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Join Date: Nov 2005
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washing dark skinny stretch jeans..
for future reference i wanna know how to wash these new jeans of mine (which I love) w/out ruining them or shrinking them....do i turn them inside out? what kind of detergent and what temperature of water should i use? thanks in advance!

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turn 'em inside out, and cold cold cold.
don't forget to look at the care label though! if it says dry clean, and they were expensive, you might wanna just take them to the cleaners.

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^ Yep. And another obvious thing: don't tumble dry. I wash my jeans on the wool cycle with ordinary detergent and hang them to dry. I must say there has been minimal "damage".

If you want extra delicate detergent, I say you should look for handwash/wool ones?

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Cool water and don't use the dryer. The dryer wrecks stretch fabrics over time.

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I know everyone says hot water makes jeans shirnk, but I never understood why. Scientifically cold actually makes everything shrink except for water which is the only exception, and heat makes things expand.

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