Follow these 4 steps to keep your scrubs looking their best.
1) Wash your scrubs in COLD water with like colors: It is always best to wash your scrubs in cold water to minimize fading. Many people find adding a cup of white vinegar to the wash sets the dyes in cotton scrubs, preserves the brightness of their scrubs and eliminates odors, plus it is a natural, inexpensive softener.
2) Turn Garments Inside Out: Much of the wear and tear that happens to your scrubs can be prevented by turning your garments inside out before washing and drying. Washing and drying clothing is rough on the outside of your clothing. Turning garments inside out will reduce pilling which dulls the look of the fabric.
3) Use Gentle Cycle Wash and a Gentle Non-Chlorine Bleach Detergent: Never wash your scrubs in chlorine bleach as it will fade the color of your scrubs. Hydrogen Peroxide, like bleach can damage the color integrity of your garments. Instead, use detergents such as Tide® to protect the color integrity. Always wash your scrubs in cold water. Detergents have come a long way in the last several years, and most do as well in cold water as they do in hot or warm.
4) Don't Over Dry: It's easy to let our scrubs over dry. While this is bad for all of our laundry, it is particularly bad for our bright and dark colored uniforms. Over drying will cause your colors to fade.