Jeans are a favorite everyday companion for many people around the world, regardless of gender or age. They are casual enough to wear for various laid-back occasions, but can be quickly dressed up with a shirt for smart casual outfits. By wearing jeans to all kinds of situations, they are obviously worn very often in comparison to other clothes. That is why we need to talk about the pressing question many experts try to answer - how often should you wash your jeans?
The answer is every 5-6 weeks if worn regularly (obviously only if the jeans are not visibly dirty or stained).
The real denim heads (aka denim experts) would recommend you never to wash your jeans to prolong their life. Obviously, it is a bit extreme solution, but we understand the need to take care of your favorite pair of jeans. Less washing means prolonged life of your jeans color, shape and last, but not least, it is better for the environment (and less washing means less laundry time).
As you have surely noticed, your jeans become shaped and they get the form of your body by years. The older your pair of jeans is, the more individually shaped it becomes based on your body’s movement in it. This is also one of the reasons to wash your jeans less; to protect the unique shape of your body imprinted in the jeans and subsequently their great fit.
There are many ways to wash your favorite jeans, from hand wash to gentle, low-heat cycle in the washing machine and none of them is wrong. Just beware not to put your jeans into a dryer, the heat could damage their structure and change their shape. It is best to lay your jeans flat somewhere in the shade to let them dry naturally.
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