1. Using dryer sheets
Back when dryer sheets were invented and popularized, everything about laundry was different. The machines were rougher, fabrics weren’t as soft, and clothes meant for exercise weren’t made of sweat-wicking spandex.
So instead of using dryer sheets (which are also wasteful) opt for dryer balls and HEX laundry detergent, which prevents static in the wash.
2. Using fabric softener on synthetics
Similar to dryer sheets, traditional fabric softeners are now doing more harm than good to fabric. Imagine a waxy film all over every piece of clothing you’re wearing. That’s how softeners achieve the cuddly-softness. When towels and workout clothes start to smell bad and the odor won’t go away, that’s a clue that detergent and softener residue are causing bacterial stink in the fibers.the truth about fabric softener
3. Washing workout clothes with traditional detergent
Fabrics have changed. Workout clothes are made of synthetic fibers. Traditional detergents don’t clean these fibers. They clog them. Instead of eliminating odor, they mask it. Most sports detergents use the same science as traditional detergents, so they still fall short.
HEX cleans differently.
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We created our laundry detergent formula from scratch, with modern fabrics in mind. So HEX actually deep cleans, and even protects all of your fabrics. The technology of the HEX Molecule is new to the laundry category, and it’s going to change your laundry game for good.
4. Adding too much laundry detergent
When you feel like your clothes need extra cleaning, do you add extra detergent? Because even though that seems logical, overdosing detergent often leads to negative results. The washing machine only has a preset amount of time to wash and rinse out the leftover detergent. So adding too much detergent can lead to residue on fabrics, excessive soap in the washer, mold, and possibly even damage to your machine. Not to mention, you run out of detergent faster!why you shouldn’t use too much detergent
5. Overstuffing the dryer & using high heat
Are you adding everything that can possibly fit in the dryer and then using high heat to dry all those clothes? Two problems here. One, too much laundry in the dryer means none of those clothes can get enough air. And two, lots of fabrics today do better without exposure to excessive heat. That’s especially true with workout clothes. If you find that you’re stuffing the dryer, try getting in the habit of air drying some items like blouses, exercise apparel, and athleisure wear. Sweaters should also usually be laid flat to dry.
6. Not cleaning your washing machine
Notice a funky smell in your machine? Use a scrub brush or cleaning cloth to remove any gunk around the lid, seals, and dispensers of the washing machine. Then, keep washing laundry with an anti-odor laundry detergent for long lasting, stink-free results.
7. Adding fragrance beads to deal with laundry odor
The technology they use is capsulation: wrapping perfume around sources of stink. So while you smell flowers, what’s really on your fabric is bacteria. Fragrance does not mean clean. And doubling up on fragrance products will only make the problem worse by layering perfume on top of the stink!