Keeping your black denim, rich and saturated in color can be difficult after a few washes. But there are a couple things to be mindful of that will help save your favorite black jeans from turning into your not-so-favorite grey jeans.
Here’s how to wash your black jeans to keep them from fading:
1. Presoak Your Jeans
When you first get your jeans, get proactive and seal the wash in before your first wear. Turn your jeans inside-out, then soak them in cold water with one cup of white vinegar and one tablespoon of salt. This tip works on your favorite colored denim too!
2. Mist Instead Of Wash
If you don’t absolutely have to wash your jeans, skip it! A handy bottle of wrinkle-release spray will do the trick. Or use a homemade spray with a 50/50 mix of water and vodka. Let that sit for a couple of hours before wearing them out!
3. Set It to Gentle
When washing (not only black but any denim), you want to turn them inside out and use your gentlest cycle on cold. Make sure not to overcrowd the washer—keep your load smaller to give all your clothes room to get washed thoroughly.
4. Air Dry Your Denim
Instead of tossing your black jeans into the dryer, let them hang dry instead. Grab a drying rack or a hanger and let your jeans dry in a well-ventilated room.
For more tips on keeping all of your clothes looking new check out our ultimate washing guide which makes laundry less of a chore!