How do you wash towels to soften them?
To soften towels, wash them in warm or hot water to reduce any soapy residue crusting up the fabric. You can also soak towels in fabric softener and hot water for 1 hour before washing them as usual.
Why are my towels stiff after washing?
Eventually even the best towels can become stiff, scratchy and not very absorbent. It happens when fabric softeners and residue from dryer sheets build up on the fibers. Don’t add fabric softener or laundry soap, but continue to run the wash, rinse and spin cycle like you normally would.
How do hotels keep their towels so white and soft?
‘Detergent with bleach helps keep white towels bright,’ says Katarzyna. ‘I use a mixture of bleach and water with detergent to soak the towels in first, then rinse them out.
How do you soften towels without fabric softener?
Use 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar in the fabric softener compartment of your machine – it softens towels and helps removes bacteria, a much better option than coating said towels with synthetic chemicals. If you want fragrance, you can add a drop or two of pure essential oil to your laundry balls.