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What Is the Best Detergent for Workout Clothes?

Of all the clothes you wear regularly, your workout clothes are the pieces that are most likely to pick up an unpleasant odor. You’re pouring sweat into those items day after day, so it’s only natural that they’d start to get a little stinky. The real problem is when they stay stinky—even after you wash them.  

This article will help you understand why this is happening and secure a solution that will get your workout collection back to smelling great and performing like new.

Material Matters

Once upon a time, cotton was just about the only option for most clothing. Whether you were going to work or going to work out, cotton was the primary material in whatever you were wearing.

Thanks to technology improvements and manufacturing breakthroughs, that’s no longer the case. Today, synthetic materials tend to rule the workout market. These materials are engineered to repel water so the clothes don’t become heavy and uncomfortable as you sweat.

However, while synthetic fibers do a great job of keeping water away, they are welcoming environment to the oils that your body sheds. As a result, those oils accumulate and are ultimately what cause your clothes to stink.

The Odor Battle

At this point, you might be thinking that dealing with those oils and odors is just a matter of tossing your workout gear in the wash. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Standard detergents are formulated to remove as many types of dirt from as many types of materials as possible and, as a result, tend to miss a lot of the oils trapped in synthetics. If the drawer of “clean” workout clothes in your bedroom isn’t smelling as fresh as you would like, you’re dealing with exactly this problem.

The good news is that there are detergents specifically engineered to get those oils out of your workout clothes. WIN Detergent does exactly this. By altering the chemistry of our product, we get results that typical detergents just can’t achieve—and you’re left with better-smelling clothes.

Going Beyond Smell

So far, we’ve covered how a great activewear detergent like WIN can solve the problem of smelly workout clothes. However, WIN’s benefits go far beyond eradicating odors. WIN also helps your clothes:

  • Retain their shape and stretch. If you’re the proud owner of leggings, sports bras, compression gear, or other stretchy activewear (or even loungewear!), you’ve probably noticed that over time, the material loses its stretch and starts to sag. This is because your standard detergent is wearing out the synthetic materials with every wash. WIN is specially formulated to help items stay stretchy and keep their shape, wash after wash after wash.
  • Stay bright. Does your activewear look duller and dingier each time you wear it? That’s because of the gradual buildup of oils and other detritus that regular detergents can’t get out of synthetic fibers. By using WIN, you’ll get rid of all that buildup, and your garments can reclaim the bright colors that made you buy them in the first place.
  • Release stains. Let’s not forget that workout clothes collect more than just sweat and oils from your skin; they also collect stains. For instance, if you like to play soccer, you’re almost certainly going to acquire grass stains. Or you might simply have a snack after your workout and spill some on your outfit. Whatever dirt winds up on your clothes, WIN will get it out, and your items will return to you good as new.

A Winning Solution

WIN detergent is designed to keep your synthetic workout clothes smelling fresh and looking clean, no matter how hard you train. Our powerful formula targets tough odors and stains, while also preserving the integrity and performance of your workout gear. Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, trust WIN to keep your sportswear in top condition.

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