When a stuffie has been through the washer/dryer, its fur can become matted easily, especially longer fur.
Here’s few tips to fluff out your favorite plush doll/animal after a good wash.
- Start by rinsing them completely off and be sure to squeeze out all the soap.
- Get them to be damp instead of dripping wet.
- Then take your comb and brush out their fur in the direction it is already going (or again in a circle/just straight up for short directionless fur).
- If you are conditioning their fur, you’ll need to condition > comb > rinse > comb again.
After they’re all rinsed off put them on a towel to soak up the water and let them dry for a day to a few days (depending on their size).
Finally, when it’s completely dry and the hair on the animal is stiff, brush it with a softer hair brush.
The result will be a soft fuzzy clean and significantly fluffier animal.
A little dirt or stain can mean a lot of love in a child’s favorite stuffed animal. Take this into mind when thinking about washing a stuffed animal. Only wash them thoroughly when necessary. This is especially important if the plushie is well-worn or very old. Some plush toys may not survive a heavy wash. Washing stuffed animals is easy if you follow these helpful tips, but you always run the risk of damage. If there’s no danger, a tiny bit of wear and tear can add to their charm.
Please note that PlushySpace.com does not take responsibility for damage done by following any of these cleaning methods.