Microfiber is a unique thread that if you don't take care of it properly will lose its unique super hero abilities. So how should I wash my Microfiber towels? First you need to understand the construction of a microfiber towel. The main component of a microfiber towel is a synthetic thread called Polyester. We will dive into the construction of a microfiber towel in another post. But what you need to know today is that Polyester will melt under the right amount of heat. So the first thing we recommend is only using cold or warm water to wash your towel. DO NOT USE HOT WATER. The heat from hot water could start to melt the fibers and ruin the towel's super hero abilities. We recommend using warm water, as that will help breakdown the dirt better than cold water. And always wash your towels separate from other clothes.
What about detergent? Using regular laundry detergent can sometimes ruin the performance qualities and longevity of your towel. What we recommend is using a special detergent made for microfiber towels. The difference between regular detergent and microfiber detergent is that regular detergent usually has perfumes, dyes, and fabric softeners. Microfiber towels should be cleaned with a product that has none of those items in it. So either clean the towels with a dedicated microfiber detergent or a detergent without perfumes, dyes, fabric softeners, and bleach.
Now that your towels have been washed you'll need to dry them. It's a common thought that you should hang dry your towels. Well we are hear to tell you that using your dryer is completely fine, as long as you follow these rules. DO NOT USE HIGH HEAT. Put your dryer on the low heat setting and throw the towels in. If you use high heat you could possibly melt the microfibers causing the towel to feel stiff and start scratching the surfaces you use the towel on.
1) Wash separate from clothes
2) Wash with warm water. Do NOT use hot water.
3) Use a Microfiber specific detergent
4) Dry on low heat setting