FLIP THEM INSIDE OUT BEFORE WASHING
With all that spinning and tumbling, there’s a lot of friction inside of a washing machine. Therefore you’ll want to turn all your workout gear inside out so that the outside remains as crisp and clean as when you first bought it.
DON’T WASH TOGETHER WITH TOWELS, DENIMS OR THINGS WITH ZIPPERS
The friction inside of a washing machine is inevitable, but towels, denims and things with zippers can make it much worse. Avoid washing your Bad Arm clothes with these items as they can cause pilling in the fabric, which can quickly render your clothes unwearable.
MACHINE WASH COLD ON GENTLE CYCLE
Warmer water usually cleans better, but it also wears down fabrics and colors at a much faster rate. Same goes with a regular cycle versus a gentle cycle. To lengthen the life of your Bad Arm clothes, it’s best to wash them in a cold water gentle cycle.
USE A DETERGENT FREE OF FRAGRANCES, DYES, BRIGHTENERS & SOFTENERS
Additives in laundry detergents like fragrances, dyes, brighteners and softeners are designed to stay on your clothes even after the wash is done. After all, what good would a fragrance or brightener be if it didn’t stay on your clothes? The problem is these additives can clog the pores of your Bad Arm clothing and alter the fabric in a way that hinders their wicking properties and ends up making them rough and uncomfortable.
AIR DRY IF POSSIBLE
The single best thing you can do for your Bad Arm clothes is to avoid putting them in a dryer. Instead, opt to air dry them on a flat surface. Air drying may take more time, but you’ll ensure that your Bad Arm clothes keep their shape, color and fit for a lot longer. Well worth it if you ask us!