What kind of cleaning agent does one use when hand washing? Is regular laundry soap ok or should I use something gentler? I have heard that for sweaters one should use baby shampoo. Â Is this true? Also if anyone has any hints on actual washing instructions I would be glad to hear them. Thanks, Josh
I thought this was going to be a thread about how to wash your hands. For sweaters, I use Woolite soap. Very gentle. This can also be used for delicate shirts. Regular laundry soap can be used for most shirts, or you might prefer to use Woolite. Either is fine. There are also several detergents on the market designed for dark colors, to prevent excessive fading. You might want to try these. Usually when I hand-wash a garment, I'll fill a large bucket with warm (80 degree) water, and add the soap. Gently swirl the garment in the water, and gently rub areas that accumulate the most dirt (cuffs, collar, armpits). I often will let the item soak for another 5 minutes or so, then remove and rinse in cold water. Several items can be washed using the same bucket of water. Just be careful of colors. I'll wash a white shirt first, then a blue shirt, and then last I'll do a red shirt, for instance.