How often should you wash your jeans?

If you have just purchased a new pair of jeans, you’re probably going to want to make them last as long as possible, by caring for them in the right way. If you’re a clean freak, then you will wanna look away from this article now, because it won’t make you happy.

Lucky news for students, you don’t have to wash your jeans as often as you thought, that means you can probably keep them in your laundry pile until you go home and visit your parents next (yes please).

Denim jeans guide

How frequently should you wash your jeans?

Typically most people wash their jeans about every 3 or 4 wears, but according to the experts, you should probably wash your jeans every 10-15 wears instead. If you manage to spill on them before that period, then wipe them clean with a damp cloth.

Obviously if you live in a hot country or you are prone to sweating more than most, then it might be a good idea to do it slightly more frequently than that.

Why shouldn’t you wash your jeans that often?

Not only is it better for the environment to reduce the number of wash loads you do, but it will also preserve the denim for longer.

The fabric on jeans is thick and you (hopefully) wear underwear too, so this means that the bacteria doesn’t penetrate the fabric in the same way that it would with a t shirt or a pair of knickers.

What’s the best way to wash jeans?

If you want to ensure they keep their shape and colour for as long as possible, make sure you wash your jeans inside out and on a cool temperature. This goes for skinny jeans, mom jeans, wide leg or whatever.

Also try to avoid using a tumble dryer, because this can cause them to lose shape and fade quicker. Leave them to air dry or hang them on the line.

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