How To Prevent Your Fur Coat From Shedding

When you buy a fur coat, you expect it to last for a long time. After all, it’s a pretty substantial investment. Fur coats can hold onto their value very well, so you want it to remain at a level of quality that is as close to that of its original state as possible. But one of the natural occurrences of owning a fur coat is shedding – it’s inevitable. Just as easily as hair falls out of your head, so it does with a fur coat. However, the good news is there are ways to prevent it from happening so frequently.

Fur coats are made up of pelts consisting of a top layer of longer, guard hair, and a second layer of shorter under fur, which is closer to the animal’s body and keeps it warm. When a fur coat starts to shed a lot, it could be a sign that the leather underneath the pelt is starting to dry out, allowing the fur to more easily detach. Therefore it’s best to be mindful of where your fur is stored in order for this to be minimized. In order to prevent your fur coat from shedding, take your fur to a furrier for storage during warmer months. They are able to closely monitor and control temperature and humidity in their facilities, which will keep your coat in top condition until the cooler months arrive. If you decide to keep your fur coat at home, do not store it in the basement as temperatures are more susceptible to fluctuate there.

Have your fur coat cleaned periodically by a furrier in order to make sure it is properly conditioned. This will keep the fur from becoming brittle and dry. Be sure to put in in a cloth bag when taking it to get cleaned. Never use a plastic bag as this can trap in heat and damage the fur. And do not leave the coat hanging in bright light, as again, these conditions dry out the fur.

One of the easiest things you can do to prevent your fur coat from shedding is to cause as little friction with the coat as possible. If you carry a purse, try not to let it continuously rub against the fur as this induces it to shed. Continuous friction can also cause the fur to wear down. Also refrain from pinning jewelry to the coat or sitting in it for long lengths of time as these activities can crush the fur. And always hang the coat on a broad-shouldered hanger so that it has ample storage space in your closet.

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