When people complete gi reviews, you always have to wonder if they’ve washed the gi first or if it is fresh from the retailer.
In the following paragraphs, we’ll be covering a few different things people need to be aware of.
To begin with, how you can secure color on a brand-new non-white gi.
How you can shrink your gi
How to wash your gi without shrinking it
How you can ensure it lasts as long as possible
The first time that you wash a gi is the most important. It can really be a make or break time because it really sets the standard for how you’ll treat your gi in the future. If you take care of it from the start (by following this guide), then you can be sure that it will last you a long time.
1. Wash in cool water. Never use warm water.
2.Hang or even line dry.*
3.Never ever use chlorine bleach. Chlorine bleach will ruin the materials of the gi.
**If you would like your gi to shrink – It is always advised that you order your gi based on each brands’ own sizing chart. If the uniform fits a tad too big out of the bag, a clothing dryer -properly used- may be used make the gi, “shrink to fit”.
To achieve this, we advise primary washing the gi in cool water and then placing it in the dryer at a reduced setting. Check up on the kimono every 5-10 minutes until it has arrived at the required size, after which hang dry for the duration. When you do a gi review, take pictures to show if you’ve shrunk the gi and to what degree.
**If you don’t want your gi to contract – In case you do not want your gi to shrink, wash it on cold and hang dry it. Hang drying will even help the gi be preserved for a longer time. It’s acceptable to dry your gi, just understand that it fades away more quickly by doing this. The more processes you put it through, the smaller its durability. When reviewing a gi, let people know what you did not to make it shrink.
The directions from here will continue as if your gi fits your body exactly as you want it to.
1. Wash in cold water.
2.Never utilize Chlorine bleach.
3.Hang or line dry.
Optional Recommendations for Blue/Black/Colored uniforms
• Prior to the 1st wash, saturate the gi inside the a sink or tub with 2-3 glasses of of white vinegar as well as mineral water. Let it soak for 20-30 minutes, and then wash. This will help set the color in your gi and minimize its fading.
• On future washes, use only a color safe detergent.There is a lot of debate about using vinegar to lock in the color because many people argue that they lock in the follow well enough when it’s still at the factory. I can only attest to my personal experience, but I have always used vinegar to lock in the follow and I have never had any color come off my gi and my gis remain vibrantly colored even after years of training in them. This will also lead to strong and accurate gi reviews! Check out the Jiu-Jitsu gi reviews!
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