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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SILK

Silk Care Guide

 

 

Your silk scarf, silk headband, or silk scrunchie purchase is an investment, and you should treat it as such! Caring for your silk the right way can preserve its luxurious nature for years to come. Our silk care guide is silk beginner-friendly and easy to follow.

 

SILK DETERGENT

Selecting the right detergent to care for your silk is very important. Gentle (sensitive) detergent is very different from silk-friendly detergent. Silk-friendly detergent should not have bleach, alcohol, protease, or alkaline. These chemicals can affect the natural fiber of your silk. A detergent brand that indicates it's safe for silk is usually a better option.

 

WASH YOUR SILK

You can decide to dry clean, hand wash, or machine wash your silk. Of the three options, hand washing is best to preserve the delicacy and smoothness of your silk. 

 

To hand wash your silk, get a basin (or use your sink). Fill the basin with water. Add your silk-friendly detergent to the basin and soak your silk for a little while (about two minutes). Slowly swish the silk around the basin and let it sit for another minute. Remove the silk from the basin, pour out the water, and rinse the silk gently. 

 

To machine wash your silk, it's recommended to use a mesh washing bag. Place the silk in the bag. Cold wash using the lowest, shortest, and most delicate setting.

 

DRY YOUR SILK

After rinsing your silk, ball it lightly to remove moisture. Lay the silk flat to dry on a surface, or hang on a dry rack, hanger, or rope. 

 

IRON YOUR SILK

A handheld steamer is the best way to take the creases out of your silk garment. Don't have a handheld steamer? An iron will work just fine! Set the iron to the "silk" low setting and iron shiny side down. Do not add water when using an iron as this may leave water stains on your silk.

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