Got a satin bonnet that has not been washed for several weeks? The article explains how to wash a satin bonnet in 7 simple steps. But first, it is important to know a few things. If you’ve located this article, you must have been wondering how often you need to wash satin bonnets. How many times in a week or in a month should you wash them?
What materials do you need?
- A sink, or tub. A bucket is also okay
- A mild detergent
- A soft towel
How to Wash a Satin Bonnet
The following are the steps for how to clean a satin bonnet:
1. Check the Label
This should be the initial step in cleaning your satin bonnet. As previously stated, satin is not an actual fabric. So, if you need to know what material your satin bonnet is made of, look at the care label. It will also provide washing instructions and other critical warnings to keep in mind.
2. Never Wash Satin with Regular Clothes
Avoid washing satin bonnet with other clothes. It is okay, however, to wash the hair bonnet using machine but ensure to set it to delicate wash.
3. Fill the bucket or tub with cool water
Take a medium sized bucket and pour cool water in it. You can use a tub if there is no bucket available.
4. Add delicate detergent
A delicate detergent is usually recommended. You can use baby detergent as well. An example detergent is Woolite.
5. Soak bonnet in water
Take your bonnet and turn it inside out. Shove it into the sudsy water and allow it to soak for 5-10 minutes.
6. Squeeze the bonnet
When soaking time has elapsed, squeeze the bonnet in the sudsy water to speed up the removal of dirt and oil.
Squeeze it repeatedly until the fabric is clean.
7. Rinse thoroughly
Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness, rinse the bonnet with clean water until all the sudsy water is finished.
8. Lay out the bonnet
The next critical step after rinsing is to lay it over a clean towel. A slanted, but clean surface may also be alright. This step usually helps to reduce excess water from the fabric.
AVOID twisting the bonnet because satin loses its shape when twisted.
9. Air-dry the bonnet
Sun drying is advisable because it protects the texture and color of the material. Remove the bonnet from the towel wrap. Be cautious not to twist, since this can destroy the shape of your bonnet. Always allow the bonnet to air dry in a well-ventilated place.
That wasn’t so difficult, was it?
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Yes, you can wash a satin bonnet although they can be very delicate. The process of washing it is pretty easy as long as you take proper precautions such as using the right detergent and procedure.
First, we will see why some people may need to wash satin more frequently than others.
- If your hair is too oily, you might have to wash the bonnet after every 3-4 days.
- Those with shorter hair and don’t use a lot of hair products may only need to wash the bonnet once every two weeks.
So, having known that multiple other factors could determine the frequency of washing, let’s get into the meaty part – how to wash a satin bonnet.
Hand washing Satin Bonnets
Hand-washing is without a doubt the safest method for cleaning satin. Once you’ve determined that your satin bonnet can be hand-washed, follow with the instructions below.
Also, for if the Satin is made from silk, use a gentle detergent and any delicate liquid detergent to remove strains from satins made from other materials.