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A good cap is like a loyal friend, shielding your head from the sun, standing up to the elements, putting up with your sweat and taking an all-around beating with frequent usage. If your favorite hat is looking dirty and dingy, it’s time to breathe new life into it with a proper washing. Washing machines are famously hard on hats, which is why many people swear by cleaning their hats in the dishwasher. But is this really a good idea? We surveyed professionals to see what they had to say. Read on to learn more.
Jeneva Aaron is a home decor blogger living in Sacramento, CA. She is the owner and operator of TheHouseWire.
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You can wash baseball caps in the dishwasher without any problems, as long as they have a plastic frame inside the brim. If they have a cardboard brim, which some older hats do, don’t wash them in the dishwasher (you can imagine what happens to cardboard in the dishwasher).
Make sure to place a cap frame around your hat while you wash it. That will prevent it from warping when it’s wet.
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