Salt is in sweat, and as the socks dry, the salt crystallizes and makes them hard. It can also break down any chemicals or dirt that have built up inside the shoes. I think you should wash the socks like you would any other piece of clothing, and then give them a good rinse in a lot of water to get rid of the salt and any other chemicals.
A washcloth is a small towel that you should only use on your face and other smaller, more sensitive parts of your body. You don’t need to bring a washcloth into the shower with you because you’ll get one to dry your face anyway. The only thing you need is a bar of soap.
How can socks get softer after they’ve been washed?
Add a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda and, just in case, a tablespoon of Multi-purpose Gel with Cleaning Vinegar to your washing machine. Both will do a great job of softening your clothes, and the lemon scent will give your clothes a lovely, clean smell. Socks will no longer be a pain to fold!
Why do socks get hard after being washed?
Socks get hard and crusty when dirt isn’t washed out completely or when hard water builds up in the fibers of the fabric. It’s not fun to wear hard socks, especially if they still smell and are dirty after being washed.
Why do my socks feel so hard and dry?
When sweat and dead skin cells mix, they make a thin slime that looks like mud when it dries. So, by the time it has dried completely and stuck to the fibers of your socks, it is a crusty, dusty mess.