Bedding turning color - can't figure out why

WishUponJune 19, 2013

For the past few washes, the bed sheets and pillowcases are turning a funny color, and it's only the bedding.
I had a deep purple color sheets and that turned kind of reddish in some spots and entirely on the pillowcase.
Bought new blue sheets and the pillowcase turned kinda yellow/white
I've used both front and top load washers and no matter what I keep having this issue.
I'm lost on what's causing it to fade so quickly.
I don't know why... Does anyone have an idea?

Btw I used tide that has color safe bleach in it with Downey fabric softner.
For top load washers I always let the water and detergent mix well before adding clothes...

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georgect

Are you using any benzoyl peroxide on your face/body?
Or any hair products that may be bleaching your sheets?
Are you on any medication that could be seeping out of your pores and altering your body chemistry.

It could be anything.

I've seen white underwear that's washed using bleach also bleach the color out of dress shirts that are tucked into pants and residual bleach lightened the waist area of the shirt.

I only use white sheets as they're easier to keep clean and white.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 1:39AM
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izeve

Sounds like bleaching caused by benzoyl peroxide (common ingredient in acne medications/lotions). Usually it will not be visible until you actually wash the affected item. Do you have dark color towels and are you seeing the same issue on them?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 10:05AM
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demolitionlab

Could be whitening toothpaste -- if you drool in your sleep, the residual toothpaste can bleach the sheets. Took me a while to figure that one out!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 2:21AM
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