Washing your gi promptly after every training session is crucial. Use cold water to preserve the fabric and avoid any potential shrinkage. Regular detergent is sufficient. Steer clear of bleach, which can damage the fibers. Air drying is the best method, it prevents both shrinkage and color fading.
We've all been there – your gi develops a stubborn smell that regular washing can't seem to eliminate. First, try adding some white vinegar with your detergent to your regular wash cycle. This will often be enough to fix mild odors. In extremely tough cases, soak your gi in a solution of 25% vinegar and 75% water for several hours.
Vinegar's natural properties combat odor-causing bacteria effectively. After soaking, launder your gi as usual, adding a bit of baking soda to the wash for an extra boost if necessary. This combination can rejuvenate your gi, leaving it smelling fresh and clean.
Follow these tips to ensure a clean, well fitting uniform that will serve as the best BJJ gi for your journey!