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How to rehydrate a fur coat ?

Sometimes the inevitable happens—a fur coat dries out. While uncommon, this can definitely happen. This usually occurs if the fur coat has been around for quite some time and has been exposed to harmful elements such as water, dust, and other pollutants. These elements can affect the quality of the coat and, as a result, you are left with a fur product that is coarse and dry. If this ever happens to your fur coat, don’t be discouraged because not all hope is lost: there are a myriad of ways where you can restore your fur coat to its natural glory. One of them is through the process of rehydration. If you need guidance on how to go about it, read on to find out the answers to some of the most common questions regarding the topic:

Can a dried-out coat ever be restored?

The quick and simple answer is yes. There are a lot of furriers who are able to restore this for you professionally. It is advised to go to a professional as the fur material can be sensitive and there may need to be more care taken to restore it. And sometimes only experts are able to do the process in an efficient and effective way. Do check online if there is one near your area. Otherwise, with proper research and knowledge, you may be able to revive your fur again by yourself, in the comfort of your own home.

How do I make my fur soft again?

If you need to make your fur soft again, you need not look further than your very own bathroom. While it should not be the first course of action for maintaining the quality of your fur—we would always advise going to a professional for such a process—there are products that could also be used for restoring and reviving the beauty of your lynx fur coat. For hydrating your fur coat, you would need a hair conditioner or fabric softener mixed with two cups of warm water. Combine both in a spray bottle and spray it on the area that needs care. Brush the part gently and let it dry. You can find more information on cleaning and storing your fur coat in our article.

How do I dry a wet coat?

Getting your coat wet is also one reason why a coat would dry out. If your fur coat ever gets wet, whether by accident or because of rain, you can dry a fur coat by shaking it out gently and hanging it to dry in an area with good ventilation. You can also hang it next to a heater if you have one at home. This makes sure that the fur coat doesn’t dry out afterward, and it also helps with making the fur soft again.

How do you refresh a fur coat?

Aside from spraying it with a mixture of fabric softener or hair conditioner plus water, what you can do afterward is also to try and blow dry it, but be careful not to use heat as this damages the fur coat. You can also brush it softly with a fur coat brush which you can easily find online. They not only soften your fur, but they are also good for removing dust or dirt from the coat. Don’t ever brush it with a normal brush that you use for your hair as it is different, and this might lead to further damage or drying out of your fur coat. If you do not have a proper fur brush, another alternative is to simply run your fingers through the fur. It will be more complicated for the crocodile coats.

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