Caring for your headscarf is actually a lot easier than people think. Everything you wear has to be washed at some point and the same goes for headwear. To help you make sure you keep your headscarf looking and fresh and vibrant for years to come, here are some tips and tricks about the best ways to take care of your headwear.
Hat & Scarf Care Instructions:
Make sure to read your washing label attached to the inside of your headscarf. Yes, most of the time you may just throw everything together in the wash and hope for the best but you do not want to be doing this with your headscarf! So, make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Also, take special care when washing headwear with embellishments, like our Diamond headwear or something from our Jewel collection. Rhinestones, sequins, feathers, and buttons can snag fabric on the headwear itself or on other items of clothing.
Hand wash your delicate headwear
If you have a particularly delicate headscarf then it is probably a good idea to hand wash it instead of putting it in the washing machine. Use cold water and a gentle fabric softener to wash your headwear, rubbing it gently in the solution. Then once clean, either put it on a rack dryer or place it onto a towel and allow it to air dry. This will ensure you don’t get any heat damage or loss of gems and it will help your headscarves stay in great condition for as long as possible.
Let your headwear air dry
Whilst some headscarves are ok to put in the tumble dryer, we advise that you instead let them air dry. If your headscarf contains anything like elastic then tumble drying it could dry the elastic out and cause it to break. This is something you want to avoid happening, so make sure you have a backup headscarf and allow your washed one’s extra time to dry out naturally.
Getting rid of lint and hairs
Headscarves like most items of clothing can get lint or hair on them over time, especially if not looked after properly. Luckily these are easy things to fix and can be removed but using a lint roller or using cello tape! Just wrap four fingers in cello tape making sure the sticky side is facing away from your fingers and there you have your own lint remover!
Keeping your headwear in shape
If your headwear has gone out of shape for any reason or if it is creased after washing then using a hand steamer is a great way to get it back to normal. Just make sure to check your headscarf label to ensure using heat is ok.