How Do You Wash a Do-Rag?

Wash a do-rag quickly and easily by hand laundering it. This task requires the use of a bucket, water and laundry detergent. Hand laundering and drying cleans all types of do-rag materials and prevents the shrinkage that can occur with machine washing and drying.

  1. Fill a bucket with lukewarm water

    Fill a bucket about halfway with lukewarm water. Leave room for the water to splash without overflowing during washing.

  2. Add the detergent

    Pour 1 tablespoon of mild laundry detergent into the water. Stir the detergent into the water to dissolve, if necessary.

  3. Wash the do-rag

    If there are any stains on the do-rag that need treating, place a small amount of detergent on the stain, and let set for five minutes. Untie the do-rag, and place in the bucket. Agitate the water by gently rubbing the do-rag while in the water. Let the rag soak for 20 minutes.

  4. Rinse, and dry the do-rag

    Remove the do-rag from the bucket, and rinse under lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Gently squeeze excess water from the do-rag. Hang the do-rag in a warm, dry area. Allow the do-rag to dry fully, ideally overnight, before using it to wrap your hair again.