How to Fix Faux Fur Clumping Tangles

by Heather Robson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Faux fur can give you an elegant look without breaking the bank or your ethical codes. Most faux furs are made from synthetic fibers to look as real as possible. To keep your faux fur accessories and clothing items looking their best, it’s important to take good care of them and do your best to prevent tangling and clumping in the fibers—but despite your best efforts, you might find that your faux fur develops clumps.

Lay the faux fur out on a flat surface so you can work through the tangles systematically.

Use a soft-bristled brush to brush the fur. Brush the entire garment first, then focus your efforts on the tangles. Use gentle strokes and brush in the direction of the fur’s natural grain.

Use a wide-toothed comb or pick to work out the most stubborn tangles and clumps. Be very careful as you do this; you don’t want to pull out a noticeable amount of fur.

Once all the tangles are out, brush the entire garment again using the soft-bristled brush. This will help give the fur an even look, hopefully making it look good as new.


  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—prevent tangles by keeping your faux fur dry, by having it professionally cleaned and by brushing it thoroughly with a soft brush once a week.

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Heather Robson has more than 10 years of professional writing experience with articles appearing in publications such as "Portland Magazine" and "Treasure Valley Family Magazine." Her education is in physics and English literature, so she's ready to tackle any topic that comes her way.