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What does laundry softener do?
Last Updated: 31st January, 2020
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Considering this, is softener good for your clothes?
Whether you use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheets, these products soften fibers to help reduce wrinkles, diminish static cling and add a bit of fragrance to your laundry. But using them on certain materials can actually have a negative effect on fibers.
Also, do you have to use fabric softener when washing clothes? Fabric softener is added in the rinse cycle (not the wash cycle) because a good wash cycle would remove the chemical residue left behind by fabric softener (the chemicals that make clothes softer). Fabric softeners are not great for your washing machine either.
Keeping this in consideration, is fabric softener necessary?
Don't (always) use fabric softener when you wash your towels While a little fabric softener can help keep your towels smooth and fluffy, too much of it can also reduce their absorbency (which kind of defeats the purpose).
Why do some clothes say not to use fabric softener?
Lipids and wax from fabric softener residue can cause the fabric to lose its fire-resistance quality-and even make it highly flammable. Instead of using fabric softener or a dryer sheet, add vinegar to the rinse cycle in the washer.