Nothing is more
annoying that buying a brand new park of trendy dark blue
jeans and discovering they are already starting to fade after
only a few washes. While one trick is to re-dye them, this
can also result in any accents (such as white or yellow stitching)
being dyed dark blue as well.
There are also
commercial laundry detergents on the market for dark or black
colored clothing, but they generally cost an extra few dollars
above the regular laundry detergents. Fortunately, there is
a way you can get the same result at home without having to
buy any pricey specialty detergents.
When you buy a
new pair of dark blue jeans - or are wanting to prevent an
older pair from fading any more than it already has, simply
add 1-3 tablespoons of salt into the washing machine when
you wash the jeans, adjusting the amount of salt depending
on the size of the laundry load.