Here is how you maintain your silk sarees!
Almost every Indian woman would agree to the fact that each saree in their wardrobe has its own story like when and where it was purchased and for what occasion was it purchased for. And women hold silk sarees especially close to their heart!. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you silk sarees as good as new!
-It is advisable to avoid the use of soap at least for the first couple of washes as chemicals damage the fabric. But for later you could use a mild Shampoo or detergent for washing. Alternatively you could also use a protein shampoo with warm/cold water.
-In order to avoid stains, wash the pallu, border and body of the saree separately. Alternatively you could consider dry-cleaning the clothes as it is the best way to take care of silk, since the solvents used do not affect silk.
- After washing make sure you do not leave it bundled up in a wet condition, this would spoil the cloth. Dry the saree immediately after wash and also make sure it does not come in direct contact with the sun light
- As these sarees are worn only for 2 to 3 hrs at a time, there is no need to wash it after every use, just airing it inside the house will do.
- Most of the sarees that we purchase for our weddings are kept safely inside the wardrobe, and left untouched for ages with so many memories woven into it. But it is always suggested that we refold them every 3 months to avoid tear in the sarees because of the folds.
-It is advisable for us to keep them in a dry and cold place covered preferably in a muslin cloth and always fold in such a way to avoid damage to the zari. Also in order to not damage the zari in the long run, it would be better for the zari to be faced inwards to preserve sheen of the saree.
So ladies use these simple and smart tips to maintain your precious silk sarees and let them look like brand new ones every time you wear them!