Fabric softeners are gaining momentum today more than ever before.
On the shelves in supermarkets we have quite a selection of brands, and lines, and scents, and textures… They have become an integral part of every household and almost every person has their favourite scent, and some households have a collection of softeners on the shelf.
We add it to almost every wash of our goods, sometimes several measures, all to achieve the ideal scent and the perfect softness of our laundry.
While there is nothing wrong with adding fabric softener to the wash cycle, it also has some downsides that should be considered when washing clothes.
NEGATIVE SIDES OF USING FABRIC SOFTENER
As the intensity of the scent has become a priority, the composition of the fabric softener itself becomes more and more greasy and concentrated over time, which results in a kind of deposits on our laundry.
REDUCES THE PROPERTIES OF WATERPROOF MATERIALS
For example, they reduce the properties of waterproof materials, reduce the ability to absorb a particular fabric, such as bath towels.
AFFECTS LAUNDRY RINSE CYCLE
As the use of fabric softener makes it harder for water to reach the fabric, its use also affects the washing of our laundry.
It is therefore recommended that we periodically skip the fabric softener in the wash, approximately every five or ten washes — depending on the type of fabric we are washing.