Hey everybody! Long time no see......... Holi is right around the corner. Don't you just love being smeared all over your face with fiery red, raw green, bright yellow, calm blue, soothing orange and pretty pink? You absolutely love it, don't you? Your clothes...... not so much.
The day after Holi is the day you truly realize how much you love your white Kurti(that's not so white anymore). Don't fret, Swtantra is here to save the day. We experimented and went through all the trouble so you don't have to.... just keep reading....
1. DON'T IGNORE IT.
Don't let the stains sit around for too long in the hope that if will go away on its own. With time, it becomes more difficult to remove.
Soak your clothes in 1/2 a cup of vinegar and 2-3 litres of cold water. Vinegar is highly acidic as it has a pH of 2. Basically, it's sour and pungent and it helps break down the color and remove it from your clothes.
3. Lemon Juice
Yes, you read that right. You can easily find it in your kitchen. Lemon is highly acidic too and as a result it pulls the color from your clothes. Just soak your garment in lemon juice for 15 mins and scrub lightly. Wash separately.
4. Don't mix clothes
Don't wash stained clothes with clean clothes. This leeches the color from the stained clothes to the clean ones. And you don't want that. Do you?
5. If your clothes are white...
Soak them in hot water with non-chlorine bleach. Wash and dry separately
6. If stained clothes are colored....
DO NOT USE CHLORINE BLEACH as it will drain the color from your garment. After some time, it will completely fade and become white.
Here are some tips that you can use to keep your clothes as bright and happy as you, this Holi. May this Holi bring joy and color into your life. Stay tuned for more!!!