Dry washing is advised for many silk pajamas. However, if you follow the appropriate techniques, you can clean them at home. Silk fabrics may be damaged by the agitation of the washer. Hot water, on the other hand, will wreak havoc on silk. If you want to retain your silk pajamas for a long time, wash them with the least amount of agitation, cold water, and detergent or soap designed specifically for “delicates.”
Let’s look about this for a second before you start spitting other numbers. We’re all aware that you should wash you undergarments (underwear, socks, etc.) after each use, but since pajama are only worn inside and usually while you’re clean (post-shower), it seems unnecessary to do so. It’s also impractical to wash your pajamas every day if you don’t have a washer and dryer in your apartment. On the other hand, even if you’re not going out, you should think about how dirty your pajamas get. Sweating, dead skin cells, bacteria, and body care items (such as body lotion) can all accumulate in your pajamas. If you don’t wash them after a while, they’ll start to irritate your skin and smell bad.
Regular laundry detergent will destroy the natural oils in silk cloth, so don’t use it. Use baby-safe detergents or a gentle soap of your choice. Chlorine bleach should not be used on silk. On silk, don’t ever use starch. After gently swishing the items around in the sink, empty the sink and rinse with cold water. The way you wear your clothes has a direct impact on how long they last. We’ve all heard that repeatedly washing clothes can harm the fibers and fade the color. This is partially true, particularly if you use washers and dryers. However, wearing garments for an extended period of time without washing them can harm them. The electrolytes in your perspiration are particularly sensitive to silk. Although it is a cool cloth in the summer, it rapidly absorbs moisture. If you sweat excessively and don’t wash it, the color may fade or yellow, especially on solid pajamas.
Men’s silk pajamas should never be twisted or wrung out. Place the item on a clean white towel and roll it up carefully to remove as much moisture as possible. Drying silk is not a good idea. Hang silk garments to dry on a clothesline or on plastic or wooden hangers. Avoid exposing your silk clothing to direct sunlight or dry heat while they’re being washed. Silk will fade if not handled properly.
Soaps are becoming increasingly popular for quickly cleaning textiles, although they may not be ideal for silk. Also, using soap necessitates rubbing, which is best avoided. Because silk, like our skin, is weakly alkaline, use a neutral gentle detergent. As a result, an alkaline detergent would be ineffective. Also, don’t use too much detergent because you don’t want the water to be excessively soapy. Fabric softeners aren’t necessary because silk is naturally soft. You can, however, use a very light one if you choose.