How to Wash a Barong Tagalog
Hand Wash Only
1. Submerge the barong in a mild detergent solution. Gently agitate the solution with your hand to further distribute soap molecules. Take it up and down several times to let the solution flow through the fabric.
2. For a cocoon or a jusi barong, you can use a soft brush (if necessary) to gently remove stains and visible dirt particularly on the collar, underneath the cuffs, and armholes. For a piña barong, brushing is not recommended. Just apply more detergent on the area with visible dirt. Submerge it in the detergent solution and take it up and down continuously or splash with detergent solution continuously until the dirt disappears.
3. Rinse it well using clean water. Do not squeeze or twist when rinsing.
4. Hang it in a plastic round edge hanger and drip dry with all the buttons in place to maintain its normal shape.