How to wash your RTPS hadatai

      How to wash your RTPS hadatai

      It has come to my attention many out there have never learned the basics in washing a hadatai.
      Since these items are as important as the mask itself, their upkeep is very important to maintain a new and fresh look.

      First you'll need a laundry bag

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      Some soap


      and a washing machine set to cold water

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      Delicate cycle needs to be set as well

      Loosely stuff the hadatai into the laundry bag, place into the washer and close the door. Add the appropriate amount of soap and turn on the machine.


      Remember Delicate or gentle cycle!!

      After the machine has run it's cycle, remove the bag containing the hadatai. Remove the hadatai from the bag and place it on a "PLASTIC" hanger.

      Hang it out to dry ( I hang mine outside in some shade )

      Enjoy your clean hadatai!
      One thing that isn't mentioned in the original post is how to deal with that scourge of all kig performers: black hand syndrome!

      After you wear your your hadatai for any significant length of time, unless you're extra careful to touch nothing with your hands (or unless you wear gloves) your hands will blacken.

      This comes from accumulating dust and dirt, from touching some metal objects (notably, door knobs and door handles) and just from anything you might touch, really.

      The best trick I know to take care of black hand involves cleaning the hands before you follow the steps in this thread's original post. Here's how you clean those black hands:
      1. Get a bar of Ivory soap. The white kind. The plainest variety -- no special additives, no special scents, just the original white soap bar.
      2. While you're in front of your bathroom sink, slip on your hadatai's gloves (no need to wear the whole thing, just the hands will do.)
      3. Now, thoroughly wet the hands under warm water (not too hot.)
      4. With the hands sill wet, grab the soap bar, and rub it all over the hands, making sure all the blackened areas are thoroughly soapy. Wash the gloves as though you're washing your own hands.
      5. Once the hands are thoroughly soaped up, and you've been rubbing them to really get the soap in, rinse the hands under running warm water.
      (credit goes to Neko Nico for telling me about this)

      After rinsing, you should notice that much of the black has gone away. This might not get rid of all the black, but it should allow you to keep using your hadatai for a lot longer before the hands are no longer presentable due to remaining stained.

      You don't even need to worry about thoroughly rinsing all the soap out of the hands (though it's good to get rid of most of it, as a lot of the black will go away with the soap) because you'll be throwing the hadatai into the laundry (as per the instructions above) soon after.

      Now, this technique works for black hands, and it sometimes help for black feet, too, but stains left by colors running from clothes (especially dark clothes obtained cheaply from China) can't be addressed with this method. The best way to avoid that is to thoroughly soak those clothes in warm water, rinsing and wringing between soaks, until they leave the water clear and untinted. I learned this the hard way (I have multiple stained hadatai because of this.) Black and red are the worst colors, with regards to running and staining other clothes or your skin suit.
      If you have to use a washing machine, here's how I do it:

      Programme/pattern: Delicates
      Temperature: 30C or less
      Spin: OFF

      The cycle shouldn't take any more than 30 mins.

      Don't forget the washing bag! Not doing so can cause irreperable damage because it stops the suit itself from moving around so much.

      My hatatai takes around 8 hours to dry unaided on a conventional airer at my average flat temperature of 19C; for convenience, I usually put it through the wash in the evening and let it dry overnight.
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      In limited circumstances Epsom salts and sodium chloride (table salt) can be used to remove certain stains and fix other problems, but many of these require hot or boiling water so its of minimal use:

      ​Salt is a super stain remover on clothing, helps maintain bright colors, and can even eliminate sticky spots on your iron. It can also reduce yellowing in clothes and mildew on shower curtains. This article includes hints on how salt can be used while doing the laundry. We'll start with the care of colors. Please note: None of these tips should be tried with dry-clean-only fabrics.…-laundry-ga.htm/printable
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      Roen wrote:

      Will any brand of detergent work?

      I wouldn't go for an inexpensive detergent but yes, as an example we use Tide pods here at the studio and have also used Costco brand pods as well with no negative results @Roen. As an example, the suit I used on my avatar is 4 years old and yes the color has diminished over the years as does any garment hand washed or machine washed but, you really can not tell unless comparing it side by side with a new hadatai.