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How to Keep Your Bright Colour Clothes Bright

Are your clothes looking dull? Look no further for help.

It’s one thing to try and prevent your dark-coloured clothing from fading, but is there a way to keep your bright-coloured clothing as bright as new for longer? The short answer is, absolutely! Here are our tips for brightening the colours of your clothing and keeping them looking new for longer; from using the Skip Anti-Ageing* liquid detergent for colours to hacks to try at home to get the brightest brights.

How Do You Keep Bright Colours From Fading?

When you're washing coloured clothing frequently, they can fade slightly and lose the original brightness they once had. The best solution to keeping your bright colours lively is to use a colour safe detergent. By using a colour detergent, you’re investing in a product that has been specifically formulated to keep clothes from ageing. We highly recommend Skip Anti-Ageing Liquid Detergent as a laundry detergent that keeps colours from fading. Thanks to Skip’s Anti-Ageing properties and Fibre Protect Technology™, the liquid detergent penetrates deep into the fabric fibres, giving clothes a deep clean while keeping the colours bright.

How Do You Wash Vibrant Coloured Clothes?

Apart from using a detergent for colours, like Skip, there are a few other hacks you can implement when you wash, to keep your coloured clothing as vibrant as the day you bought them.

Washing and Drying Hacks

Always turn your coloured clothing inside out when you wash them to prevent the washing action from breaking down the colours in the fibres. As with dark clothing, opting for a cold wash cycle is best for coloured clothes too. Many detergents for coloured clothing are formulated for cold washing too, not to mention that it’s also very economical to use a cold wash. Also, try and dry your clothing outside in natural light but away from direct sunlight to keep brights from fading.

Salt and Vinegar Hacks

A hack that has been used by housekeepers for years is to use salt and vinegar to brighten up coloured clothing. Dissolve ½ cup of salt into 5L of water and soak new coloured clothing in the salt water overnight. To add some pep in the step of coloured clothing that has lost its brightness, try adding ½ cup of white vinegar to your washing machine rinse cycle too. For more cleaning tips and tricks, visit Cleanipedia today.

*Five benefits based on lab tests on select fabrics.

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