October 16, 2021

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TikTok talks: A bizarre hack to keep your jeans clean [watch]

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A celebrity stylist is using her TikTok platform to share fascinating fashion advice and weird and wonderful hacks

Ranya Batel – who has worked on Hollywood red carpets like the Oscars, SAG Awards and the BET Awards – has shared her latest tip on TikTok- the do’s and don’ts of keeping your jeans clean and in- shape.

DON’T WASH YOUR DENIM?

According to Ranya, the key to keeping your denim in tiptop shape is NOT putting them in the washing machine.

She said in her viral TikTok video:“Do not wash your jeans! Don’t do it. It affects the fit and the colour – they will fade, and they will never fit the same”

The Beverly Hills fashion guru then shared an interesting tip to keep them clean and free of bacteria.

“Throw them in a Ziplock bag and put them in the freezer for two days. Good as new,” she added.

@ranyabatal

Do Not Wash Your Jeans! I know it’s gross, but trust me! ##fyp ##fashion ##style ##tips

♬ original sound – Ranya Batal

And she’s not the first person to utilise unconventional methods

Levis CEO Chip Bergh once infamously claimed that he went a DECADE without washing his denim, whilst the company itself advises consumers to only wash their jeans after five to 10 wears.

Alternatives to machine washing your favourite jeans are steam cleaning, hand wash in white vinegar and essential oils or using an antibacterial spray on them.

Also read: Kairo Forbes shares genius fashion hack that will save you money

MORE TIKTOK TIPS AND TRICKS

Ranya has shared more fashion hack TikTok videos with her following, which include:

Using a hairdryer to steam out wrinkles – especially when you travel without an iron!

@ranyabatal

Blow dry your clothes to get the wrinkles out! ##style ##fashion ##lifehacks ##stylist

♬ Make You Feel – Alina Baraz & Galimatias

Washing your hats in the dishwasher…

@ranyabatal

How to wash your baseball hats! To be clear (a little bit of dishwashing liquid) ##style ##stylist ##fashion ##lifehacks

♬ original sound – Ranya Batal

Using vodka to get odours out of clothes…

@ranyabatal

Using vodka to get rid of clothing odors ##style ##stylist ##fashion ##fyp ##lifehacks ##dontjudgemyhair

♬ Papi Chulo – Octavian & Skepta

And using hairspray on tights to prevent snagging…

@ranyabatal

No more snags! ##fyp ##stylist ##fashion ##lifehacks ##style ##tips

♬ original sound – Ranya Batal