When I was a teenager, I pretty much wore black all the time. Instead of trading in my light colored clothes for new dark ones, I found if I used Rit dye, I could get more black clothes on a shoestring budget. It’s been years since I used Rit dye and I have expanded my wardrobe from all black to let a lot of neutrals and some color in. I have a pair of black pants from Old Navy that I purchased about a year ago and as they started to fade, I remembered I could use Rit dye to darken them again.
Keeping black clothes pure black is nearly impossible, but you can always use Rit dye to make a favorite piece of clothing black again after normal wear. I’ve always used a large stock pot to dye my clothing, simmering the clothing in water and dye for about half an hour, then rinsing in cold water and washing as normal. I have a pair of stainless steel tongs that help move the fabric through the water to get an even dye. A little work saved me from having to find another paid of black pants that fit as well as these did. If you are looking for a way to make black pants dark again, I highly recommend purchasing some Rit dye. It comes in a variety of colors so you can really dye clothing any color you would like. With black, it is important to use two boxes of the dry powder or twice the amount of liquid. With any dye, it is important to make sure you clean up any spills right away and take precautions to prevent them. Counter tops can be ruined if you spill some of the dye on them accidentally.