Updated: Aug 4
Caring for men's velour pajama sets can be a tricky business. Not only do you have to ensure that the fabric remains soft and comfortable, but you also need to pay special attention to the delicate detailing and stitching.
First, as with any clothing item, always follow the care instructions on the label of any clothing item, including men's velour pajama sets. You have paid some pretty penny for your velour PJs, so it's only fair that you care for them well so they will give great service, for as long as possible.
To give your velour PJs more mileage, avoid washing them unnecessarily. Also, don't let them be too dirty to wash them. This calls for a balance of sorts. You know how often you wear them and if, for instance, you sweat too much at night. While lounging in the velour PJs, you may also have splashed food or soup. That's why it's best to wash the PJs only when it is necessary.
The other thing you should take into consideration is that velour is typically delicate, so it is important to be gentle when washing. If you have to scrub a little hard, do it in places like collars, wrists, and waistline as these always attract more dirt. Apply the same spot-cleaning treatment on areas that may have caught dirt.
Generally, velour should be hand-washed with a mild detergent, using lukewarm or cold water, and laid flat to dry or in a low-heat setting in the tumble dryer. If you do this, you will ensure their longevity.
Please be aware that using the dryer can cause the fabric to shrink and wrinkle.
Alternatively, you can also put them in a low-heat setting in the tumble dryer, though this should only be done sparingly to avoid damaging the fabric. If you opt to machine-wash the PJs, use the delicate cycle and a mild detergent.
When it comes to detergent use, easy does it. Avoid using too much detergent when washing velour, as the fabric is prone to fading.
I know you may be tempted to use fabric softener so that your PJ will smell like a million bucks. But go easy on this. Don't use too much fabric softener as it can damage velour and lead to fading. Fabric softener always comes with instructions. For instance; x amount of softener to every x liters of water. With velour, cut the amount of softener in half. It will still smell as good.
The other thing you should avoid using on your velour PJ is bleach. Why? This can cause discoloration and irreparable damage. Instead, spot-cleaning is recommended for removing any stubborn stains.
Finally - and this tip will save on your electricity bill - don't iron velour, as this can cause the fabric to shrink and become stiff. You want the fabric to look and feel plush. Always. And that's the other beauty of this fabric. It's wash and wear.
With these simple guidelines, you can keep your velour pajama PJs looking new and feeling soft for many blissful moons.
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