How to care for Your yoga clothes
From the studio to Your laundry room, figuring out how to perfectly take care of Your yoga clothes can be a lot easier than You might think. But sometimes searching for the best ideas can take time You don’t have to spend.
So we’ve found some of the best tips for taking care of those body-loving outfits You love to wear so much and placed them in one convenient spot. From getting rid of the stink to keeping those vibrant colours, we’ll make sure Your yoga clothes are as fit and ready for the gym as You are.
Here are a few general tips for washing Your yoga clothes:
OTHER HELPFUL GUIDELINES
Getting out Gum
It might sound a bit outlandish but between the gym and the kids, it might be more common to find gum on one of Your yoga tops. Before completely tossing the garment, here is a sure fire way for how to get gum out of Your clothes. Similar to getting gum out of Your hair, You can use ice to get gum out of Your clothes. Place a number of ice cubes underneath the garment and on top right where the gum is (try to only have the one layer of fabric between the two ice layers, i.e. if the gum is on Your pants, slide the ice up the pant leg). It might be helpful to place everything in a bowl to keep melting ice cubes from dripping everywhere. Wait for about 30 minutes, and then remove the garment from the ice. Taking a butter knife, use the non-separated edge to scrape the gum off. It should come off in one chunk, but You may have to gently scrape smaller bits off.
Flipped Elastic Bands
There is nothing more frustrating than when Your yoga pants elastic band flips. If You’re worried about this happening, You can easily prevent it by using a sewing machine to stitch the band to the pants. You only need to sew down the middle of the band, and then stitch a perpendicular line down side for each hip.
If You don’t want to sew Your band, before You place Your pants in the wash, place a few safety pins in the band every few centimetres or so and then wash. This will keep the band from the flipping in the wash. If Your band does flip, You will have to spend time flipping it by hand.
Avoiding Colour Fade
It’s not just Your nice sweaters that lose colour over time. Printed yoga pants can easily lose their colour with each wash too, and unlike Your sweaters You should definitely wash these after every wear. Like jeans, flipping Your gym clothes inside out will be an easy first step to keeping the colour. Next, be sure to wash in cold water with about a half a cup of white vinegar. The white vinegar not only helps keep the colour longer but will also help with the smell Your clothes will pick up after gym.
COLOUR CARE ATTENTION
Our cotton graphic tanks are dyed using special pigment process to give each garment a unique look which will evolve and fade over time. We recommend washing this garment separately in cold water before wearing to avoid colour rub off.
Pilling Yoga Clothes
Like most synthetics, yoga clothes can begin to pill with time. But this can be easily avoided by not washing Your synthetics with Your towels, or with any cottons! The cotton pills from the towels or other clothes will latch onto the poly-spandex blend yoga pants and will be almost impossible to remove. Stick to washing Your gym clothes with only Your gym clothes. This will also keep Your clothes from snagging on any zippers or buttons.
Removing The Smell
Another big problem with gym clothes is the lingering smell that seems to last despite wash after wash after wash. Before washing Your clothes, soak them in combination of cold water and about half a cup of white vinegar. Keep them in there for about 15 to 30 minutes. The vinegar not only eliminates the odour build up from Your workout but it also will brake down any nasty gunk that accumulates in Your clothes.
If You still want to keep attacking leftover odours, place another half a cup of white vinegar in with wash along with a cup of baking soda. If You need a quick fix or can’t wash Your clothes immediately after working out, place them in Ziploc bag and then in the freezer. It’s a good hack You can use every so often, just not all the time.