I absolutely love wearing a nice soft, white t-shirt, however, I think I dried 6 of mine on the hot drying cycle for too long. They came out feeling somewhat rough and like there was sand in the fibers. I have 4 others that are still nice and soft. All are Fruit Of The Loom Crew White t-shirts. When we buy me a new package of FOTL t-shirts, I also wash them before wearing. Then, in the dryer they go. If I set the dryer on medium heat, it will take the t-shirts "for ever and a day" to dry, whereas the high heat takes much shorter time. But, from what I've read online, high heat can kill the softness of a t-shirt. So...…...how do you wash and dry t-shirts, whether they are white or colored ones?