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How to keep the brownish tint in jeans?

Asked by XCNuse (1192points) October 14th, 2008

So nowadays a lot of jeans have some colors in them in the store and you’re like ooh i like that pair! You buy them, wear them for a few days, wash them, and then that cool color isn’t there anymore, is there a way to prevent the washer from taking the color out???

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jsc3791's avatar

Maybe try dry cleaning them.

I assume you have already tried washing them in cold water and hanging them up to dry?

XCNuse's avatar

I haven’t tried anything yet, I’m just wondering surely someone out there has figured this out, I haven’t experimented at all though, just normal color wash and normal drying with everything.

ben's avatar

One technique I learned to slow the fading of jeans is to always wash them inside-out.

Emilyy's avatar

I think my mom used to soak clothes in vinegar to keep the colors from fading or running. You might be able to google search that and see if anyone else is doing it.

cooksalot's avatar

That’s what I was going to say @Emily. When my kids get new sports jerseys I soak them in the washer with a few cups of vinegar and cold water. I drain the soak cycle and wash as usual. It keeps them jerseys from fading quickly since your washing those things 2 to 3 times a week.

jkap's avatar

@ben’s got it right. Washing the jeans inside-out keeps the color from fading too quickly.

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