- Features of kimono washing
- How to remove stains and eliminate the unpleasant smellJapanese kimono fabric is durable and reliable, so caring for it does not cause much trouble. How to wash kimono for judo, karate and other martial arts, so that it lasts a long time and does not lose its original appearance, you will learn in this article.
Kimono washing features
Cotton is usually used for sewing kimono for judo and other martial arts. This material is perfectly breathable, besides it is durable and very light. Cotton has a significant drawback - when washing in very hot water, the fibers of the fabric face up to 10% shrinkage. If the costume is made of organic cotton, this factor cannot be ignored. The following factors affect the percentage of shrinkage:
- material density;
- mode and set water temperature during washing;
- presence or absence of additional fabric impregnation.
On the label, the manufacturers of the product usually indicate the optimum washing temperature, at which the natural shrinkage of the material is excluded. At the recommended temperature for washing, training attire for judo and all other sports will serve the owner longer.
If you wash a uniform in hot water, the percentage of cotton wear and shrinkage will be higher. This fact can be useful if it is necessary that the kimono is a little village, since it turned out to be a little larger than the required size. Shrinking kimono for judo will vary in width and length depending on the location of the threads of the fabric.. ..
White kimono for karate or judo at home can be washed frequently, if necessary. However, it is not recommended to expose the suit to automatic washing after each session. You can simply rinse the product thoroughly in cool water and dry it. This method will allow you to send kimono to the washing machine 2-3 times a month.
If you can wear a white cotton undershirt under your sportswear, you can use it so that underwear absorbs most of the sweat during a workout. Mike should be washed in the hottest water after each workout.
How to remove stains and eliminate the unpleasant smell.
A sports kimono for judo or karate will be white for a long time if it is made of high-quality fabric. A cheap suit will quickly lose its appearance, the material will turn gray or yellow, even if it is washed correctly. To whiten cotton at home, you can use special substances that will increase the alkalinity of the detergent. This will destroy the fat - the cause of pollution, because of which the fabric becomes undesirable shade.
If judo kimono is bleached correctly, the quality of the material will not be affected. Only it is necessary to choose products that do not contain chlorine, since this substance destroys tissue fibers.
In addition, kimono easily absorbs unpleasant odor. In order to return the product to the previous freshness, it can be dried as soon as possible after the session. After each workout, it is recommended to thoroughly rinse the clothes in cool water and air dry. To make the smell disappear, you can add vinegar to the water( no more than two tablespoons) before rinsing.
For training, often use black everyday kimono and white, designed for demonstration competitions. Some schools use a suit of different colors depending on the level of skill of the trainee.
Poor washing in typewriter, collar and underarm area. The problem areas can first be cleaned with a stain remover, laundry soap, bleach, or any other detergent. Some time after processing, wash the clothes in a typewriter.
How to properly wash and dry judo kimonosloading. ..
Wash kimonos for judo or karate at home is very simple if you follow the instructions:
- Preliminary preparation is an important stage in washing a uniform. Need to turn the clothes inside out, straighten all the folds and smooth the fabric. You can not wash kimono with a belt, as it certainly sheds.
- Gently roll up the suit and put it in the washing machine drum.
- Set the mode for cotton products with a water temperature of 30 ° C.
- Now you can run the wash and wait for it to finish, and then pull the form out of the drum.
Wash kimono at home at least one and a half hours to remove all contamination from thick cotton threads with a nap. In the short mode of washing, only a part of the contaminants will be removed only from the surface of the product, but inside they will remain.
Kimono belt at home can be washed by hand. On the white belt, dirt and spots are more visible. It is better to whiten the belt from the kimono together with other elements of the costume so that they become of the same color. The belt of a dark shade needs to be washed with powder for colored items, and stains should be removed with the help of products that do not contain chlorine.
After washing, if desired, you can starch the costume. In a container with warm water, add starch, previously diluted in water to the consistency of jelly. It is important not to overdo it with starch, otherwise the fabric of the kimono will become stiff and it will be very hard to smooth it out.
Kimono for judo or karate can not be dried in a typewriter and squeeze the product should also be on average power, otherwise it will be hard to get rid of the folds. After washing, remove the clothes from the machine, hang it on a hanger, and even out all the large folds. Drying kimono for judo preferably in fresh air.
It is highly undesirable for the suit to dry out on the battery. Kimono for judo is made of thick cotton, so it dries for a long time, which must be taken into account. You can iron products with a smooth texture, and wicker robes, wicker clothes, you just need to carefully straighten your hands.
If judo kimono was washed and dried properly, no wrinkles will remain on it. If the suit is fixed in one position during drying, as it was not straightened correctly after washing, wet it again and wait until the fabric is completely dry.