Everyone loves the feel of a brand new towel; however, after few washes, towels tend to lose a bit of its softness and whiteness.
After doing some research online and consulting few housekeeping departments of luxury hotels, we have put together a list of do’s and don’ts for washing white towels.
1.Always buy good-quality towels - more than 500 grams per square meter, which refer to the towel’s density. Towels at loveforwhite.com are of 650 gsm and are of the same quality as used in the luxury hotels.
2.Washing towels after every 5-7 uses are recommended.
3.The best temperature to wash towels is between 40c and 60c. 40c ensures towels feel and look their best over a longer period, while removing most of the germs, but 60c will kill even more bacteria and potential mold. We recommend only occasional washing at 60c.
4.Try not to overcrowd the washing machine, so there’s plenty of water to soak and wash.
5.If you add a cap of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, it will disperse any remaining soap and give you a soft, fluffy towel.
6.Line drying is best, as sunlight has a bleaching effect, which keeps white towels bright and UV rays help kill bacteria.
7.Ariel and Surf Excel are good detergents to use.
1. Never use bleach to clean your towels, as it will destroy the fibers.
2. Avoid fabric softener - it deposits a thin layer of wax on the fibers, which decreases absorbency.