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I love fabric softener and recently bought some washing powder with this added in but still add extra fabric softener, is this necessary?


Posted by sanjipanj, 26th March 2015


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  • Fabric softeners are suppose to be added on the last wash . Read instructions on label and ring up the consumer helpline if it doesn’t say . You shouldn’t if not needed .


  • Vinegar. Never heard that before


  • Must admit I don’t use fabric softener, just another expense.


  • I’m addicted to the smell of it and clean clothes so I would be adding it. I was told NOT to add it to my towels as it reduces their absorbency (maybe it’s the type of towel I bought?)


  • Thanks MOM 105503 for sharing your handy vinegar tip with Mom’s.


  • I personally wouldn’t add it.


  • I use vinegar as my fabric softener, it is fantastic, really softens but also gets rid of all the residual soap.


  • I don’t use fabric softener at all but I definitely wouldn’t add more if your powder has it in.


  • I would not bother adding any extra fabric softener to your wash if it is already in your washing powder. I only ever add a very small amount of fabric softener to loads of washing.


  • I tend to use fabric softner with the washing powder. I usually only put a small amount in for clothes but put more in for towels and sheets because I love the fresh scent when jumping into a clean bed or wrapping a clean towel around you after a shower.


  • I would say adding extra is probably overkill. I very rarely use fabric softener as it tends to ruin the fabric of your clothes quicker, so I’m guessing a double dose would do this even faster. I only use it for the nice smells.


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