For many silk pajamas, dry cleaning is recommended. However, you can clean them at home with right steps.
The agitation of the washer might cause problems with silk fabrics. And, hot water will damage silk. If you want to keep your silk boxers and pajamas for a long time, you had better wash them by using the gentlest agitation, cold water, and detergent or soap made especially for “delicates”.
Do not use regular laundry detergent, for it will damage the natural oils of silk fabric.
Use detergents used for baby clothing or some other type of mild soap.
Do not use chlorine bleach on silk.
Never use starch on silk.
Drain the sink and rinse in cold water once you’ve gently swished the garments around in the sink.
Never wring or twist out your men’s silk pajamas.
Place the garment out on a clean white towel, and gently roll it up to take out as much water as you can.
Do not put silk in the dryer.
Hang silk garments up to dry on plastic or wooden hangers, or on a clothesline.
Do not expose the silk garments you’re washing to strong sun or dry heat. Otherwise, silk will fade.
Iron silk when it is slightly damp.
The iron temperature should be 250 to 300 degrees Fahrenhei.
Do not use high heat or steam on silk.
Iron the fabric on the reverse side.
Do not place silk in plastic bags.
If you want to wear body lotion, cologne, or deodorant with a silk garment, you should apply it to your skin, and then wait a few minutes, and finally put silk garment.