Soften Stiff Clothing

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How do I stop my clothes from feeling stiff after I wash them?

Soften Stiff Clothing

If your clothes feel stiff after washing, usually this means that too much detergent is left in the clothing. To prevent this from happening, try using less detergent, adding a commercial rinse agent or 1 cup of white vinegar to the first rinse, or add an extra rinse cycle.



12/10/2008 5:47:09 AM
Marianela said:

You now that in Latin american,used vinegar as a conditioner ,after champu......and the reason is the same,to iliminate all soap from your scalp....used 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of vinegar...let the solution for a minute and the take it all out with water....your hair will shine and clean.

12/10/2008 9:33:16 AM
debthereb said:

I've never used vinegar for softening, but it does "Set In" color. I always wash new jeans, new reds or anything I think might fade; like labels that say "wash alone" or with "like" colors. I don't use detergent just vinegar, and after that most things don't fade.

2/20/2009 5:38:26 AM
dani said:

I bought a shirt for my son, and even after washing in fabric softener the shirt collar is still stiff,I will try the 1 cup of white vinegar.

4/16/2009 10:55:07 PM
Falcon8186 said:

do you know how to soften polyester military uniforms?


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