posted September 5, 2012 by fred |
denim experts tell us not to wash our expensive jeans too often. raw denim, not at all for the first six months. and when you do, it should only be washed in cold water, gentle cycle and then line-dried. it’s all a lot more hassle than it should be for some jeans, if you ask me.
luckily, my wife gave me a helpful chemistry lesson the other day. yes, I am a chemist, but wives know all.
long story short, we had something come up out of the blue and she wanted to wear her favorite jeans, which had been relegated to the dirty clothes pile for careful laundering later that week. there was no time for all that now, so she grabbed the bottle of our new dryer-activated fabric softener spray. as I looked on impressed, she dampened a towel, gave it a couple squirts of the spray and threw it in the dryer along with the jeans. fifteen minutes later they came out looking like they had just come from the dry cleaners.
it turns out that the hypoallergenic, concentrated formula we worked tirelessly on to soften fabric, help eliminate wrinkles and leave a fresh scent also gives your denim a pick-me-up without putting them through the wash cycle. an unintended bonus that I’m now passing along to all of you. aren’t wives the best?