How Many Times Should You Wear Your Clothes Before Washing?
By Goodluck Raphael.
After every use, it is ideal for us to wash our clothes, so that we smell fresh, and look good and attractive. However, did you know that just as it is bad for our general grooming and hygiene to not wash our clothes or wear clean clothes, it is also bad to overwash them?
Each time we wash our clothes, we subject the fabric to stress. When we do this regularly, we multiply the strain on the fabric and this shortens their lifespan and makes them wear out quickly.
The basic guide is that t-shirts, tank tops, camisoles, handkerchiefs and of course! Underwears – panties, boxers, tubes, vests etc., should be washed after each wearing. Outerwears like dress shirts, kaftans, agbada, bridal dresses, aso-oke, sweatshirts, hoodies, khakis, blazers/suits, etc., can be worn more than once before washing. The only exception to this is when it is sweltering, and you are sweating; when the atmosphere is dusty and your clothes are visibly dirty or when an accidental spill happens. This is also subject to personal hygiene preferences.
A Basic Guide for Washing our Clothes:
- Bras: After three to four wears.
- Underwear: After every wear.
- Socks and stockings: After every wear.
- Sportswear and swimwear: After every wear.
- Jeans: Five to six wears. Although there are some that advocate washing as little as possible.
- Tops: One to two wears.
- Dresses: One to two wears.
- Leggings: One to two wears.
- Pants, skirts, and shorts: Three to four wears.
- Jackets and blazers: Five to six wears.
- Coats: Once every two months of wear.
- PJs: Three to four wears.
- Agbada: Once every two months of wear.
- Bridal: After use. Uhh! Do we even wear it more than once?
- Buba: Three or four wears.
- Kaftan: One to two wears.
- Aso Oke: Two to three wears.
That’s not all. When you wash less often, you’ll be helping to reduce the negative impact of your cloth on the environment (Read about how the fashion industry is causing serious harm to the environment here) and at the same time saving yourself money you’d spend on detergents. Remember, we are on a budget.
Of course, this guide doesn’t apply to the days when excessive sweating or accidental spills happen, and to those who have different hygiene preferences.
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