Step by Step Guide on How to Wash Dashiki
Now that you’ve rocked your dashiki from justdashiki.com, you should know how to care for it in order to enjoy it for the longest possible time. African fabrics (including dashiki) are very delicate, and as such it requires great care in washing it. African fabrics are best when hand washed in cold water because of the tenderness of the material, but you can also use washing machine by using the gentle cycle and cold water.
Here are some important things to note while taking care of your African fabrics especially your Dashiki;
It’s better to Hand wash your dashiki
Although dashiki can be washed with a washing machine, hand washing is the most appropriate and suitable means of washing African fabrics due to the nature of the fabrics. When using a washing machine, great care has to be taken in order to protect it, e.g., the spin cycle must be turned off.
Do not wash your dashiki with other class of fabrics
The first thing to do when you want to wash your Dashiki is to separate the dashiki from other fabrics in order to avoid staining the fabrics. Do not wash your African prints alongside other fabrics either it is machine wash or hand wash, dashikis are delicate, and you should not wash them with other types of fabrics.
Use Cold Water
Dashiki or African prints generally are best washed with cold water, either you are using a washing machine, or you are hand washing your dashiki, make sure you use cold water in order to achieve the best result.
Use Mild Detergent
You should wash your Dashiki using mild detergents, make sure you use a laundry detergent that is easy on colored fabrics in order to avoid bleaching of the material and to ensure it’s brightness. Never use a regular detergent to wash your dashiki and never try to apply bleach on your dashiki in order to avoid the fabrics staining each other and fading out.
Do not spread you’re your dashiki under sunlight
You should not dry your dashiki under direct sunlight in order to avoid fading out the fabric. African prints should be spread away from sunlight in a shaded spot to dry because too much heat fades out the material. It is also essential to note; never to tumble dry your dashiki.
Iron Your Dashiki Inside Out Using Mild Heat
After washing and drying your dashiki, you should only iron it inside out, and on low heat, because the dashiki fabrics fade when exposed to high level of heat, you can tune the iron to cotton heat if it is indicated on the iron.
- Separate the dashiki from other fabrics.
- Place the appropriate quantity of a very mild detergent suitable for African fabrics in the washer (for machine wash) and add Cold Water or set the machine to 30 degrees temperature cold wash.
- Fill washer with cool water appropriate for laundry load. Turn the dashiki inside out and place it in the washer (for machine wash).
- Close and lock the washer lid, turn off spin cycle and turn set the washer to ‘delicate’ or ‘gentle’ wash.
- Hang your dashiki in a shaded area to dry, avoid direct contact with the sunlight.
- Iron your dashiki inside out with a low heat setting.
You are done, it’s so easy to care for your dashiki wears, follow these instructions and enjoy your dashiki for a very long time to come.
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