Also, after soaking to shrink the jeans, I do want to wash them in order to remove factory oils and starch (don't want premature holes forming). I picked up some Woolite Dark, which has gotten approval here. However, I've read that washing them in a conventional washer can damage the jeans. Question #2: Should I just handwash them? On the other hand, I've heard that putting them through the washing machine/spin helps even out the indigo.