Cold in one’s hose

Now here’s a catchy title: How Freezing Your Tights Will Change Your Whole Damn Life.

Oh, they mean it, all right:

Those opaque bad boys are a lifesaver when the temps start to majorly dip … if only they stayed run-free for longer than, oh, a day. Good thing there’s a super-easy trick for extending the life of your tights.

You freeze them.

Yes, it sounds crazy, but hear us out: The next time you buy a new pair (and before you wear them), run them under water until they’re damp. Then place them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Take them out and give them a day to defrost and thaw out.

You only need to do this once — after that, you’re good to go. The chilly temps firm and strengthen the individual fibers of your tights, making them less susceptible to runs later on.

Hmmm. Wonder if this works on sheer, or at least non-opaque, varieties.

(And why am I hearing about this only now?)

1 comment

  1. fillyjonk »

    5 June 2016 · 8:16 pm

    I’m sad Mythbusters ended ‘cos I’d really like to see them test this out. (I admit to a strong streak of “can’t be arsed” myself, unless I knew FOR SURE this worked).

    I consider pantyhose to be, at most, one-use items. (And yes, I have gotten a run in a new pair AS I was putting them on. Enough to make me curse at 6 am.)

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