It is absolutely necessary that you have to care more for the Bjj Gi. It has altogether different tips as far as the type of washing is concerned. The kind of washing the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi requires is a lot different from what the other types of wear need. Usually the manufacturers of the Jiu Jitsu gear also recommend the method of washing too. They do not recommend the use of bleach in the washing of your Bjj Gi. Your gear is safe once you follow the directions given by the manufacturer regarding the washing procedure.
You need to understand that washing your Bjj Gi needs more attention than washing the gear of any other martial art in the sense that Bjj involves rigorous grappling and causes you to sweat more too. This is the reason why the Jiu Jitsu Gi is made of a thick material. It has to be durable after all in addition to being thick. It is interesting to note that you get varieties of lightweight Bjj kimonos in the sporting goods shops nowadays. This is because of the fact that they are durable too. You can be sure that the new types of lightweight Bjj Gi weigh just about 4 lbs and are easy to wash and are long-lasting too. The lightweight Jiu Jitsu Gi is more comfortable on the mats too while you roll during the play.
It is advisable to wash your Bjj Kimonos every time you train or compete. In fact daily washing is highly recommended in case you attend training sessions on a daily basis. Do your best not to wear the same Bjj Gi if you train twice a day. Do not dump your washer with more that two lightweight Bjj Kimonos at a time. This is to ensure that your washer is not overloaded. It is true that an overloaded washer does not perform its duty to its potential. Since the manufacturers do not recommend the use of bleach in the process of washing, you can use vinegar while washing your Bjj Gi. Vinegar has the power to kill odors without damaging the material. Your Bjj Gi fabric is safe when you use vinegar. The same is not guaranteed while using bleach.
Line drying is highly recommended in sunny places because the Sun acts directly on the bacteria to remove them. Take care to use your Bjj Gi only when it gets dried after a thorough wash. Never wear your Jiu Jitsu Gi when it is wet or not dried properly. Line drying always needs a plenty of time and hence allow your Bjj Gi to dry by giving it sufficient time under the Sun because the more it is wet the more it gives room for bacteria to grow and to cause funk. It is equally true that washing your Jiu Jitsu Gi in cold water would do a world of good to the life of the gear.