Nov 29

How to Care for Bath Towels

How to Care for Bath Towels

Plush bath towels are the ultimate indulgence in your daily bathing routine. Once you've purchased quality towels in the size and color you want, you can extend their life and effectiveness with a little care. Check out our guide for some simple and helpful tips.

1. Wash Your Towels Before You Use Them

Wash your towels with a ½ cup of white vinegar before using them for the first time. The vinegar will help set the dyes and keep the colors more resilient. Plus, running the towels through a laundry cycle will reduce the shedding that can often be found in new towels.

2. Avoid Fabric Softener

This may seem like a contradiction, but fabric softeners will stop being effective after several uses and can actually damage your towels. Fabric softeners cause buildup and can mat your fibers down, which causes stiffness and a decrease in absorbency.

3. Prevent sun exposure after cleaning

Keep it in a ventilated place when drying, but avoid sun exposure. The towel after sun exposure will not only harden but also fade.

4. Replace Your Towels Regularly

Despite your best care, towels will lose fibers and absorbency with repeated use. Luckily, plush, fluffy towels are an affordable indulgence, so if it’s been more than two years of regular wear and tear, it’s time to replace them.