when to use and when not to use fabric conditioner
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When to use and when not to use fabric conditioner

Do you want your clothes to feel soft and smell great? Fabric conditioner is the answer - read on for advice on when to and when not to use fabric softener.

We all want our clothes to come out of the wash feeling soft and smelling great, right? Using fabric softener is one easy way to achieve this but have you ever wondered just when to use fabric softener?

If you have, don’t worry. We’ve got the answers.

Follow our simple guide to using fabric softener for a guaranteed great wash every time.

With a product such as Surf Sensations, you can feel safe in the knowledge that it’s specially formulated to be gentle on your skin – which means it’s perfect for babies or anyone prone to skin sensitivity or irritation.

For more information on the ingredients in products mentioned in this tip, visit What’s in Unilever Products here.

When Not To Use Fabric Conditioner?

Wondering when not to use fabric conditioner? Leave it out when you wash sports gear or anything that is designed to absorb sweat.

A fragrant washing liquid like Surf together with perfume pearls like fragrance burst by Comfort will do just fine here! Always check the label of the item you want to wash beforehand – remember that fabric softener isn’t suitable for all types of material. Always read the back of the label of your fabric softener for more usage advice.

So there you have it. While the answer to “does fabric conditioner clean clothes” might be “no”, it can give you beautifully soft and freshly scented clothes. Make fabric conditioner a cupboard essential – once you do, it’ll always be noticeable when you run out.

When to Use Fabric Conditioner…

  • If you live in a hard water area. If you live in a region where the mineral content of your water is high – usually in places other than Devon, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, or the northwest of England – fabric conditioner can be essential. It’ll help cancel out the effects of hard water on your clothing, making it feel soft to the touch.
  • If you love the feeling of freshly clean bed sheets. I mean who doesn’t? But if you generally forget when to use fabric conditioner, remember to use it on your bed linen at least. It’ll give your sheets a beautifully fresh scent.
  • If you want to keep your clothes looking new. The fibre on our clothing can become worn and tired-looking over time, especially if the fabric is made of wool or anything particularly soft. Fabric conditioner makes these fibres more elastic, therefore leaving your clothes looking newer for longer!
  • If you want to protect your baby’s skin. It’s important for babies to wear clothing that is breathable, soft, and gentle on the skin. Comfort Pure is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested to ensure just that, meaning it’s ideal for use on delicate baby garments.

For instructions, take a look at the video below:

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Who doesn’t love the smell (and feel) of freshly washed bed sheets? Wash your sheets with a fragrant liquid like Surf Lavender & Spring Jasmine and add some Comfort Pure to the wash for sheets that feel extra soft and fresh.