Using fabric conditioner or softner is by no means compulsory, so why do you need to use fabric conditioner in the first place? There are so many great benefits in using fabric conditioner alongside your washing machine detergent, and below we have listed just a few of these benefits which can be achieved by using a good quality fabric conditioner.
- It reduces creasing by lowering the friction between the fabric fibres, resulting in smoother and softer clothes.
- By lowering the friction between the fabric fibres, it also makes ironing easier by allowsing the iron to be moved over the clothes with more ease and less effort.
- It helps to prevent colours from fading by reducing abrasion on the fabric surface. This also further protects the fabric fibres, keeping them smooth and fuzz-free.
- It reduces drying time by decreasing the amount of water absorbed by the fabric fibres during the rinse, which means the clothes are less wet at the end of the cycle.
- It reduces the static charge in clothes by neutralising any charged particles and reducing the friction between fabric fibres.
How do I use fabric conditioner?
- Measure the correct amount of fabric conditioner in a dosing cup. Always follow the instructions on the box or label.
- Add this fabric conditioner to the conditioner compartment of the dispenser drawer before starting the wash cycle. Do not add the fabric conditioner directly into the drum, as it always needs to enter the drum diluted.
- During the rinse portion of the wash cycle, water will enter the compartment, triggering the syphon to dispense the diluted fabric conditioner into the drum.
- At the end of the wash cycle, be sure to clean any remaining fabric conditioner residue from the syphon by running the compartment under a hot tap.
- Remember to always follow the instructions and guidance on the label of your clothing and other fabric items.