Adding a bandana to your pup’s wardrobe not only adds a touch of style but also makes them look even more adorable. Bandanas are an increasingly popular accessory for dogs due to their versatility, durability and easy care. There are some tips and tricks to keeping your pup’s bandana looking its best.
When it comes to cleaning your pup’s bandana, there are two methods to choose from: machine washing and hand washing. Hand washing is the preferred option as it helps to extend the life of the bandana by reducing the amount of wear and tear from the washing machine. However, machine washing can still be done if you don’t want to spend the time hand washing.
Hand Washing Dog Bandana
The best way to start is to fill a sink or basin with lukewarm water and a gentle detergent (avoid using chlorine bleach). Submerge the bandana into the soapy water and gently agitate it with your hands, making sure to rinse off any excess soap. Once the bandana is clean, rinse it thoroughly with cold water until all of the soap is gone.
Once the bandana is clean, gently squeeze out any excess water, and then lay it flat on a towel and roll it up so that you’re pressing the water out of the fabric. If you’re in a rush, you can hang the bandana up to air-dry, but it’s best to lay it out flat so that it doesn’t stretch out. This will only take about an hour.
Machine Washing Dog Bandana
If you’re looking for a faster option, you can machine wash your pup’s bandana. Begin by setting your machine to the “gentle” cycle and using a mild detergent. If you’re using a top-loader, make sure to use a mesh bag to protect the bandana from snagging or stretching out. Once the cycle has finished, remove the bandana from the machine and lay it out flat to air dry to preserve shape and color.
To keep your pup’s bandana looking its best, there are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Avoid using fabric softener or bleach when washing the bandana.
- If you’re machine washing, use the “gentle” cycle and a mesh bag.
- Don’t overstuff the washing machine.
- Air-dry whenever possible to avoid shrinking and stretching.
- Use a cool iron if needed.
When it comes to caring for your pup’s bandana, the best thing you can do is to follow the washing instructions provided. Though the bandanas are durable and look great, taking the proper steps to keep them looking their best will ensure that your pup is always looking cute.