How to Wash Silky Pajamas
by Stacy on May 10, 2023
Silky pajamas are a luxurious addition to any womens sleepwear collection. They are soft, comfortable, and feel great against the skin. However, many women are hesitant to purchase silky pajamas because they are unsure how to wash them. The good news is that washing silky pajamas is easier than you might think. At Meadow, we want you to be able to indulge in luxury sleepwear without the stress and worry of keeping it clean, which is why we’re sharing our tips and tricks on how to wash your silky pajamas so that they remain soft, silky, and in good condition for years to come.
1. Read the Care Label
Before washing your silky pajamas, it's essential to read the care label. The care label will provide you with valuable information on how to wash your pajamas properly. Some silky pajamas may require dry cleaning, while others may be machine washable. If your pajamas are machine washable, the care label will tell you what temperature to use, what type of detergent to use, and whether to tumble dry or line dry. If you’re caring for a Monaco silky pj set from Meadow specifically, we recommend hand washing or dry cleaning — do not tumble dry!
2. Use a Gentle Detergent
When washing your silky pajamas, it's crucial to use a gentle detergent. Harsh detergents can damage the delicate fibers of your pajamas, causing them to lose their softness and shine. We recommend using a detergent that is specifically designed for silk or delicate fabrics.
3. Wash in Cold Water
Whether you’re hand washing or machine washing, silky pajamas should always be washed in cold water. Hot water can cause the fabric to shrink and lose its shape. Cold water, on the other hand, will help preserve the color and texture of your pajamas. If your pajamas are particularly dirty, you can soak them in cold water for a few minutes before washing.
4. Wash by Hand or Use a Delicate Cycle
When washing your silky pajamas, you can either wash them by hand or use a delicate cycle on your washing machine. If you choose to wash them by hand, fill a basin or sink with cold water and add a small amount of gentle detergent. Gently agitate the water to create suds, then add your pajamas. Gently swirl them around in the water for a few minutes, then rinse them thoroughly with cold water.
If you choose to use a delicate cycle on your washing machine, place your pajamas in a mesh laundry bag to protect them from the agitator. Add a small amount of gentle detergent and set your machine to the delicate cycle with a cold water wash.
5. Air Dry
After washing your silky pajamas, it's essential to air dry them. Never put them in the dryer, as the heat can damage the delicate fibers of the fabric. Instead, lay them flat on a clean towel to dry. If possible, hang them up to dry, but make sure they are not in direct sunlight, as this can cause the color to fade.
By following the tips and tricks outlined in this blog post, you can keep your silky pajamas looking and feeling great for years to come. If you're in the market for a new set of silky pajamas, we recommend checking out our Monaco silky pajama set! These women's luxury pajamas are made from high-quality viscose for an ultra-silky feel and are both comfortable and stylish. With proper care, they will be a staple in your luxury sleepwear collection for years to come! (PS: you can even personalize your very own PJ set! Shop our Monaco collection now to learn more.)