If exercising is a part of your daily routine, your wardrobe probably has a section for your active wear, a section you love as much as you love your other clothing, possibly more if you’re a health freak. Your active wear loves you back, which is why working out in it not only makes you comfortable and push your goals at the gym, but it also comes back to its original shape and size after all the training and stretching so that you can run-rinse-repeat. Did you know you could make your poly spandex active wear last long by just taking a few simple steps?
Always follow the wash care instructions provided on the tag of your active wear. It is generally resilient and and comes back to its natural shape even after long periods of stretching but sweat, detergent and chemicals like chlorine tend to deteriorate its elasticity. That is why it is highly recommended to hand wash spandex to prevent excessive stretching and try to use chlorine/bleach free detergent so that the poly spandex can maintain its structure.
Try to wash your active wear gently instead of hard rubbing and wringing it because when damp/wet, poly spandex is weaker with a high tendency to stretch out completely on coming in contact with chlorine/bleach present in detergents. Also, ensure that no detergent residue has been left behind, rinse in lukewarm water (30°C).
Lastly, if you must wash machine-wash your active wear, run it on the delicates cycle with a gentle spin.
Follow these steps to show your active wear you love it!