The simple trick that promises the end of ladders in your tights

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The simple trick that promises the end of ladders in your tights for good (but make sure you take them off before doing it!)
A tip advises to wet your tights and freeze before wearing 
Only needs to be done once when new and takes a day to defrost
It strengthens and firms the tights' fibres making it less likely to happen

Forget dabbing clear nail varnish on holes in tights to prevent them from running - there's a new trick which promises to stop nicks in the first place.


As the mornings turn colder, black opaques are once again becoming a fail-safe for winter. 

However, it can be a hassle when once false move can leave you with a ladder the length of your leg.

Freeze your tights before wearing them and it will strengthen them and make them less likely to rip

However, according to PureWow, there is a simple trick that you can do at home, which means nicks can be avoided with one simple solution - freezing your tights before wearing them.

This relatively unknown and incredibly cheap tip promises to work to prevent tights from running.

So instead of getting having the clear nail polish on standby when a rip happens, you can prevent it using this tiny trick.

After buying a new pair of tights, before wearing them, take them out of their packaging and run them under a cold tap until they are damp.

Then place them in a plastic bag and put into the freezer overnight.

Run the tights under water then freeze overnight and leave defrost for the day

After taking them out the next morning, leave them a day to thaw out.

But after doing this just once, the tights will be significantly stronger, according to the website. 

By putting tights in the freezer, it firms and strengthens the individual fibres of your tights and makes them less likely to ladder.

David Rigby, buyer and hosiery expert at the Sock Shop, said: 'Freezing your tights creating a "cryogenic stress relief" process on the nylon. 

'How this works is, cold temperatures stop the molecules from moving and strengthen each fibre of the tights. 

'Then by bringing them back to room temperature, the molecules loosen up, rearrange and release most of the internal pressure between them. 

'This makes the material very uniform on a molecular level, therefore reducing the weak spots that cause the snagging in the nylon.' 


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