What comes to your mind when you hear or see the word ‘BLEACH’?
Strong smell? Whitens ONLY white clothes? Harsh on the hands?
I remember when I was about about 12yo, I stained my white shirt, and so in my attempt to fix the damage, I grabbed this bottle with the word ‘bleach’ on it, thinking that it’d remove the stains well.
After soaking it for some time, it DID remove the yellow stains and made the white colour whiter. BUT apparently I accidentally DRIPPED some bleach onto my other coloured clothes nearby, and I ended up having white blotches on them! *very NOT happy*
Since then, I have this very strong impression : bleach damages coloured clothes easily.
Over the years, I manage to NOT use any bleach products. I’d remove stains using purely detergents and at times when the stains are too stubborn to be removed completely, I’d just ‘live with it’ (which may mean NOT wearing that particular top anymore if the stains are too obvious)
The thing is, I face even more ‘stain problems’ when I became a mom.
The more kids in the house, the MORE stains.
[Yes, we have stains on school uniforms too!]
Chocolate milk drips on shirt. Pasta sauce on dress. Dirt and stains on pants.
And oh, not to forget, … baby poop stains, when they’re still babies!
[Yes, babies are cute and cuddly, but they can also poop at ‘unexpected times’, like when they’re all nicely wrapped in a towel RIGHT AFTER a nice warm bath =) ]
So, after seeing more and more kids clothes in my drawers with stains on them, I know I need something else to help me remove these stains that does NOT work like the bleach I used years ago (ie. That worked only on whites and damaged my coloured clothes!)
[No, I’m not going to show actual baby poop here, haha … just the partially stained bath towel!]
And that’s when I started to notice Kao Colour Bleach when doing my grocery at the supermarket.
(Funny how you don’t quite notice some things on the supermarket shelf UNTIL you have a ‘need’ and start ‘looking out’ for them!)
They are supposed to be SAFE on all COLOURED and white clothes, which is exactly what I need.
But then I thought, isn’t bleach supposed to work ONLY on whites?
So, I decided to test it out first … on Vai’s pyjama pants (pictured below)
This was what happened.
Wilson was out of town that week, so I sent Anya to school in the morning, bringing baby Brie (in a sling) and Vai along.
As usual, we took the public bus and walked to Anya’s school. As we walked along, Vai – who was still wearing his pyjama pants – suddenly called out to me, pointed towards the bottom of his pants and said, ‘Mommy! Look!’
The pants were still a little too long for him and it was apparently dragged and stepped on all over the dirty and damp roadside!
Gee. Great. There goes my hand-sewn pyjama pants, I thought.
So when we got home, this was what I did:
– Filled up slightly less than half of a pail with water
– Poured some Kao Colour Bleach Liquid (used only half a capful) and a bit of my usual detergent
– Soaked the pyjama pants for about 2 hours
When I lifted the pants up from the pail, I was like, WHOAAA … the dirt on the pants was all GONE, the colours are all nice and bright too! Everything else was good! (And, my bathroom smelled nice, ie. Didn’t smell like it’s been splashed with chlorine!)
I was impressed.
I’m definitely happy too because although it has the word ‘bleach’ on the bottle, it does NOT work like the kind of bleach I used to know! Kao Colour Bleach does NOT damage coloured clothes! It is a chlorine-free, oxygen bleach that also protects colours while removing stains!
This is good news for me, because it means I can do a few ‘jobs’ in one go with Kao Colour Bleach, ie. Brighten my coloured clothes, whiten my white ones, kill germs, and remove stains and dirt!
(And moms like me definitely appreciate ‘reduced laundry work’ time!)
Now I simply need to throw ALL those dirty and stained clothes (white and coloured ones TOGETHER!) into the washing machine. And, when I don’t have enough dirty laundry to go into the washing machine, I simply throw the dirty towel / pants / tops into a pail filled with water + detergent + Kao Colour Bleach!
[Whenever I let the kids help out, I always closely supervise them. They know that they’re never to touch these things around the house without my supervision]
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