Do this with new nylons first!

Did you know the very first thing you should do to prolong the life of nylons and pantyhose?

Follow these 3 easy steps below:

Freeze
Wash
Dry

Freeze Your Nylons and Tights, yep FREEZE them. The next time you buy a new pair of tights or pantyhose (and BEFORE you wear them), run them under water until they’re damp. Then place them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Take them out and let them come to room temp before washing.

The next time you buy a new pair of tights or pantyhose (and BEFORE you wear them), run them under water until they’re damp. Then place them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Take them out and let them come to room temp before wearing. You only need to do this once–after that, you’re good to go. The chilly temps firm and strengthen the individual fibers, making them less susceptible to runs later on.

Wash tights and stockings by hand. Launder your hosiery separately from other garments, ideally by hand or in a lingerie bag if you put them in the washing machine. Keep garments with clasps, zippers, or other metal fastenings well away from tights in the wash.

Use a mesh lingerie bag with a very fine weave, as tights can actually work their way out of holes in a looser-weave bag in the wash.

Dry

Avoid high heat in the dryer, excessive washing, or harsh detergents and fabric softeners, as these could all wear out the fibers of tights quicker over time. Use mild detergents meant for delicate, set your washer to the delicate setting, and hang or lay the tights flat to dry.

 

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