Because cashmere scarves are made of material from cashmere goat, it is warm, lasting long and expensive, so it is recommended to dry-clean them most of the time, but they can also be hand-washed. With proper maintenance and care, the color, texture, and quality of the cashmere scarf will last for a long time.
Then how to wash a cashmere scarf, below steps you need follow.
- Prepare water with comfortable temperature
- Soak the scarf in lukewarm water for five minutes
- Compressing the scarf
- Roll the scarf up in a towel to remove excess water
- Lay the scarf flat on a fresh towel to dry
Prepare water with comfortable temperature
Control the water temperature during washing. The water temperature should not be too high, nor can it be cold water. Because cashmere is a protein fiber, it is most suitable for about 35 degrees. It is also the most comfortable temperature range for the human body. Try the temperature by hand, it is not hot or cold, most suitable.
Soak the scarf in lukewarm water and rinse the scarf several times
Add some small amount of detergent to it and swirl it evenly in the water for a few minutes. Make sure that you use a gentle alkaline detergent or baby shampoo so it won’t cause any harm to the cashmere scarf, soak for about 10 minutes, slowly squeeze to wet. Remember: do not rub, this will make the texture of the cashmere scarf deformed, it should be noted that cashmere scarf cleaning time can not be too long, about 3-5 minutes.
Compressing the scarf to remove water
After washing the cashmere scarf, remove excess water from the cashmere scarf by gentling pressing them on the side of the washbasin that can help to obtain optimal results.
Roll the scarf up in a towel to remove excess water
After cleaning, the cashmere scarf should not be dehydrated and dried. To further remove the water, cover the whole cashmere scarf with a white towel on a flat surface. Lay the cashmere scarf on the top of the towel and gently soothe out all the wrinkles. You should roll both the towel and garment together starting from the top and press down the same for absorbing water effectively. If the cashmere scarf is still very wet, you can repeat the step with a dry towel.
Lay the scarf flat on a fresh towel to dry
When the washed cashmere scarf is dry, it should be tiled to prevent deformation. At the same time, care should be taken to avoid exposure to strong sunlight, otherwise the molecular structure of cashmere will be destroyed, so choose a cool place to dry.
These are the five steps of hand-washing cashmere scarves, hoping to help you with every cashmere product. Of course, if you are not the kind of hand wash person. You could turn to the professional dry cleaning service.