WHY DO MY TRAINING CLOTHES SMELL OR BAD?
Sportswear is mostly produced in synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon or elastane. These materials are tightly woven, water-repellent fabrics and allow the skin to breathe better than many other materials. This means that, for example, sweat and loose skin cells are transported through the fabric instead of getting stuck under the fabric. You thus avoid getting splash wet when you train, but it also means something less good, sweat and dirt can get stuck in the fabric.
Because some get stuck in the fabric, bacteria can grow in the fibers. When this happens, the clothes start to smell bad and it can get worse the more you wash them. However, there are a number of clever ways to kill the bacteria and other ways that prevent bacteria from growing in your workout clothes so that you can save your favorite workout clothes.
Have you tried all the detergents that are in but still not got your training clothes really fresh again? There are a lot of practical ideas on how to kill bacteria that cause bad odor in sportswear. Here you get some sensible tips on how to wash your sportswear and keep it fresh.
HOW TO WASH TRAINING CLOTHES SO THAT THEY DO NOT START SMELLING
First: Do not use fabric softener. Rinse aid removes the good properties of the fabric that transports away moisture and dirt. When this property decreases, the risk increases, for example, of dead skin cells getting stuck in the fabric and causing the bacteria to settle in the fabric. Ordinary detergents can also have this effect on synthetic materials, therefore reducing the amount of detergent otherwise it can get stuck in the fabric. Some advice:
Do not put your wet workout clothes directly in the laundry basket. Then there is a great risk that bacteria will start to grow in them. Bacteria thrive in warm, damp / wet clothes. Instead, let them dry before throwing them in the laundry basket. It is best to let the training clothes air dry in the sun before washing them. They can reduce the risk of bacterial growth by 90%. A good alternative is to wash them immediately. Turn the training clothes inside out before washing them. Most of the dirt is on the inside. When washing training clothes, do not use as much detergent as you usually do, use about half as much. Wash at lower temperatures, preferably 30 °. Hot water can impair the properties of technical materials. Since heat can damage the material, it is also best to avoid the dryer completely. Let your training clothes air dry instead, preferably in the sun.
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A tip: When you wash your sportswear, have a meditation in our tights and top:
One last thing, very important! Wash our one-coloured clothes with the same colors, don´t mix. Especially our tights and skirts.