Washing Guide

Washing Tips

With challenges like muddy footprints, tea stains, delicate fabrics and cuddly toys, doing the washing isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. That’s why we’ve compiled expert clothes washing tips to cover almost any laundry conundrum – from the best temperature to wash clothes at to the recommended hand-washing technique. Get the help you need right here.

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  • Laundry Tips for Sensitive Skin
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  • What is Sensitive Skin?
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  • Soaking your clothes

    Soaking clothes before washing may help remove tough stains. First, check that: The dye will not run, by looking at the care label The garment is not leather, wool, silk, has metal fasteners or a flame resistant finish The OMO is fully dissolved before immersing the clothing in the water The water in not too […]'

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  • How does Water Hardness affect your dosage?

    It is important to know if you live in a hard, medium or soft water area since this determines what dosage of washing detergent you should use. South Africa's water is predominately hard, but there are a few areas where the water is medium. Tell-tale signs of hard water are: A “ring around […]'

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  • How to Keep Whites White
    How to Keep Whites White
    Keep your whites dazzlingly bright with these helpful tips.
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  • All your Bleach Questions Answered

    What's sensitive to fabric washing oxygen bleach? OMO Fast Action Handwash contains colour-safe oxygen bleach that is specifically designed for powerful stain removal when washing whites and colours. The bleach that this product contains differs from household bleach which is chlorine based and may damage colours. However, some fabrics are sensitive to even colour-safe bleach. […]'

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The best temperature to wash clothes at depends on the fabric, so always make sure you check the care label beforehand. The advanced formula of OMO detergents makes them just as effective in cold wash temperatures so feel free to switch the setting to cold water wash and do your part to save energy. 

Separating your laundry into similar colours is the safest way to keep whites white and colours vibrant. Use any of our OMO range's for your colour washes and use a cold wash temperature to help prevent your colours from running. Keep your coloured clothes clean and beautiful with Omo

Delicate items of clothing often require handwashing and we have our range of OMO Washing Powders and Liquids to suit your handwashing needs. Explore our tips on mastering the handwashing technique and don’t forget to check clothing care labels to see which parts of your wardrobe need extra TLC.

Omo detergents are tough on stains, but sometimes you need a helping hand. Pre-treat extra stubborn stains and follow our stain removal tips to learn the best stain removal methods to get your clothes clean. Explore our laundry tips and tricks section to learn more.