LuLaRoe leggings are tremendously popular. Known for their soft feel and distinctive prints, they fill the closets of women across the country. If you don’t already own a pair, there’s a good chance you will soon. However, it’s one thing to find a favorite pair of leggings; it’s another thing to keep them stretchy, bright, and pill-free after weeks, months, and even years of wear. To get the most out of these leggings, you need to clean them properly. Here’s a guide on how to wash LuLaRoe leggings so they’ll stay in great shape for many years of use.
Read The Instructions
We’ll start off with an obvious tip for washing LuLaRoe leggings (and every garment you own): Follow the directions! No one knows the garment better than the manufacturer. The instructions that come on the tag are going to offer the best guidance on how you should wash that particular piece of clothing. However, in the case of LuLaRoe leggings, even if the instruction say to wash in cold water, it is perfectly safe to wash in warm or hot water—and if you exercise in your leggings, warm/hot water will work better to remove any smells.
The Basic Steps
Here are the basic steps you’ll need to follow to clean LuLaRoe leggings the right way:
- Use a sports detergent
- Separate your synthetic fabrics from your cotton fabrics and wash separately
- Turn the leggings inside out
- Wash in warm or hot water
- Use gentle or delicate cycles
- Air dry, or tumble dry on low or no heat
If you’re confident with these steps, you’re all set. If you’d like to learn a bit more why these steps are important, keep reading.
Use A Sports Detergent
When washing leggings and other clothes made from synthetic materials, your biggest challenge is getting the oils from your skin and sweat out of the garment. The reason is that synthetics trap oils much more than cotton fabrics, and those oils are food for bacteria. It’s actually the oil-hungry bacteria that cause your clothes to smell unpleasant even after they come out of the wash.
That’s where WIN Activewear Detergent comes in. This detergent is made specifically for athletic apparel. It includes several ingredients that are not found in regular detergents and which separate oils from synthetic fibers. With WIN, you will have a detergent that is designed to target the oils from your skin and remove them from the fibers of your garment. The result is leggings that smell fresh and new every time you pull them on.
Separate From Your Other Laundry
Almost all of your athletic and workout clothing is made from synthetic fabrics. If you wear LuLaRoe leggings, workout clothes, or any other sports clothes regularly, consider washing them together—not with your other cotton garments, towels or linens. Even though they may look the same as cotton, fabrics made from synthetic and micro fibers have very different properties and are best washed and dried separately from your T-shirts, towels, and other cotton items.
For example, blue jeans, which are made of cotton, need to be dried at a high temperature. This is because cotton holds on to water, so it needs higher temperatures to dry quickly. Synthetics don’t hold on to water and can be damaged by those high drying temperatures, especially stretchy fabrics like lycra. Separating synthetics from cottons lets you wash each fabric with its most suitable detergent. A sports detergent like WIN is best for workout clothes, and a regular detergent for is ideal for cotton pieces.
Turn The Leggings Inside Out
Turning your LuLaRoe leggings inside out before you wash them can be a great way to protect them while washing. This is a tip that many people apply to a variety of garments, as it helps your laundry to keep looking its best over multiple washings. Since it only takes a moment to flip the leggings inside out, there’s no reason to skip this step!
Wash in Warm or Hot Water
Using hot water in your wash cycle is the best way to remove the oils from your skin from your LuLaRoe leggings. Just like when you’re washing pots and pans, hot water removes oil much more effectively than cold water. When combined with a high-performance detergent like WIN, hot water is an effective way to clean the synthetic materials in leggings without harming them. If the care label says to wash on cold but you find there’s a lingering smell in your garments, try a wash on warm or hot water.
Use Gentle Or Delicate Cycle
In addition to keeping the water temperature on a warm or hot setting, it’s also a good idea to stick with the gentle cycle. You want to be careful with your leggings in order to keep them in good condition wash after wash. If the cycle is too aggressive, you may wind up doing damage and shortening the lifespan of the garment.
Tumble Dry On Low Heat Or No Heat—Or Just Air Dry
Keeping with the theme of treating your leggings gently, consider letting them hang dry rather than tossing them in the dryer. They will take a little longer to dry this way, but you’ll be saving them a rather rough and abrasive trip through the dryer.
Once you get into the habit of hanging your leggings to dry, you’ll see that it really isn’t much of an inconvenience, and maintaining the condition of the leggings over the long run is worth the extra drying time. In fact, once you see how well your leggings are holding up as a result of staying away from the dryer, you may decide to keep more of your clothes out of there, as well.
If you don’t have the space or the time to air dry, use the low heat or no heat setting on your dryer. You’ll find that your synthetic fabrics dry very quickly, even without heat, and your LuLaRoe leggings and other sports clothes will last longer when dried this way.
Try WIN - The Best Detergent for Leggings
If you like to stay active, you need a detergent that can keep up. WIN Detergent is the perfect choice for leggings, because it is specifically designed to wash activewear. Whether you need to clean your LuLaRoe leggings or any of your other activewear pieces, our detergent is the perfect choice. Order today!