How to take care of your mohair
You do not need to clean your mohair regularly as it is hair which means it is self cleaning. Plus unlike some fibers, mohair actually repels dirt.
Mohair is super easy to clean and will last a very long time if you follow the simple rules listed below.
If your mohair is very dirty, you may rinse it gently with a hose or in a sink with cold or warm water (not hot) until the water runs clear. You can also fill a bucket of cold or warm water (not hot) and gently agitated it or dip in the water to remove dirt. When the water runs clear then your mohair is clean. When using a bucket, you may need to change the water a few times until the water runs clear. Please if possible tack leather pieces off before submerging into water.
If the mohair is muddy, pick off the bigger pieces and then let the water do the rest. If your horse is shedding, you can pick off the bigger pieces of the fur clumps to make it easier to clean. You do not need to worry about the little pieces of fur as it is fine if it gets embedded into the mohair as it will not bother your horse and can add more cushion.
Let it hang or lay flat to dry as long as it is out of direct sunlight. Please make sure it is not in direct sunlight as it will break down the mohair fibers faster. You may also add mild/ natural soap when washing but it is not necessary as mohair has natural oils.
Please avoid chemicals such as harsh soaps and fly spray that could damage the mohair. If you need to use fly spray, I would spray your horse first before using your mohair.
DO NOT EVER PUT MOHAIR IN A WASHING MACHINE OR DRYER. This will ruin your tack and leather.
Keep moths away as they can do a lot of damage in a very short period of time. If you are storing you mohair product, either wrap it in a plastic bag or make sure you are using some kind of repellent like moth balls. Animals such as dogs and cats love the smell of mohair, please store it where they cannot reach the mohair.