You often buy pantyhose, but never resist the vagaries of everyday life? There is a trick to make them much more resistant. This will save you money and you will not have to buy new pairs very (or too) often. This is how you give your tights a second life!

How to keep pantyhose longer?

  • Washing method

First of all, it is best to wash your tights only by hand. If you must use a wash in the washing machine, it is worth putting the tights in an underwear bag. This will keep them from coming into contact with the rest of the wash, drastically reducing the risk of damage.

  • Freeze your tights to make them last longer

Tights are a fashion accessory of choice that you can wear any time of year. However, we especially use them in the fall and winter when the temperature outside is low. Although they are practical, it only takes a moment of inattention for a hole to appear in them. To avoid this, you just need to moisten them lightly with water before using them for the first time and put them in the refrigerator for about an hour. After this time, take them out and wait for them to dry before you can wear them. To maintain the resilience of the pantyhose over time, you can repeat this trick as many times as you wear them. This will make the nylon softer and stronger.

How to repair a hole in the tights without replacing them?

If you’ve just left home for an appointment, a job interview or a day at work and have the anxiety of discovering a hole in your tights when it’s too late to replace them, know that there are two tips to fix it. Although it’s not a permanent solution, nail polish and hairspray can quickly harden pantyhose fibers and keep them in place for a day or night.

The nail polish trick

Step 1: Remove the pin and apply clear nail polish all around the hole and outward about half an inch from the edge.

Step 2: Wait a few minutes for the nail polish to dry and harden. The polish will seal the hole to prevent it from expanding.

Step 3: Turn the pantyhose over to repeat the process on the other side. Let the varnish dry for a few minutes. Once you notice that it has hardened, you can put the tights back on.

The hairspray trick

Use the hairspray method if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for the nail polish to dry.

Step 1: Take off the pantyhose and then put your hand inside to stretch the hole against your skin.  Do this slowly so you don’t tear the hole further.

Step 2: Spray hairspray generously around the entire hole and around the edges until the area around the hole is saturated. Let the spray dry for a few minutes.

Step 3: Flip the tights over and repeat the process on the other side. Finally, allow to dry.