Leggings are a popular item of clothing for working out in. They are comfortable and allow you to move around easily. However, many people do not know how to wash them properly, which can cause the fabric to deteriorate over time. In this blog post, we will discuss how to wash your gym leggings so that they stay looking good for longer!
Your activewear often contains a certain percentage of spandex/elastane, this material is great for sweat wicking properties and flexibility however it is quite delicate, have you ever seen the elastic go funny on old swimwear? This is because they contain a high level of spandex and the harsh chlorine damages it over time.
Luckily your leggings won't be in constant contact with chlorine (unless you like to swim in your leggings), but the elastane can also be damaged from other causes like washing detergent or high heats. So it is important to take care of your leggings correctly.
WASHING YOUR LEGGINGS
First of all, you should check the care label before washing your leggings. This will give you specific instructions on how to wash them without damaging the fabric. Generally speaking, you should wash gym leggings on a delicate cycle in cool water. You can also add a small amount of mild detergent designed for delicates.
It's also best to wash your leggings with similar colours, as this will help to prevent any colour bleeding.
DRYING YOUR LEGGINGS
Once your leggings have been washed, it is important to dry them properly. Avoid putting them in the tumble dryer as this can damage the fabric due to the high temperatures and constant spin abrasion. Instead, hang them up to air dry or lay them flat on a towel.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your gym leggings stay looking good for longer! Do you have any other tips for washing gym leggings? Let us know in the comments below!
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