I had used Clorox on a spot on my husband's white Bermuda shorts and
then put them in the machine with ALL and the rest of the whites. All
of my panties and bras turned light blue - the stain did not come out
of his shorts and the rest of the whites were white....
Any ideas as to why this happened and more importantly, how I can get
my underwear white again???
I understand your concern. I have always avoided wearing bluish bras
When you say Clorox, do you mean traditional household bleach, sodium
hypochlorite? If you poured it directly on a pair of shorts, I don't
know why it didn't leave a yellow spot and weaken the fabric. Bleach
works only on certain kinds of spots.
Are the bras and panties the same brand? Here's a possibility. The
manufacturer found that customers preferred the brightest white
underwear in a store. He got a brilliant white by tinting them with
bluing and something that would fluoresce yellow. If the yellow came
out in the wash, you're left with blue. If there was much bleach in the
water, that might have caused the yellow to come out.
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