For Nahari Silks most here are hand dyed. We set them in a non toxic fixative to set the color but some run off can occur with the stronger deeper colors.
We recommend hand washing separately in cold water with a laundry detergent like "Woolite". To keep the color vivid you can add a rinse in white vinegar, about 1 cup of vinegar to a gallon of water.
These days washing machines often have a programme for washing delicate articles at a temperature of 30° - 40°. Provided great care is taken and the above recommendations are followed,
If you have several veils it is best to wash them on their own as colors can mix and you can lose the original vibrant color.
Silk is like hair and sometimes circumstances cause it to have static. There are a few ways to handle this.
In the hand washing put a small amount of hair conditioner to the second last rinse to make it softer and less prone to static.
Hang and steam them either with a steamer or when you take a hot shower hang it in the bathroom for the steam to release the static.
If it is sticking to your skin, moisturize your skin with some moisturizer to reduce the static.
You can lightly iron the silk before a performance to take out the creases. A hot iron is OK. Just very lightly. We iron them here to get them in the packages while they are slightly damp or dry.
Silk is almost like hair in that it gets affected by the air, electricity, care and protection so take good care of it and it will stay lustrous and vibrant.
When storing the silk a plastic bag is best so that it is protected from any possible moisture.
With accidents like lipstick marks, small rips, oil marks, there is not much you can do except release the disappointment, use it as a practice veil and think about what colors you like your replacement.
Because of their versatility you can reuse them in all kinds of ways. Let your imagination run wild.
Never expose the silk to bleach. It will literally dissolve it in front of your eyes.
Don't keep it in an area where it is exposed to sun. This will bleach the color and weaken the silk.
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