By lisa from Grand Rapids, MN
Put the item(s) in the dryer for a cycle-the heat should help set the color. Also, when you wash the item, use cold water and add about a half a cup of salt to the water. Red is a toughie though, there are no guarantees-sorry.
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How do I set the dye for my new pants that are blue? A friend bought the same outfit and said when she rinsed the pants there was alot of color in the water. Should I do the top also, it is shaded in blue colors?
You can do one of two things: Either soak the garment in a sink of cold water with (1) a handful of salt--swish around and let sit for an hour or so (2) 1/4 cup whte vinegar with cold water. Also, let sit for and hour or so. With either ingredient, return to the sink (or wash basin) a few times to swish the garment and squeeze lightly. After an hour or so, take out the garment and squeeze excess water out. Some dye might "bleed" into the water but let the garment hang until damp-dry. Then wash with like colors.
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