Black jeans are a great wardrobe staple, but keeping them looking good as new can be a struggle. So if you constantly wear black jeans but struggle with keeping the color locked in, don’t worry, with the right techniques, you can easily revive any denim you own that has faded, maintain their deep color, and keep your denim looking fresh and on trend.
Here are five easy ways to keep your black jeans on point.
Set the dye: Almost all black clothing eventually begins to fade after repeated washing and drying, however, you can prevent it from happening in the first place with this easy trick. Before wearing new black jeans, you can pre soak them to set the dye color. Turn them inside-out, and soak them in cold water with half cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of salt. Vinegar and salt act as a sealant on the jeans’ dye.
Wash Your Jeans Inside out: Almost all denims come with a ‘wash inside out’ care tag. You should definitely follow it, and make sure to wash your jeans inside out, this will help your jeans keep the color in and expose the dirtiest part of the jeans (inside where your skin, body oils, and sweat touch).
Wash In Cold Water: Never wash your black jeans in hot or warm water. That’s because hot water will cause the black color to fade quickly, if made to soak up the heat due high temperature.
Only Wash Your Jeans With Other Dark Colors: We understand it’s time consuming to sort your laundry out by color, but it’s seriously worth it. When you mix your clothes together the colors fade each other out, especially if you’re mixing light colors in there. Since dark clothes require as much care as your whites, we also recommend using detergent specifically made for dark colors, these detergent formulas are specifically made to keep your darks darker.
Line Dry Or Use The Lowest Dryer Setting: Heat causes fading, so dry your jeans either with no heat or the lowest dryer setting, or let them drip-dry on a clothing line. If you prefer to dry your jeans outside, choose a dry, shady spot with minimum exposure to sun as UV rays can damage the fabric and cause further fading.