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Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 8:31:25 PM

cathQuin
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What detergent do you use in washing your gym clothes? the liquitabs (which is kinda expensive) i'm using doesn't seem to work specifically on my sweaty gym tops, will someone pls help me out?
 
 

Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 8:55:08 PM

ChAd
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I hear ya Cath, I'm also havin a hard time making my gym clothes fresh smelling, I use Comfort for fabric conditioner it works for me. Perhaps you can try it too!
 
 

Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 8:58:31 PM

-helena-
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one tip Cath, don't leave your sweaty clothes too long before washing it, make sure after using it you wash it right away. Ariel liquid perfectly does the job for me, it leaves my whites smelling good and lovely.
 
 

Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 9:05:44 PM

HeatherFaith
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Have you tried soaking it before washing?
maybe you should, pre-soak it for like 30minutes to an hour on whatever detergent mixed with baking soda and vinegar. It may sound weird but I tell ya it really leaves my clothes smelling fresh.
 
 

Friday 23rd November 2007 at 11:44:42 PM

s77
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Yeah, try soaking it first before washing it thoroughly. When you soaked it in a good smelling detergent all the germs including the smell of sweat will be removed. After you soaked it wash it thoroughly. I usually hand washed all my gym clothes. I have the same problem before. I can't make them smell fresher then i discovered that it is indeed better if you hand wash them. Good luck!
 
 

Sunday 25th November 2007 at 3:02:59 AM

mlisa
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Yikes! got the same problem and I have done everything in my power of washing to get rid of that sweaty smell and I still don't succeed I don't know if it has something to do with the detergent. I was really laughing right now because I thought I was the only one and then here you are guys talking about this gym clothes. Anyway glad to have read some tips.
 
 

Monday 3rd December 2007 at 7:35:49 AM

babah
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i agree with them, you should wash your gym clothes as soon as possible. if you're not able to wash them immediately you should hang them to dry instead of throwing them in a hamper.
 
 

Monday 3rd December 2007 at 7:40:31 AM

babah
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you should also use mild detergent or laundry detergents designed specifically for performance clothes. also, fabric softerner will compromise the wicking power of performance fabrics so you avoid using them.
 
 

Monday 3rd December 2007 at 9:44:52 AM

james_86
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you should also try adding vinegar to water when you're washing your gym clothes to eliminate that lasting mildew smell or better yet you should pre-soak them with vinegar.
 
 

Monday 3rd December 2007 at 11:31:12 PM

cathQuin
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haha seems like a lot of us are experiencing the same thing, thank god I found the remedy. Thanks for your tips guys!!..
I pre-soaked it with a detergent for like an hour or two i think. Then I handwashed it, and! never forget to put some fabric conditioner! it does magic. LOL!!! i do sound like an ad here!
 
 

Wednesday 12th December 2007 at 7:25:38 PM

aldoncart
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Major dilemma for all the health buffs who do extensive work outs. Thanks to all of you who posted here. Now there are 100 plus plus solutions to those who have the same problem. At first I thought It's embarrassing embarrassing to ask about our sweaty garments but here I am enjoying myself reading the suggestions. But They are really helpful guys!Thanks!
 
 

Tuesday 18th December 2007 at 12:15:25 AM

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there's nothing embarrassing about it, at least you're doing something to fix the problem. sweating so much and having a hard time washing gym clothes are normal for people who go to the gym frequently.

 
 
 
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