I recently found myself saying this! I bought a new set of complementing scarves at WalMart…one with adorable flowers and the other a mustard color (my fav in the fall!). I was IN LOVE! I wore the floral one all the time.
Then…it happened…I accidentally threw it in the washer and dryer with the sweater I was wearing at the time. 🙁 Sad. Day.
When I brought it out of the dryer, one look at it, I knew I needed to figure out how to fix it. I did a quick search…”My Scarf Sticks To Itself“. Not many people with answers. I was so bummed.
I thought it might be a simple static cling issue, so I dampened with water and fabric softener and gently dried with a dryer sheet (or 3). No dice.
I tried dousing it with hairspray. No dice.
I tried just sucking it up and wearing it….can you say my scarf sticks to itself and lays SO horribly!?
Then, it happened. I was randomly browsing Pinterest, and came across a suggestion for smoothing out linen fabrics. It didn’t mention scarves specifically, but I thought I might give it a shot. If I could find that pin now, I would totally give the credit…but alas, I cannot. :/
SO..I’m really hoping that some poor soul who accidentally washes their scarf and finds themselves saying “HELP! My scarf sticks to itself!” will find this post! I would have been a happy girl if I had found this tip sooner!
So let’s just get right to what to do!
Grab your sticky scarf and some cheap conditioner. Yes, hair conditioner. I had some Suave coconut conditioner (literally $.97 at WalMart).
Run some warm water in your sink and pour in a GOOD amount of conditioner.
Swirl it all around so it’s well mixed.
Drop the scarf in. Making sure to coat both sides all the way around the scarf.
Rinse well in cool water.
Hang to dry…NOT allowing the scarf material to touch itself while drying. (I used two plastic pants hangers (the kind with the clips on both ends) and put them about 2 feet apart, allowing the rest of the scarf to hang down. Then hung the hangers on my shower curtain rod as far apart as I could get them. This way, the only touching scarf parts were the 4 places that were clipped by the hangers.)
DO NOT wash/dry your scarves again 😉 But if you must…handwash in warm water with a bit of conditioner, and then hang them to dry. 🙂
PIN THIS PHOTO! Let’s save all the girls who find themselves saying “Help! My scarf sticks to itself!”! 😀