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4 Ways to Soften Scratchy Towels

4 Ways to Soften Scratchy Towels

6 Jun

4 Ways to Soften Scratchy Towels

We want to wrap soft and plushy towels around our bodies as soon as we get out of a hot shower. The softness soothes our skin and absorbs moisture quickly. But no matter how expensive towels you buy, they stop spelling luxury after a few washes.

The towels become stiff and scratchy because of the oils or the minerals left behind from the hard water. In some situations, all you need to do is strip away the gunk from the stiff towels, and the softness is restored. But there are times when you need to take a different course of action.

Sterling Cleaners are here to provide some ways to help bring your scratchy towels back to life.


1. Use the Right Amount of Detergent and Avoid Fabric Softeners

Adding the right amount of detergent to your towel’s wash should do the trick to keep its softness intact. Too much detergent will make it harder to come out during the rinse cycle.

Skip the fabric softener as well if you want to retain its softness. Fabric softeners can build up over time and leave a slick feel to them.


2. Use Vinegar and Baking Soda

The towels can be softened in three steps this way.

  1. Wash your towels in hot water and add one cup of vinegar.
  2. Give them a second wash in hot water and add 1 cup of baking soda.
  3. Dry them without using any fabric softener.

Note that you don’t have to use detergent during the whole process.


3. Use Air Drying Instead of the Washer-Dryer

This method works like a charm if you add this with the vinegar wash. Just choose a windy day to wash your clothes and let the wind do its magic and soften the towels naturally. Summer is the perfect time to soften all the scratchy towels. Just hang the freshly washed towels on a clothesline outside on a windy day.

4. Brush Those Hard Towels

This way may seem a little weird, but trust us, it’s not. It’s one of the tried and tested techniques to soften your towels. All you need to do is lay the towel flat on your bed, then grab an old brush from your dressing and brush out the towel in one direction. Make sure you get through all the fibers of the towel. When you’re done with one side, flip it over and repeat the process.


 A woman hanging a towel on a clothesline to wind dry it.


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Professional dry-cleaning services have equipment and tools to retain the softness of your towels. Sterling Cleaners will provide you with a flawless dry cleaning service at reasonable prices. We offer free pickup and delivery service as well in DC. Contact us today for a free quote and get 30% off on your first order.

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