Right. I’m fed up!
I recently purchased two pairs of the jeans shown above. They were cheap as chips (plus fit lovely) as they were actually in the sale so I managed to acquire them for just £12 each! Bargain. And I know it’s probably just because they were cheap, but alas, after the first wash, they were greying around the pockets etc. Sooooo disappointing.
I actually bought these jeans for work.
We have a funny old rule where I work, just for my department, no blue jeans allowed . . . but no one said anything about black jeans (hehehe). And these are really nice as they even have a neat crease down the front, which makes them just a bit smarter. Add a black jacket, a pair of heels – who’s to say that’s not smart? I’m not wearing a hoody afterall.
But bearing that in mind, it means that I want them to stay as black as possible for as long as possible. As soon as they start to grey, it will give the game away – OMG, she’s wearing jeans. Rebel!
So, how on earth can I a) keep them black or b) restore them to their former glory.
How to keep them black
- Wash your jeans in cold water. Apparently this helps reduce dye bleeding.
- Only Wash with other black clothing – especially new black clothing or black clothing that has a tendency to bleed. Which I do already, but this is a tip for all those who don’t!
- Never put them in the dryer. The fastest way to fade colors is putting them in the dryer. Allow them to line dry instead.
- Don’t wash them after every wear. Unless you’re very, very dirty! This will also help the jeans from not fading.
- Mix a bucket of cold water with a tablespoon of black fabric dye. Soak your jeans then let them dry. Then machine wash on cold. Or – you can buy little sachets to just add to the powder compartment of your washing machine. Just make sure you follow the instructions supplied.