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why are my bed sheets always crungy looking?

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ditavonteesed Mon 23-May-16 16:02:48

I am clean, dh is clean, we bith wear pj's but the bed sheets always have person shaped discoloured patches on them, more so on my side than dh's. I hate hanging them on the line cause I think the neighbours must think we never wash.

MinnowAndTheBear Mon 23-May-16 16:05:08

Sunlight helps keep whites white. Hang them out on the line. It won't be that obvious.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 23-May-16 16:17:17

Do you use fake tan? Or loads and loads of heavy moisturiser, eg for eczema?

ditavonteesed Mon 23-May-16 17:01:05

don't use fake tan but I do tend to have a coat of body butter post shower.

rabbit123 Mon 23-May-16 17:26:22

Long wash at 60 degrees in some bio powder will soon sort it out. If it's fake tan or anything like moisturiser that's greasy, add a table spoon of soda crystals to the wash

Voteforpedr0 Mon 23-May-16 17:29:54

Wash Whites separate to colours or darks use bio powder on a 90 wash.

NicknameUsed Mon 23-May-16 17:29:55

"I do tend to have a coat of body butter post shower."

This ^^ will be the reason. Bio powder at 60 degrees and hanging out in the sun should deal with it.

ditavonteesed Mon 23-May-16 17:39:13

cool thanks, will give that a go smile

shirkingworking Tue 24-May-16 18:00:00

No point using bio powder above 40 degrees... It kills the enzymes (bio bit). But hot wash with other 'brighteners' etc would be worth a go - and soda crystals!

rabbit123 Tue 24-May-16 18:22:47

The enzymes will still work whilst the machine is heating and then the brighteners and bleaching agents will kick in over 40 degrees

Timeforabiscuit Tue 24-May-16 18:25:45

I doubt washing machines actually hit the temperatures they state, my oven is bad enough let alone something striving for an energy efficiency rating!

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