Washing and preserving the Ao Dai clothing properly

Washing and preserving the Ao Dai

Washing and preserving the Ao Dai Vietnam

Ao dai is an outfit that perhaps every Vietnamese woman has to cherish and preserve carefully. For those who have to use Ao Dai every day, laundry will take some time because the Ao Dai fabric is fragile and difficult to wash. Today we would like to give some small tips on how to wash and preserve the Ao Dai clothing properly.

You should wash your Ao Dai soon after wearing it. Especially if the material is silk, the sooner you wash, the better you could preserve. To remove the spots on your Ao Dai, you can use lemon or vinegar. Absolutely do not use bleach because it will make the fabric become damaged and quickly lost color.

A lady wears a white silk Ao Dai during the lunar new year festival

Washing Ao Dai clothing by washing machine

The recommended way to wash Ao Dai is by hand. But please avoid rubbing your hands vigorously as it can damage your Ao Dai. If you have to use the washing machine, you should select a powder detergent with a weak acid ratio. You need to wrap the Ao dai and put it in your own laundry bag and choose the lightest wash mode (or hand wash mode)

Drying and preserving the Ao Dai is also an important step. For the Ao Dai made of silk, you should expose it under the shade and dry place. Try not to hang it under direct sunlight.

Other kinds of fabric should be exposed in open places with the sunny enough to dry during the day.

washing and preserving the Ao Dai Viet Nam
Washing Ao Dai Viet Nam by washing machine

Ironing Ao Dai

The best time to iron Ao Dai is when it is still damp, and if you have dried Ao Dai and want to iron it, you should use a spray bottle to moisten it before ironing.

Before ironing, you should turn the left side of the Ao Dai out, and set the lowest temperature that will be safe for the fabric of the Ao Dai. In many cases, it’s a good idea to place a wet cloth over the top of the shirt before ironing.

Ironing the ao dai clothing
Ironing the ao dai clothing

How to preserve Ao Dai effectively?

In order for the Ao Dai to be flat and beautiful to wear, you should iron it, then hang it on a hook and place it in the closet. For those who do not regularly wear Ao Dai, please fold it into a paper bag to keep your Ao Dai always smooth, clean, and free of dirt.

Above is all information about washing and preserving the Ao Dai. We hope it will be useful. Hien Thao Shop would like to thank you for taking the time to read this article. We wish you a nice and happy day.

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