Trick For Keeping Ballet Tights Pink
If you are, or have, a dancer in your family, you know all about the drama of dirty tights, grey tights, or torn tights! You may have even tried everything in the laundry aisle to keep those tights pink. We have had seasons in ballet where my daughter went through 10 pairs of tights, between stains, and tears. There’s not much that I can do about tears in the tights, aside from washing and gently stretching them before the first wear, or having her put them on after accordion style folding them on her hands, but I have learned how to remedy grey or dirty tights.
How to Wash Ballet Tights
I have found that scrubbing the heavily soiled areas on the tights with a bar of regular Dove white bar soap, really lathering them up, and rinsing them thoroughly with cool water, resolved my problem of constantly graying and stained tights. The tights are then hung dry. I have even removed red lipstick smears from dress rehearsals this way.
Sudsy with regular Dove white bar soap and cool water:
Tights are then rinsed with cool water and hung to dry:
So, that’s how I wash ballet tights, to keep the grunge away. I hope that helps any dancers that you may know.