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How to Care for Black Abayas

Did you know that with proper care an abaya can last quite a long time even if it was not expensive?

One of the most important things you can do for your abaya is to wash it with special abaya shampoo such as Persil.  If you are in the States and that is not available, you can use woolite dark. 

woolite dark
Woolite Fabric Wash for Darks

Now, if you’re short on time, you can of course wash it in the machine in cool water using the hand wash, or delicate cycle (assuming there is no beading etc).  For best results you should truely handwash it.  (I personally use a rubbermaid tote filled with cool water).

When I’m done washing it I then hang it to dry outside usually on a clothes rack.  NEVER use a clothes drying machine because it will ruin your abaya.
Now if your abaya is a special one with lots of embroidery, beading, etc it is best to have it dry cleaned.
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