Wash with Care
The next few times you wash your tie-dyed shirts, you may want to wash them
separately just in case any of the color continues to bleed. Turn your shirt inside
out prior to putting it in the washer. This can help reduce the amount of fading on the
outside of the shirt. Wash using cold water as this helps prevent dyes from bleeding
and be sure to use a gentle detergent that is formulated to work in cold water.
Wash On the Gentle Cycle
Avoid washing your tie-dyed shirt with heavy items like jeans. Heavy items can
cause friction in the wash which can make other fabrics fade. Consider using
short or gentle wash cycles to minimize friction.
Don’t Give it the Chance to Bleed
Don’t leave your wet shirts in the washing machine for too long after the cycle
has completed. This can give colors time to bleed out. When possible, dry on a
clothesline indoors or in the shade since sunlight fades bright colors. Laying them
flat to dry works, too. Avoid drying in the dryer after the first washing, if possible.