Jeans in blue and black lose their colour quickly and stain other clothing or skin areas. This can be prevented with vinegar and salt.
Jeans should always be washed after purchase. This instruction is heard by many who order a model online or go to the nearest jeans store. The reason for this is the fact that many jeans are not washed before they are sold, and there is still residual colour in the fibers that gets on the skin and other clothes. However, this results in the problem that your pants quickly fade. Your jeans will never stain again if you set the colour and thus trap the dyes in the fibers. There is a suitable home remedy for this: fix with vinegar and salt.
If you want to set your jeans with vinegar and salt, go ahead in two important steps:
Soaking ensures that a part of the excess colour is washed out of the jeans, which does not remain in the fabric even when it is fixed. However, this is an important step that you absolutely have to take before washing. After you have soaked the pants, set the colour. To do this, proceed as follows:
Step 1: Mix two liters of cold water with 260 millilitres of vinegar essence and 150 salt in the bowl to create a solution. Mix them well so that the salt grains dissolve.
Step 2: Once the solution is ready, simply put the jeans in the container and let them soak for an hour.
Step 3: Check after an hour whether there is any residual colour in the jeans. If so, let the fabric soak for another hour. You can then simply wash away the contents of the bucket. You do not need more as preparation. To set the colour, it must now be washed, which is not done with conventional detergents.
Step 4: Put on gloves and turn the jeans inside out before putting them in the machine. Now the door is closed, and a cold wash process is carried out. Detergents and fabric softeners are not used as this would only draw colour unnecessarily from the fabric.
Step 5: Start the process and as soon as enough water has run into the machine, pause it. Now put 260 milliliters of vinegar essence into the detergent drawer and continue the program.
Step 6: After the wash is finished, the jeans are hung up to dry. Do not put the jeans in the dryer, as this would only bleach them unnecessarily. Stretch the pants beforehand so that they return to their original shape. This also reduces the drying time required.
Tip: Never forget to turn the jeans inside out when washing, because then the colours will remain. Also only put jeans in the washing machine together with jeans of a similar colour. Otherwise, discolouration will quickly occur.
No more is needed to set the colour. From this point on, aftercare is the only thing that matters. With these steps, it is easy to keep the jeans in the long term and fix the colour. Since the home remedies used are very cheap to buy, you don’t even have to spend a lot of money on them and can especially look forward to black jeans that are not grey again after two months. Remember that in general, you should never wash jeans too often, as this will damage the fibers. On average, as mentioned above, it is sufficient to put the pants in the washing machine once every four to six weeks and otherwise always hang them up, ventilate them and keep them fresh.