The best way to care for those sexy, soft and delicate pantyhose is simple TLC. Removing them as gently as you put them on. Jewellery is not hosiery friendly nor rough hands and nails. If you do have rough hands or nails, try using special hosiery gloves. Long toe nails will cause holes in them almost instantly, so just common sense really. Put them on as gently as possible without tugging to hard and pulling them up too tight causing runs and tearing.
With extra care and a little luck on your side some pairs will last you years before that inevitable run comes along. Washing them should be done by hand with mild detergent like Woolite or a similar type. If handwashing is out of the question; place them in a lingerie bag or pillow case and then toss into the washing machine on the delicate cycle. This will help anything from snagging them in the wash with other garments. Always use cool water and never any bleach. Fabric softener may stain so avoid that to be safe. Once that’s done hang them to dry…,but if hand washed, roll hose in a dry towel to remove excess water before hanging to dry, never ring the water out; that only causes excess stretching of the hosiery. Never put them in the dryer, that heat is death to nylon and spandex/lycra. Of course the manufacturers care instructions are there for a reason….however sometimes those instructions are difficult to understand. A little helpful clothes pin advice….when using clothes pins on the line they can sometimes catch the hose, so adding a little piece of paper towel or even a face cloth over the hose and then pin it over that, will solve that problem.
Ohh and last but not least keep an eye out if your hanging those oh so alluring silky hose on the clothesline…..I’ve heard there’s some hose lovers out there that wouldn’t bat an eye at nabbing them when they think no ones looking! *wink* *wink*
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