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types of shirts that bleach from bp

I was wondering what type of materials and colors actually bleach from bp. The ones I am assure of are white and gray colored shirts. I have a green shirt that never bleaches, is it because of color or I was thinking about if the material of the shirt matters. Just wondering what others experienced.

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Anything that is not white can be bleached out from BP. You are only safe with white.

Oh that sucks, because I get tried of wearing white everyday to school. There is no real style if the color is limited. oh wells thanks

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From the FAQs:

Q: What can I do to help prevent BP from bleaching my stuff?

A: The fact that BP bleaches fabric is in my opinion its biggest drawback. Sometimes there's not a lot you can do about it. However, these tips may help:

  • Wash and dry hands thoroughly after handling benzoyl peroxide.

  • Do not rub sweat from your face on your clothing.

  • Put your clothes on first, then apply BP. If you apply BP first and then put on your clothes, hold your shirt neck holes open wide while pulling them so they don't touch the face. Do the same when removing your shirts.

  • Use white towels.

  • Wear a white t-shirt under clothing if you are treating your back/chest with BP.

  • Dab sweat off with a clean dry towel to avoid run-off onto clothing.

  • Take your shirt off before washing your face in the sink so the wash water doesn't get splashed onto your shirt by accident.

  • When washing at the sink, if you have a carpeted bathroom, place a towel under your feet to catch any drips that may fall while you are washing.

  • Use white pillowcases and sheets. In a pinch, an old t-shirt can also be used as a pillowcase.

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I was wondering what type of materials and colors actually bleach from bp. The ones I am assure of are white and gray colored shirts. I have a green shirt that never bleaches, is it because of color or I was thinking about if the material of the shirt matters. Just wondering what others experienced.

this is not true. there seem to be some fabrics that are resilient to being bleached by bp, but i havent figured out which ones. i know that my blue pillowcase at home has had years of being slept on with bp on my face, and is still the same color, but my brown pillowcase here bleached the first night i slept on it

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I'm not sure about this, but I think white shirts can get bleached/discolored from contact with BP too. I have a white hoodie and I'm pretty sure it has gotten a different tone in the parts of the hood that have been in contact with my skin. I could be wrong, sometimes fabrics get that way when they "grow old", however I feel pretty confident the BP has been messing with it.

The only hoodie I own that doesn't really seem get bleached despite LOTS of contact with BP is actually gray. However, I also own a gray t-shirt that has gotten close to BLACK around the edges, so I think the type of fabric matters. Would be super interesting to get to the bottom of this so we all could adapt. Dan should definitely do some sort of experiment with different fabrics/colors!

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