After the training session, washing and preserving the Gi is crucial because it will directly affect the quality of the Gi and how you feel when using it. TheGis has a few tips below for newbies to help keep Gi in the greatest shape for a long time!
Wash your Gi immediately after training. This helps to reduce odors by limiting the time the Gi fabric fibers absorb odorous germs from training.
Always wash your belt. A dirty belt will soon smell bad and might contribute to skin infections in you and your training partners.
Scrub stains with running cold water before washing. If the stains are still present after washing, consider submerging the Gi overnight in a bucket filled with cold water with some white vinegar/baking soda before washing again.
Avoid bleach. This can weaken the fabric fibers in a Gi and strip colors from the fabric.
Turn your gi inside out before washing. This can preserve the colors, patches, and overall condition of the outside of your Gi as it won’t rub against other clothes during the wash.
Wash in cold water in a gentle setting. Washing in warm or hot temperatures can shrink your Gi and/or damage the collar, so wash your gi using a cold temperature, recommend washing at 30 – 40 degrees Celsius / 86 – 104 Fahrenheit.
If you’re washing your gi with other clothes, only wash with similar colors. Throw your gi in the wash with similar colors to avoid colors running.
Consider using an organic or mild detergent without a softener. Using these types of detergents will avoid the effects harsher detergents have on the gi fabric, and will help your gi last longer.
Remove your Gi from the wash immediately. This helps to reduce the chance of your Gi smelling.
Hang to dry your Gi. Putting your Gi in a tumble dryer will stress out the fabric, and tumble drying at warm temperatures can also shrink your Gi and warp the collar.
Avoid direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can dry out your Gi fabric and reduce its overall durability.
Do not iron over a Gi. This can damage or ruin your Gi fabric and patches. If you really want to iron your Gi, turn it inside out and avoid ironing over patches.
SPECECIAL NOTE FOR WHITE GI:
After training, If your White Gi have some " hard stains '', you can follow our step below :
- Scrub stains (soft brush ) with cold water.
- Soak the Gi and add baking soda, vinegar, or soap overnight before washing.
- Turn inside out and wash separately
- Wash cold to prevent fabric shrinkage due to heat impact
- DO NOT use dryer
TheGis recommend each person should have more than 1 Gi. Because frequent washing directly affects fabric life and quality. In case of bad weather or problems with the washing equipment, you can be assured that you have an extra Gi.
TheGis hope the above guidelines and tips will be useful and help you to maintain the durability and quality of your Gi.
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