Tell us if this sounds familiar: you purchase snowy white sheets only to see them turn dingy and grey in a few months’ time. While no one wants their bedding to lose its brightness, the truth is this phenomenon is all too common. Whether your sheets are turning grey as a result of dye transfer or getting grimy because dirt hasn’t been removed thoroughly during laundering, the end result is bedding that fails to spark joy. At Pure Parima, we’re passionate about helping people keep their Egyptian cotton bedding beautiful for longer. Read on to discover our tips for keeping your white bed sheets white for years to come.
Benefits of White Bedding
There’s a reason the world’s finest hotels outfit their rooms with white bedding. Not only does this color consistently look fresh and clean, but it’s also proven to promote feelings of relaxation. Stretch out on your white sheets and allow feelings of calmness and serenity to flood your mind and fill you with joy. If you want to sleep better, white bedding is a natural choice.
How Often to Whiten Your Sheets
While white bed sheets offer numerous benefits, over time they can lose their stark, bright beauty and fade to a color that’s decidedly less soothing. After all, sheets are the bedding article that comes into the most contact with skin. Without proper care, white sheets can change color due to sweat, bodily oils, pet dander, dirt, and other contaminants. Additionally, washing your white sheets with other laundry may lead to changing shades. If you want to avoid your white bedding turning dingy and grey, it’s crucial that you launder them regularly and use the correct techniques for washing and drying.
Tips for Washing Egyptian Cotton
So how do you safeguard your Egyptian cotton sheets for the long haul? Whenever you buy a new bedding item, you should take time to read the care label thoroughly. This tells you the best methods for protecting your bedding from damage. You can find a complete set of instructions for washing your Pure Parima products here. Below are some of the most important steps for washing and drying your sheets and pillowcases.
Separate Whites and Darks
Just because you wash your bedding in cold water doesn’t mean it’s protected from color bleeding. If you want to ensure your whites stay bright, start by sorting your laundry into lights and colors. Experts also recommend washing sheets separately from clothes, as hooks and zippers can catch on your bedding and cause tears.
After sorting your bedding by color, it’s time to pre-treat any stains you spot on the fabric. It’s not uncommon for light-colored bedding to develop stains and spots. Before throwing your sheets in the wash, take time to rub a little detergent into the stain. Then let the treatment sink into the fabric for a half hour before rubbing the spot gently. Once you’ve treated the stain, you can wash the bedding with detergent as normal.
Use Mild Detergents
Speaking of detergent, it’s important to choose a mild, liquid detergent that’s biodegradable. You should also protect your bedding by choosing a detergent that’s free from strong chemicals, whiteners, softeners, or beach. The last thing you want is to damage your Egyptian cotton’s fine fibers. Additionally, mild detergents help prevent color loss.
Line Dry When You Can
After washing your bedding, it’s time to dry it. While line drying is ideal as it protects the longevity of your sheets and pillowcases, few people have the time or space to do this. If you opt to use a dryer, we recommend choosing low heat and a setting such as delicate.
It’s not enough to wash and dry your sheets correctly. If you want your white bedding to stay beautiful, store it in the fabric pouch that Pure Parima provides with every purchase. Doing this will prevent yellowing and stop dirt and odors from getting into your sheets.
Shop the Best Egyptian Cotton Sheets
Whether you love all-white bedding or prefer to decorate with color, you can’t go wrong with 100 percent Giza Egyptian cotton bedding. Those with a penchant for sheets that feel like silk are sure to appreciate our Hira Collection. Coming complete with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, and two matching pillowcases, the Hira set features contemporary accent diamond embroidery over luxuriously soft sateen. Choose from an array of shades including White, Soft Peach, and Midnight.
While some sleepers love the buttery softness of sateen, others enjoy the crispness of percale bedding. Experience the fresh texture of hotel-quality sheets with our Ultra Percale Sheet Set. This collection comes in White, Carbon, Bone, and Slate and features an elegant matte finish. The timeless design results in a bedding set that’s simple yet sophisticated and melds well with just about any decor style. The Ultra Percale Set is available in sizes twin, full, queen, king, and California king.
Count on Pure Parima for Quality Bedding
With proper care and storage, Pure Parima bedding will maintain its beauty and softness for years to come. We’re so sure you’ll love your purchase that we offer all customers a risk-free trial. If your bedding products don’t meet your expectations for any reason, simply return them within 100 nights and receive a full refund. We look forward to showing you the difference that Egyptian cotton sheets can make in your life.