In many of our blog posts, we have talked about how you can buy sports and fitness goods and apparels, including regular stuff that you wear to the gym. However, do you know how to care for the fitness clothes you wear every day? We sweat a lot in the gym, and there is no denying that the odd smell is hard to bear, even though many of us are used to it. We bring a simple set of guidelines, which will help in maintaining your running and fitness clothes for longer times.
Get the required cleaning detergent: There are detergents and mild washing shampoos that come especially for the running and fitness apparels. These are actually the ones that are designed to clean the sweaty clothes, because more than often the sweat gets in the fabrics and refuses to go. You will most likely find these detergents in the departmental or grocery store.
Don’t opt for dry cleaning: No matter how much you want, never ever give your fitness clothing for dry cleaning. Also, when you are cleaning at home, you must avoid hot or warm water at all times. Always get the tap water, which should be cold to be best, for cleaning and washing.
Avoid ironing: Most of the technical clothes we wear are devoid of any need for ironing because these apparels are meant to be worn effortlessly. In case, you are particular about maintaining the clothes, make sure that you avoid ironing because many of the fabrics are instantly damaged, and so will the stickers. The best idea is to use cold iron just to get the piece back in shape.
Avoid using the machine: Cleaning your technical clothes in the machine must be best avoided, mainly because the machine wash can be tough on the fabrics. Most of us lack the time for hand wash, and we end up using the machine as the last resort. Even though you are done with the cleaning in the machine, make sure you don’t dry the clothes in the dryer. Air drying is the best option, but without the extreme sun.
Avoid bleaching: Always ensure that you separate the clothes you wash for dark and white. Also, before you start washing your clothes, check for the detergent you use because you need a mild cleaning option that doesn’t contain any kind of bleaching agent. There are many common detergents that have bleaching elements without mentioning, so check the labeling right.
Invest in the right clothes: This is something we always talk about, the popularity of branded fitness apparels. Even when the known brands cost you a lot more, the clothes will last for much longer without even trying hard. You will find the caring instructions mentioned with each label, which is the best way to know how the cleaning is to be done rightly.
Fitness clothing is something we need every day for going to the gym or for a run, and the simplest solution for keeping them intact is to have more than one set at a time!