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Jelly15 Mon 28-Jan-13 19:31:36

What washing powder/tablets/liqitabs do you use/recommend for coloureds. I have been using Ariel and Persil but they are so expensive and I don't always use fabric conditioner for school trousers and towels etc so I don't want to use the ones with it built in IYKWIM?


ilovepowerhoop Mon 28-Jan-13 21:34:16

we currently use tesco powder for colours - seems to do ok

onepieceoflollipop Mon 28-Jan-13 21:36:23

Usually ariel or persil colours . Liquid for a quick wash/delicates, powder for longer cycles. I stock up when on offer and when it is it's often cheaper than own brand.

K2ZJH Mon 28-Jan-13 21:37:04

aldi's own is brilliant!

wonkylegs Mon 28-Jan-13 21:41:13

Sorry I only use Persil non bio powder (tried lots of others but DH is allergic) but only a small scoop which always seems enough to get rid of the general dirt, specific marks & stains get stain remover.
Colours all come out bright (except DSs rubbish school polo shirts)
I use less than it says on the box though so they last a lot longer.

IDreamedADreamOfSausageRolls Mon 28-Jan-13 21:56:54

I read somewhere that powder was bad for colours as it causes fading, so I use liquid instead. Currently Method but generally whatever's on offer.

ilovepowerhoop Mon 28-Jan-13 21:59:00

powder is only bad for colours if you use a powder that isnt designed for colours iyswim. Normal bio and non-bio powders contain bleach whereas powders for colours dont. I dont like liquids as they make the drum slimy and cause marks on the clothes.

steppemum Mon 28-Jan-13 22:00:17

asda's own colours. Is good

IDreamedADreamOfSausageRolls Tue 29-Jan-13 20:09:29

Good knowledge ilovepowerhoop - thanks! I will switch back to a (colour-friendly) powder when my liquid runs out smile

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