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Surf washing powder is known for its super whitening power.

Surf is a brand of laundry detergent with an accompanying range of laundry products. It launched in 1959 and is now available in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, with a comprehensive range of offerings including bars, powders, liquids, tablets and capsules.

Laundry detergent is an essential part of any household, but it can be difficult to find the right one for your needs. Luckily Surf has got you covered with the Surf Washing Powder range which is formulated with whitening technology to make your white clothes whiter and keep your colours bright!

Find your perfect Surf laundry detergent in our super whitening range of powders now. We have a range of Surf detergent products for washing your clothes that will ensure dazzling whites and brights.

What is Whitening Technology?

Surf’s range of laundry detergent powders for hand washing have been formulated with whitening technology. The super whitening granules in the Surf laundry powder, remove the yellowness caused by repeated wearing and washing. Surf’s unique whitening granule formulation delivers superior whiteness on cottons and synthetic fabrics in just seven washes.

Surf is specially formulated to restore dull or yellowed garments back to their original whiteness. Surf products will also work their magic on coloured clothing. Even though it is especially made to restore whiteness, Surf powders will clean and brighten your coloured garments too.

What Washing Powder Products Does Surf Offer?

Surf washing powder is specifically formulated for hand washing. It is a high foaming washing powder so it is not advisable to use it in washing machines like twin tubs, top loaders or front loaders.

We cater for all kinds of usage needs, so you’ll find a variety of packaging sizes from Surf, including;

  • 125g
  • 300g
  • 600g
  • 1kg
  • 2kg
  • 3kg
  • 5kg

Why is Surf the Best at Restoring Brightness in Your White Clothes?

Surf has super whitening granules to deep clean your white clothes and leave them looking whiter than ever. Surf’s unique formulation of whitening granules delivers superior whiteness, wash after wash.

Did you know that Surf is better for the environment too? Our flexible bag packaging needs less energy to produce than the cardboard boxes used by other washing powders, making us more eco-friendly than many of our competitors.

Surf offers a comprehensive range of laundry detergents to meet every need. Our bars are perfect for heavily soiled clothes, while our powders and liquids are ideal for people with sensitive skin. We also have tablets and capsules that offer a great value for money.

Contact Unilever about Surf

If you have any questions or comments about Surf, please visit our contact page.


1. Which company produces Surf?

Unilever produces Surf products in South Africa.

2. Is Surf good for a washing machine?

Surf’s range of hand washing powders are not suitable for machine washing because of the high-foaming quality. It’s best to wash your garments with Surf by hand and then in the machine with a suitable product thereafter.

3. Which is the best Surf detergent?

Surf has a comprehensive range of washing powders, soaps, liquids and gels that are perfect for every cleaning need in the home.

4. How do you wash with Surf?

Follow the direction on every pack of Surf washing powder for correct usage instructions. One cap of washing powder in a bucket of warm water should suffice.

5. How do you use Surf hand washing powder?

Dissolve Surf washing powder into a bucket of water and ensure you have a good foam on top. Soak your white or bright clothes in the water for 10 – 15 minutes before hand washing them.

Contact Unilever about Surf

If you have any questions or comments about Surf, please visit our contact page.

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