1. How to clean your faux fur
Faux fur clothing trend is taking the center stage in the fur fashion industry today.. Faux fur offers some advantages over real fur by being more resistant to insect damage and more stable during moisture and temperature changes. Faux or fake fur coats take a bit of extra care to keep them looking their best all year round. While many faux fur coats or trimmed garments recommend dry cleaning only, faux fur can be cleaned at home. If you do decide to take it to a dry cleaner, make sure that the company is well-trained.
The same cleaning techniques recommended for faux fur coats can be used for faux fur blankets, throws and removable pillow covers that have become a decorating staple.
You will have the best results when cleaning faux fur that is short in length or looped. Long-haired and shaggy faux fur accessories are very prone to knotting and matting. If you plan to wash them at home, long and shaggy faux fur should always be hand washed. When cleaning any type of faux fur, avoid as much agitation (spinning or wringing) and high heat as possible.
2. How to Smooth and Untangle Faux Fur
After washing, the fur may appear to be slightly matted. You can fluff it up again by brushing gently with a soft bristled brush. You can also toss the coat into a tumble dryer and use the AIR ONLY setting. NO HEAT!
In addition to brushing the coat, you may be able to smooth the fibers by mixing a teaspoon of hair conditioner with 2 cups of water. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and spritz the fur in a small area. Use a soft bristle brush to gently brush the fur. Work in a small area and work slowly. If fibers come out, then you are brushing too hard. When you are finished, wipe down the area with a clean, damp white cloth and allow to air dry.