Consider how well new underpants fits– the colours are vibrant, the band is taut, and the material is fresh and silky. However, after a few wears, the colours degrade, the elasticity droops, and the cloth feels old and sagging. It’s a classic example of incorrect washing, and it’s the leading cause of men complaining about the fitting of their underpants.

Most men are quick to reject the underwear wash recommendations listed on the caring labels blaming hectic schedules and lack of time for skipping out on appropriate underpants hygiene, but spending a few minutes longer has a slew of advantages, including:

  • Keeping colours vibrant
  • Keeping the elastic from sagging and drooping
  • Keeping the fabric’s elasticity, which avoids sagging
  • Saving money by extending the life of your undergarments.

We’ve put together an easy checklist to correct underwear washing guidelines that won’t limit your style. You’ll always seem to have a huge stash of clean underpants that look better and last longer if you combine a little care labelling savvy with clever shortcuts. To take the greatest care of your underpants, try these basic underwear cleaning recommendations.

Underwear Care’s 3 Deadly Sins:

Hot Dryer

The ordinary home dryer can create temperature of up to 180°F, turning the inside into a simulated oven that knows how to cook your underwear, removing the stretch from elasticity and ending in droopy fabric and slack waistbands. Furthermore, in that kind of heat, the contact of fabrics brushing against one another becomes more like sandpaper, blunting colours and smooth fabrics.

If the scent of burnt rubber slithers up from your freshly-dried clothing, you obviously understand it’s too hot. Air drying is the best way to make mens underwear last longer. But if you’re in a rush and must use a dryer, choose the cold to warm fluffing cycle. It may take a little longer but consider of this as more time for your underwear to look better.

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Bleach and Fabric Softener

Although fabric softener softens your t-shirts, it is a disaster for polyester and nylon microfiber materials. The softening chemicals and scent can damage the weave and create residue. This step is unnecessary because microfiber itself is silky soft. It is acceptable to use on cotton, but only when absolutely essential. Bleach should only be used in heavy-duty washes since it can weaken materials over time. If you really need the extra sanitizing power of bleach, use it every other wash to maintain your underwear in great shape.

Direct Sunlight Drying

UVA and UVB radiation, which lead your skin to turn like leather, can damage materials and degrade colours. Instead of drying your underpants in direct sunshine, air dry them under cover, where they will be subjected to fresh air but not intense sunlight.

These are the 3 main things you need to avoid when it comes to taking care of your underwear. Other than this, just follow the care label and depending on the material you can decide on best method to wash it.