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7 Secrets on How to Make Your Jeans Last Longer.

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There is definitely no human on earth that does not own a pair of jean. That is why this article was written because it would come in handy for every human.

A common question or thought amongst us jean owners is how to make our jeans last longer because most of these jeans we own, fade in every wash and this kills the life span of the jean.

So in this article, I would be ‘spilling the tea’ on seven ways to make your jeans last longer.

Keep reading…

#1. Wash Inside-Out

Washing your jean inside-out would still take away the stains on the outside. This method also helps to retain the color as you do not have to directly scrub on the color.

#2. Wash Infrequently

Some people wash their jean after every wear. This is wrong as it will not only weaken your jean but would also reduce the life span.

#3. Cold-Water-Wash Only

When jeans need to be washed in the washing machine, use cold water only, with a small amount of detergent on a delicate or gentle cycle because warm water will cause denim to shrink and fade. Cold water with detergent will clean jeans sufficiently without fading or shrinking. Make sure they’re turned inside out.

#4. Choose Dark Colored Jeans Over Light Colored

When purchasing jeans, keep this in mind: Darker colors are going to last longer. That’s because faded denim has been treated with chemicals and subjected to harsh conditions to get that “look.” The lighter and more distressed the color, the more worn out that jean is, even before you buy it. Darker colored jeans promises a longer life.

#5. Set the Color

When washing for the first time, add two tablespoons of ordinary table salt to the water to help set the indigo dye. This will keep your dark denim dark.

#6. Vinegar Rinse

Add 1/2 to 1 cup white vinegar (depending on the size of the load) to the last rinse. This will not affect the color but will coax out every last bit of detergent.

#7. Air dry

Air drying is ideal if you want to expand the life expectancy of your jeans.


We’ve come to the end of this article! I hope it tackled that budding question you’ve always had on making your jean last longer..!

Stay tuned for more tips and tricks *winks*

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