I don't want the funk. I don't have to have the funk.
March 14, 2014 1:14 PM Subscribe
Synthetic funk has set into my clothes. They smell even after washing. These are otherwise good quality clothes. Halp.
posted by St. Peepsburg to Home & Garden (35 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I typically wash in cold water, dry on low heat. I leave my special shirts to drip dry. I use biodegradable natural branded liquid soap. I have to avoid most scented detergents.
New shirt starts out fine. Stays fine for months or even 1-2 years. Then they take a trip to funky town and never come back. It starts out faintly but once a smell sets into a shirt, I know it is doomed, as the smell will only increase with time. The tragic end is always the same: a newly washed shirt starts to smell after about 1h of wear, whether I'm sweating or not, and I have to go change.
It's always the same smell, not workout B.O. funky, but it's not fresh either. It's not my natural personal scent. Maybe like "teenage girl hasn't washed bedsheets for 2 weeks" smell. (sorry....) I don't wear deodorant or antiperspirant, so that's not building up. I don't think it's me, since a new shirt won't smell like that.
My only hypothesis is that it's some kind of bacteria that gets transferred... like I had one bad shirt and then the smell is just propagating from shirt to shirt like the plague. Maybe via my jacket, since that doesn't get washed as often. I think it is synthetic funk since I don't think my cotton/silks/wools smell like that, but then I don't wear them nearly as often.
Please tell me how to make it stop. The Funk just ruined a very nice sweater. Thanks in advance.... sorry for the TMI.