Here are some tips to help prevent your socks from shrinking when you wash them:
- Always check the care label on the socks before washing. Socks made from different materials may require different care instructions.
- Use cold water for washing. Hot water can shrink many types of fabrics.
- Use a gentle cycle or hand wash your socks. Agitator in the machine or harsh detergents can cause shrinkage.
- Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, which can weaken the fibres in the socks and cause shrinkage.
- Avoid drying your socks in a dryer. The heat can shrink many types of fabrics. Instead, lay your socks flat to dry or hang them to dry.
- If you must use a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and remove the socks as soon as the cycle is complete to prevent shrinkage.
By following these tips, you can help prevent your socks from shrinking when you wash them.