Why should you use a fabric conditioner, though?
Well, fabric softeners, conditioners and enhancers don’t just make your clothes smell great and feel soft. No, they can help out with a lot more, even if those are their main benefits.
Fabric conditioners decrease static cling, reduce wrinkling and shorten drying times. So far, so good. Yet they also help to protect colours from fading, making them a perfect companion for a liquid detergent such as Ariel Automatic Power Gel Original.
Lastly, but definitely not least, they can help make ironing easier, which is great for you!
How does it manage all of this, though?
While fabrics are in the laundry solution, they have a negative charge on the surface. Fabric conditioners like Downy contain positive charged surfactants. These then bond on to the fabric during the final rinse and provide a lubricating layer that feels soft to the touch.
So how do you dose it?
Yet in order to get this great result, you need to add the fabric conditioner to its own fabric conditioner dispenser. That’s because this dispenser keeps the conditioner inside until close to the end of the wash.
Then, during the final rinse, water flows into the compartment and draws conditioner into the washing machine’s drum, mixing with the laundry.
For best results, you should check the fabric conditioner compartment often and clean with warm water. That way you’ll prevent the siphon that pulls out the conditioner from becoming blocked. You should also make sure not to overfill, otherwise the conditioner may be released immediately, making it pretty much useless.
Just load in the fabric conditioner at the beginning of the wash and enjoy the benefits at the end. Alongside a great detergent, that is.