. Learn the proper technique on how to wash cotton clothes.
Here is what you should do if you have a stain:
- Remove excess. Use cold water for mystery stains and warm water for greasy stains. Create a solution of Ariel Power Gel and water. Leave for 30 minutes to 2 hours or, in tough cases, overnight before loading the clothes into the washing machine. To dry, roll your shirts, pants or blouses in a large towel or gently screw to remove the water.
- Machine-wash white and light-colored cotton fabrics in warm or hot water. For white and light colored clothes always use Ariel Sunrise Fresh. For extra scent you can use Ariel Power Gel freshness of Downy Passion. If you are concerned about bleeding, choose from Ariel Color & Style powder to keep the color of your clothes bright.
Extra tip: fill the washing machine with cold water and use a gentle washing cycle so you can protect the colors more.
- Rinse your cotton fabrics on a cool cycle. To avoid shrinkage, wash with minimal agitation. Ariel can help, as all Ariel products offer great results even at 30 degrees.
- Shake garments after removal from the machine to minimize wrinkles.
How to wash your 100% cotton blanket:
- Open your blanket and place it in the washing machine. Use a large load size so the blanket can move freely in the water during the wash.
- Pour the required Ariel laundry detergent (follow the dosage instructions on the pack) and use a cold water cycle, delicate wash setting.
- Remove the blanket as soon as the wash cycle is finished and either hang the blanket to dry, or place in your dryer with two dryer sheets on a tumble-dry setting.