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How to Wash Under Armor

Under Armor is very popular clothing with sports enthusiasts and competitive athletes. But like any specialty clothing how you wash it makes a big difference in how long it lasts and how it looks. Under Armor isn’t cheap, so knowing how to wash Under Armor clothes is very important. Most Under Armor clothing is made from Lycra and other special fabrics so you need to be careful washing them. Here are some tips that will show you how to wash Under Armor so that it will stay looking great:

Always wash in cold water: Cold water washing is good for any type of fabric. Most clothing should be washed in cold water. Under Armor should always be washed in cold water. Hot water will break down the fibers in the special fabric that Under Armor is made from and ruin it. Never use hot water to wash Under Armor. If you need to get sweat stains or smells out of the clothing you can use baking soda or vinegar added to the cold water but most of the time cold water and a gentle detergent like Rockin Green work great.

Don’t wash with heavy fabrics: Specialty clothing like Under Armor or Lycra clothing should only be washed with other specialty fabrics. Don’t put your Under Armor or gym clothes in with jeans, or heavy towels, or other heavy fabrics. Sort your laundry and make sure that you are washing light fabrics with other light fabrics, specialty fabrics with other specialty fabrics, and heavy fabrics with other heavy fabrics. Taking the time to sort your clothes in that way will pay off in the end. Your clothing will last a lot longer.

Never put it in the dryer: Under Armor and other elastic clothing should never be put into the dryer. The heat from the dryer will cause the fabric to lose all the elasticity that it is. It also can cause the delicate fabric to weaken and rip. Even the low setting on the dryer can be too hot for some pieces of clothing. Instead of using the dryer put your Under Armor clothing between two clean towels and press all the excess water out of the clothing. Then you can hang your Under Armor clothing on a hanger to dry. Or you can lay it on a drying rack or hang it on a washing line in the yard.