How to take care of silk?

How to take care of silk?

by Martin S

  Audrey Hepburn once said: "Every delicate woman will have at least one silk scarf." Silk scarves are soft and skin-friendly, with a warm or bright color, and are a beautiful scenery that decorates women's necks. However, real silk is also a delicate material that is relatively difficult to care for. It requires users to take care of it to maintain the beautiful color of silk products for a long time.

  Beautiful objects must be cared for and taken care of with your heart, to better accompany us through the long years and share the beautiful memories of our lives.

About cleaning
  1 Cannot be machine-washed or hand-washed vigorously: real silk material is very easy to wrinkle, hang, and twist. Machine washing will not only make the silk scarf full of wrinkles but also be willing to damage the silk fiber, which greatly reduces the silk Service life. Hand washing vigorously is the same as machine washing, it is easy to damage the fiber of the silk, causing the silk to have problems such as falling silk, pilling, and roughness.

  2 Do not use soap, strong alkali, or strong acid detergent to clean, use pure silk laundry detergent. Since the main component of silk is protein, strong alkali or strong acid detergents will corrode the protein to a certain extent, causing the silk scarf to turn yellow, harden, and fade.

  3 Can not use hot water to wash, can not soak for a long time. The silk material is best to be washed immediately after soaking, and can not be soaked in hot water, otherwise yellow stains and sweat spots that cannot be washed off will easily appear.

  4 Do not twist or expose silk to the sun. The stretchability of silk fiber is poor, and the action of wringing dry can easily destroy it. Exposure to the sun is more likely to make the silk fiber brittle, making the hand feel worse and harder, the color yellow, or even directly broken.

  So, what should be the correct way and steps for washing silk?

  Use special detergents for silk products, rinse gently in clean water below 30 degrees, use 100 mulberry silk white pillowcases as an example, hold the silk pillowcases and shake them back and forth in the water, and then focus on the stained areas and gently scrub.

  Rinse gently with water at least two times, then fold the pillowcase in half and then fold it in half, then gently pat dry with the palm of your hand. Lay the 100 mulberry silk pillowcase flat on a dry towel larger than it, roll it into a round shape, and press it gently to let the towel absorb the moisture on the silk scarf. Spread the 100 mulberry silk duvet cover set flat in the shade indoors to dry, and remember to avoid exposure to the sun.

  If the dried silk scarf is slightly wrinkled, you can use a steam iron to iron it on the reverse side at low temperatures. Be careful not to let the iron directly touch the silk scarf.

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  Reasonable and correct storage is also so important for silk.

  1 Don't knead the silk into a ball and stuff it into the closet. If you knead it into a ball and stuff it into the closet, the wrinkles will not be restored even if washed or ironed, because the wrinkles for a long time are likely to be destroyed. Made of silk fibers.

  2. Do not store in a damp and unventilated environment, which will cause the silk products to produce a damp smell and breed harmful substances. Try to store silk products in a ventilated and dry environment.

  3. Cannot use mothballs for insect-proof and moisture-proof. Mothballs have a strong smell and strong volatility. This kind of strong volatile substances will discolor and harden the silk fiber, which will affect the service life of the silk product.

  4. Do not store with perfume or cosmetics. Do not spray perfume or other fragrances in the closet containing the silk. These volatile flavoring factors attach to the silk and make the silk yellow.

  5. Do not use rough and uneven metal hangers. Rough hangers are easy to scratch the silk. Besides, if the metal hangers of poor quality rust, it is easy to cause rust spots to contaminate the silk. It is best to choose suede or cloth hangers to store silk products.

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