Just out of curiosity,
How many of you regularly use a special chemical for washing microfiber towels?
I wonder if using a fabric softener will do the same, if not, what the differences between the two can be ("microfiber cleaning liquid" and "fabric softener").
I am running out of microfiber detergent concentrate and I am wondering if it is really worth it or not because I don't see much difference when using this tbh...
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Fabric softeners are often specifically proscribed on technical clothing as these leave coatings that interfere with their performance.
Adding fabric softener or dryer sheets to your laundering process can increase softness but it achieves the improved hand feel by depositing waxy agents on the surface of the fabric. This waxy residue left behind on your clothes can:
- Impair moisture wicking/ quick drying
- Inhibit odor control
- Reduce longevity of spandex content