Dark Wash Woolite Review - Extra Dark Care Laundry Detergent
Amanda has shared her Dark Wash Woolite review, of the Extra Dark Care variety.
I had quite a few winter clothes that I did not want to keep taking to the cleaners to have them cleaned. I didn't like the way they smelled after they were cleaned--the chemical smell was obvious to me.
I decided to try washing them in Woolite, made for dark clothing, instead. I saw some commercials about it, and knew it had been around for a LONG time, so I felt pretty comfortable using it.
Since I had not used it before, I filled my washer with water first, added the Woolite and then mixed it together before I added my dark clothes. It worked beautifully. My clothes were very clean and there seemed to be no smell at all.
I put them in the dryer and that was when I ran into a little problem. As I took them out of the dryer, I noticed what seemed like a chemical smell--not really strong, but a faint chemical-like smell. I didn't think much of it, but when I wore any of the clothing I'd washed in the Woolite it was just a little itchy wherever it touched my skin. Not enough to create a rash, but not very comfortable.
When I looked at the bottle I realized that the instructions should have warned me off...statements like--do not let it touch your skin, and keep away from eyes. I think this is the last time I'll be using Woolite for laundry.
If you need a delicate wash detergent it is more difficult to find hypoallergenic ones, but they do make them. In fact, I've got a list of available delicate wash products available, and I've noted in the article which ones have scents and which do not, since this is important to many people.
Woolite For Dark Clothing Saves Me Money From Dry Cleaning Bills
New Bottle Design For Woolite Darks Version
I wear a lot of dark slacks and tops to work.
Some of them contain washing instructions requiring cold water and use of the gentle cycle, or as an alternative they may be dry cleaned.
Dry cleaning is very expensive and I have never had good luck with any of the "home dry cleaning" products that are available in the grocery store.
Since my work clothes are only lightly soiled I will wash them all (warm and cold water garments) in cold water with the Woolite.
For the tops I will pour some of the Woolite directly on the collars before putting them in the wash.
When it comes to pretreating occasional stains, usually on my tops, I reach for the Shout Gel, however I add one step to the process that I normally do not do for pretreating stains in a normal wash cycle. For my gentle cycle wash I will apply a small amount of Shout to hidden area such as an inseam, to determine whether the garment is colorfast.
This is an important step when it comes to washing garments that are hand washable or gentle cycle cold water washables.
In addition I never leave the Shout on for more than 5 minutes before washing.
Once again this is different from pretreating most of the stains on the kids clothes where I will apply the Shout and throw it in the hamper until wash day.
Note that while the Shout gel does caution you to not leave the product on bright or khaki garments for more than a few minutes it does not address the dark, gentle care garments.
This product is well worth the extra money spent as it drastically reduced my dry cleaning bills.
Beau also shared a review of this detergent formulated to wash dark colored clothing.
I have been a loyal user of Woolite for Darks detergent for over a year now, it's worth the higher price.
I am very choosy as to what types of products I use in the laundry room. My biggest concern is that my clothing looks "like new" for a longer period of time.
None of Woolite's family of detergents contain optical brighteners or enzymes, just gentle surfactants, and fragrance.
The detergent is a blue liquid, with a nice fresh scent. The measurement marks are very easy to see.
All of my blacks and navies are still dark and vivid. I need to mention that I have shirts and slacks over a year old! It's a remarkable laundry detergent.
However, they recommend using a separate pre-treater for stains. I just add a little in-wash stainfighter as necessary!
Give it a try! You'll love the results you get with Woolite for Darks Detergent, wash after wash, after wash, after wash..... :)
Thanks Beau for sharing your review of this laundry detergent.
I would love to hear from even more people that use Woolite Extra Dark Care sharing your opinions about it, good or bad, and hear your experiences with it. You can share you Woolite detergent review here, or read other reviews that have already been submitted for this brand.
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