You and only you know just how gorgeous you are and how much pains you went through to select that beautiful designer sari and only you will truly understand how horrible it is to have a stain on that perfect sari. So here are a few sari care tips to ensure that even your 7 year old sari looks brand new and there is absolutely no sign of stains.
Saris are available in a variety or prints, colors, work and just as many fabrics. Every fabric has to be tended to differently and taken care of in a different manner.
1. Cotton Saris:
Let's start with the basics. You will notice that when you purchase a cotton sari, it is stiff. That is because the sari has plenty of starch – something that is essential during the weaving or painting procedure. It is quite simple to get the starch out. All you have to do is dip the sari in a bucket of warm salt water and let it soak for a while. Ensure that you soak saris individually since they may bleed in their first wash. Never wring a wet cotton sari. It loosens the fabric. Instead, gently squeeze out the excess water and hang it up to dry in direct sunlight.
2. Chiffon and Georgette Saris:
Chiffon and Georgette are both flowing substances that look awesome when adorned. It may be the unique delicateness that adds flavor to your look but it is exactly that feature of the fabrics that make it so tough to care for. It is reliably easier to wash them. They can be both hand washed – a preferable option if the sari is filled with work – or machine washed in the delicate mode. However, the real issue begins with the ironing and adorning. You have to be very careful while ironing these saris because a slight increase in heat will cause holes. Similarly, it is advisable not to use safety pins in these saris since they may tear.
3. Tissue and Organza Saris:
These saris also firmly belong to the delicate category and require plenty of care. Be careful about how you dry the sari. Also, never leave the sari hanging since it alters the basic shape. These saris have to be wrapped in muslin cloth and preferably dry cleaned. If you do not use these saris often, make sure you take them out and re fold them time and again to avoid any tears.
They are just as expensive as they are gorgeous. Ensure that you always dry clean silk saris, especially crepe silks and heavy brocades. While it is possible to hand wash silk saris, I would strongly advise against that. However, if you do feel like hand washing your silk sari, then be very careful. Also add a small drop of hair conditioner to the rinse water. It helps soften the fabric and give it a beautiful sheen. Machine wash is a strict no no. Wrap your silk saris in a muslin cloth and store them in a cool, dry place.