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Silk is a natural, protein fiber, like your hair.  I use shampoo to wash my silk. 

All my silk products are heat or steam set to bond the color to the silk.  For Colorhue dyes, let the silk dry for 24 hours, to set the dye and follow the washing instructions.

Hand wash in cool water with a few drops of shampoo.  Squeeze suds through silk. Rinse until water is clear.  Don’t be alarmed if there is some color loss. This is perfectly normal.  Have a towel ready, lay the silk on the towel, roll up to remove the excess water.  Turn on iron, medium-high heat.  Iron scarf on the back side.  Note how the hem rolls to the back.

For detailed steps, please follow the directions below.

STEP ONE: Wash silk with a small amount of shampoo. Note: there is very little color discharge in the water.

STEP TWO: Rinse silk in cool water.  Handle with care.  Don't squeeze too hard, silk is most fragile when wet!  

STEP THREE: Lay wet silk on top of a towel to remove excess water. Old cotton towels work well to absorb excess water.


STEP FOUR: Roll wet silk in a towel to remove excess water.  

STEP FIVE: Iron on the reverse side of silk, until dry and wrinkles are removed. "Smooth as silk".  Now you can enjoy beautiful, well cared for wearable art! 

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