HOW TO WASH/CLEAN DURAGS.
For all the waver brothers out there (especially the new ones), by now you have an idea of exactly what product and tools you will need to keep your waves in check and hair protected. One of the most important things to have is a silk/velvet durag. Since waves should be brushed, moisturized and tied down with a durag and a wave cap, they are bound to gather dirt, gunk and a lot of product build-up. So I’m sure you’re asking, ‘’how to wash a durag?’’ Or ‘’can you put a durag in the washing machine?’’ The information below may finally put you at ease
So, how do clean a silk/ velvet durag for beginners?
The fact of the matter is that durags tend to be smelly due to dirt and sweat which is very uncomfortable both for you and the people around you. Here are the steps you can take to ensure that the durag is clean without compromising its quality;
- Soak it in cold water overnight to remove all the product bulid-up, sweat and dirt.
- Use a good detergent with color guard just so ensure that the color does not run.
- Gently rub the durag and allow suds to build up.
- Rinse until the water is clear, gently wring and hang it in a warm dry place and let it completely air dry.
Can you put a velvet durag in the washing machine?
It is not preferable to put your velvet durag in the washer because it may damage the delicate fibers. But if you have to put your durag in the washing machine, put it in a hand wash cycle and light cycle wash for a more gentler cleanse and to avoid destroying the fabric.
Can you put a silk durag in the washing machine?
If you have to put your silk durag in the washer, be sure to opt for a low temperature and wring out gently or use a slow spin cycle.
Can you put a velvet/silk durag in the dryer?
No matter what, do not put your velvet or silky durag into the dryer. This can shrink the durag and ruin the fabric's luxurious texture. Hang any item you've machine washed and allow it to dry thoroughly.
The ideal way to go about it is to wash it by hand and gently rinse off the excess water and hang it in a warm dry area.Allow it to fully dry, ideally overnight but it can also take 30 minutes to dry up.
The best quality natural silk are never synthetic fabrics, so strict measures should be adhered to in order to avoid destruction of the fabric. Handwashing the delicate silk and velvet fibers is the best option to follow plus, handwashing your durag takes a short while to perform. Frankly, the price to pay for a damaged durag is not worth the risk of cleaning it with a washing machine or using a dryer. A well maintained durag may serve you for years. In short, keep your durag out of the washer and dryer to increase its lifespan and maintain its quality.
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