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What is Fabric Softener?

Fabric softener is a liquid that coats the surface of your clothes in a thin layer of lubricants to make them feel softer and smoother.

Fabric softener has several benefits: it provides some resistance to stains and wrinkles, prevents static cling and improves how easily an iron will glide over the clothes. If you have a top-load washer, pour the fabric softener into the cuplike dispenser at the top of the agitator; add it manually during the rinse cycle if there is no dispenser. If you have a front-load washer, add the fabric softener to the proper dispenser, and it will automatically dispense during the final rinse.

Benefits of using fabric softener

  • Leaves clothes feeling soft and smelling fresh
  • Provides resistance to stains and wrinkles
  • Prevents static cling
  • Improves glide during ironing

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