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How to wash jeans the right way
Turn them inside out. New or old, jeans shouldn’t go in the washing machine without being turned inside out. That will minimize wear along the hems, pockets, fly, and waistband.
Clip any rips. Holes will widen unless you hand-wash the jeans or pin or clip the holes. Fasten the fly to maintain the jeans’ shape.
Choose the right detergent. Wash jeans in cold water on a short, delicate cycle and use a detergent such as Woolite Darks or Tide Studio Darks & Colors. Those protect dyes and neutralize the chlorine in the water.
Separate light and dark. The dyes on black and dark-blue jeans can rub off on light fabrics. Wash them twice before wearing, then always wash them separately.
Hang them up. Line-dry jeans with more than 3 percent spandex or Lycra. Others can be tumbled on low heat, then hung while still slightly damp.
Source: Good Housekeeping