LuLaRoe leggings are tremendously popular. Known for their soft feel and distinctive prints, there is a good chance you have at least a couple of pairs in your closet. To get the most out of these leggings over the long run, you’ll want to clean them properly after wearing. Here’s a guide on how to wash LuLaRoe leggings so you can keep them in great shape for many years of use.
We’ll start off with an obvious tip for washing LuLaRoe leggings and every garment you own. Follow the directions! The instructions that come on the tag are going to give you the best insight with regard to how you should wash any particular piece of clothing. Note that even though the instruction may say to wash in cold water, it is perfectly safe to wash in warm or hot water—which will also work better to remove any smells.
No one knows the garment better than the manufacturer, so their instructions are your best guide. If you stick with what you’re told to do on the tag, you shouldn’t have any trouble.
Here are the basic steps you’ll need to clean LuLaRoe leggings the right way:
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.
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. Synthetics trap oils much more than cotton fabrics. Those oils are home to bacteria, and it’s the bacteria that causes your clothes to smell unpleasant—even after washing with a regular detergent.
That’s where WIN Sports Detergent comes in. This detergent is made specifically for athletic apparel. It includes several ingredients that are not found in regular detergents, 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 out of the wash.
Almost all of your athletic and workout clothing is made from synthetic fabrics, which need to be cleaned differently from cotton. 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 the different fabrics look the same to the eye, cotton and other plant fibers are very different than synthetic and micro fibers. They need different wash and dry temperatures and different detergent.
For example, blue jeans need to be dried at high temperature or they never get dry. Cotton holds onto water so it needs high temperature to dry. Synthetics don’t hold onto water and they can be damaged by those high drying temperatures, especially stretchy fabrics like Lycra. Separating synthetics from cottons lets you dry each fabric at the right temperature.
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 on the outside for longer into the future. Since it only takes a moment to flip the leggings inside-out, there’s no reason to skip this step!
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 your 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 wash on cold but you find there’s a lingering smell in your garments, try a wash on warm or hot water.
In addition to keeping the water temperature on the warm or hot setting, it’s also a good idea to stick with the gentle cycle. You want to be nice to 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.
Keeping with the theme of treating your leggings gently, consider letting them hang dry rather than tossing them in the dryer. Sure, 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 small bit of extra work. 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. Your LuLaRoe leggings and other sports clothes will last a lot longer, too.
If you like to stay active, you need a detergent that is up to the challenge your lifestyle presents. 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!