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Prolonging the Life of Pantyhose

Ok, I am a HUGE pantyhose fan and I try to wear them every day. I adore the way they add contrast to my legs, help shape my body, the delicate hug and compression, the sexy "Hey, here are my legs!" shimmer, and the concealment of imperfections and their transformation into testaments of feminine power and grace. Even their scent is admired by many men and women alike.

Here are some tips to prolong the life of our dear love, the pantyhose:

  1. First, handle with dishwashing (latex, etc.) gloves!

  2. Prepare a bucket or large bowl (sink is not clean, ew!) filled with cold water and put in some surfactant such as a light detergent *(dish washing soap) and put pantyhose in there for 3 minutes. Take out and put directly in to freezer for 20 minutes. Take out and rinse with cold water. Warm water will weaken, overstretch, and fade the dye of the your nylons. Hang dry then wear.

  3. DO NOT ADD: perfume, body spray, or anything with alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover) or vasaline or lotions with alcohols directly on them. Such things will weaken the fibers of your hose. Instead, use olive oil mixed with your favorite scented oil. Coconut oil is great because it has antimicrobial and fungal properties that are best suited for prevention. Or mix in your perfume with it, let it dry and then apply.

    Side tip: did you know putting a little caramel extract or perfume on your toes will make most men fall in love with you! Take care of your feet, scrub them, then buff them. ;)

    You can add hairspray to your pantyhose after they have dried to further lock in the nylon grid, however, you will have to wash them more frequently which no matter what will weaken anything, after all, H20 or water is the universal solvent :)

  4. Wear cute mocassin, frilly ankle high, or classy knee high sheer or opaque nylons OVER your pantyhose. Foot, ankle, and knee high nylon socks are usually way affordable and putting them over your nylons means the most prone part of your pantyhose (the toes, heels, and shins) are protected by the external layer of nylons. If they take a hit, oh well, no big deal, you bought a pack of 6 for under a few bucks :)

  5. If you have long toenails (even if you don't) and you are going to be on your feet longer, then you may want to invest in reinforced toe and or reinforced to and heel nylons (RHT nylons).

    Side tip: Keep you nylons on next time you ask for a foot rub because they act as a dry lubricant, letting the hands slide more freely across the skin and it feel amazing too! ;)

  6. If you wear pantyhose every day, you may want to invest in ladder resistant nylons. There are currently even KEVLAR nylons and they are ultra comfortable and pretty sheer. Soon you can look forward to (and I'm not kidding) SPIDER SILK NYLONS! No joke!

    Side tip just from me to you, so shhhh! Invest in Spider Silk producers and manufacturers like Kraigs Biocraft Labs.

    And finally:

  7. Try different brands and designs of pantyhose until you find the ones you love. I have like 20 different brands I love. They add confidence to your personality and style as well as diversity/variablility to your wardrobe.

    Just for fun, I let my son pick out a pair for me at the mall the other day with the help of a very nice and knowledgeable salesgirl who helped us out greatly. He insisted I wear them to his high school play that he is in so I will, that's how amazing pantyhose are! :)


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March 21, 20190 found this helpful

I've read that a lot of male letter carriers wear panty hose to make their walk more comfortable and to help prevent chaffing. On that note I bought some, thinking they would be good for mowing.

They do feel great. I can understand how women would want to wear them. I didn't keep up with the practice but I did find other uses for those I had worn. Great for hanging and storing flower bulbs. Great for straining latex paint. I also like to use then to polish chrome such as kitchen and bath faucets.

Certain chemicals will readily deteriorate nylon, but under right conditions, it will last decades. I've dug up nylons that have been under the soil for at least 50 years. I'm thinking they might be good for making macramé hanging baskets.


Interesting note about the spider silk panty hose. I've read that a strand of spider silk is stronger than a strand of steel having the same diameter.

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