How do I get my towels fluffy again?

India
January 19, 2007 7:45pm CST
I was given some lovely towels for Xmas, but recently they have started to feel very harsh against the skin, Soaking them in lots of fabric softener doesn't seem to help! I really don't want to buy a whole new set, so any suggestions would be welcome!
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@missytia (387)
• Australia
20 Jan 07
Hey there monsooner......I have recently started going to Lorraine Lee Linen parties and have decided to replace all my old linen. At one of the parties I went to, my consultant gave us this little tip..... Put a capful of plain white vinegar in with your wash. You towels won't smell like vinegar and it's meant to soften your towels. She also told us NOT to use fabric softener as this actually puts a coating on the towels and eventually your towels won't be so fluffy. Also drying them on the line in the middle of the day will make them 'crunchy'. Try drying them in the shade. Hope these ideas help. It can't hurt to give them a try.
@pammerz (45)
• United States
20 Jan 07
Hot water and fabric softener. Then put it in a dryer with those tissue things. I'm sure that works
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@kyliepops (269)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
HIYA monsooner! I have been told that if you soak youyr new towels in epson salt then wash them thye stay rather fluffy. I also use the clothes dryer for my towels and i never hang them on the line. My guests often say my towles are fluffy so i guess it works. I have also been told that you should use vinegar not fabric softener. Fabric Softener also builds up in your machine anyways so i would not recommend it! Im sure that which ever of these you try, you will find the one that suits you beset! I know some people dont use clothes dryers so maybe give vinegar a go!!!
• United States
20 Jan 07
Don't kill your towels in the fabric softener! I just put mine in the dryer all the time, and never outside to hang. Every time I have hung up, it didn't matter where or what time of day, they always get stiff and itchy. I don't use any fabric softener, just the dryer.