Hot water is generally the most powerful option for deep cleaning everyday fabrics. It should only be used on items that are tagged as hot water-washable, like cottons or other durable fabrics. Be sure to check for manufacturer recommendations before washing.
Does hot water shrink polyester? What about jeans? Aggressive on textiles, we recommend using hot water to launder only heavily soiled or odorous items made from strong fiber like cotton, and durable synthetic fabrics. Never use hot water on delicate fabrics, as it can cause damage or shrinkage to the garment. When everyday items are only moderately or mildly soiled, try opting for warm water instead. When it comes to water temperature, err on the side of caution (the colder the safer) and default to a gentler treatment when unsure.
Does warm water shrink clothes?
Both hot and warm water can cause certain items to shrink. Warm water will shrink them more gradually over multiple washes. Use cooler water to be safe and conserve energy.
Does hot water shrink clothes?
Yes, hot water can shrink clothing. While both hot and warm water can shrink clothes, hot water can shrink clothes after just one wash. Warm water shrinks clothes little by little over multiple washes.
What temperature should be used to wash towels?
We recommend washing towels on a hot, long wash cycle to deep clean and remove residue from body oils, makeup, and skincare products. This will also ensure your towels stay bright, free of odors, and fluffy.
Do you wash darks in hot or cold water?
Wash dark clothes separately for best results and to prevent the colors bleeding onto light clothing. We recommend washing most everyday dark fabrics in warm or cold water. Be sure to turn them inside out to avoid fading.
Does cotton shrink in hot water? Does warm water shrink cotton?
Cotton, linen and durable synthetics can be washed in hot water, but it's best to err on the side of caution when it comes to water temperature (the colder the water, the more gentle on clothes). Wash cotton with the Signature Detergent on the normal cycle with hot water to get the deepest clean. To help avoid shrinking your cotton items, alternate cold washes with hot washes, and air dry or low-heat dry when possible.