How to Wash a Cap?

Why You Should Regularly Wash a Cap

Caps are beloved for their comfort and practicality. This is why they form excellent headgear when practicing a sport, when it is hot, or when working hard outside. As a result, caps, especially those without a liner, are particularly susceptible to sweat soaking, the most common cause of cap deterioration.

Being naturally adipose and acidic, human perspiration leaves rings of whitish mineral salts over time, and yellows light fabrics. Fortunately, if we act in time, it is quite possible to reduce, slow down, or even prevent wear and discoloration! All you need is a wash as soon as possible, because a sweat stain can become indelible if given enough time to set in. 

But how do you properly clean your cap? Each cap and each fabric has its particularities, which is why we at the Henri Henri hat shop wish to explain how to make sure that you will keep your cap beautiful for a long time!


How to Use Labels?

cleaning symbols

It is essential to consult the label of your cap. It tells you not only about the materials that make it up, but also about the manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning. They feature symbols that tell you if and how the cap can be washed, dried, dry cleaned, and more.

How to Properly Wash a Cap?

lukewarm soapy water in a basin

  • Clean your caps by hand.
  • Use cold or lukewarm water.
  • Use mild soap with a neutral pH. In the most extreme cases of sweat build-up, consider using a dishwashing liquid that is gentle on the skin.
  • Avoid completely immersing your cap in water, to avoid damaging the visor. Instead, use a soft bristle brush that you dip in soapy water before brushing your cap. Repeat until there is no more soap. If you wish to rinse at the tap, use cold or lukewarm water, taking care to avoid exposing the visor directly to the water stream.
  • For rinsing, use a soft bristle brush dipped in clean water and iron.
  • All caps, regardless of what fabrics they are made of, will have a natural tendency to shrink after being exposed to water. The best way to avoid shrinkage after washing is to blot up as much water as possible with a towel and let your cap dry flat at room temperature.
  • For any item containing leather or suede, contact us or a specialized cleaner before cleaning yourself.


Our Cleaning & Reblocking Service

If you hesitate to wash your cap yourself, or if you need an expert to do it for you, you can always call 514-288-0109 to ask your questions to a member of our team of hat experts, or even come on site to entrust it to us. Find out about the cleaning and reblocking service of Henri Henri, the oldest hat store in Canada!

Francis Bissonnette-Gilker
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