Caring for your Braided Horsehair Jewelry

  

Horsehair is very durable and will last a very long time with a little care.

 

-To prevent damage from moths and insects, store in an airtight container. A piece of cedar is a good idea.

 

-Wearing horsehair jewelry beside other jewelry or watches could fray the hair.

 

-Remove hair jewelry before swimming as chemicals can dry and damage the horsehair.

 

-Wash your hair jewelry 1-2 times a year with mild shampoo and conditioner. While wet, either wear the jewelry or  tie your bracelet or necklace around a round object (such as a soda can for bracelets) and let it dry. 

 

 

How to clean the sterling silver beads and end caps:

-In most cases using a silver polishing cloth such as a Sunshine brand cloth will be sufficient to remove tarnish and nicely shine your silver. (See order form for ordering)

 

-If your silver has become excessively tarnished you may need to use a silver polishing cream. I recommend Flitz brand polish (see order form for ordering) as it does not contain acid or ammonia. Use a Q-tip or similar item to apply a very small amount of polish to the silver piece and gently rub. Use extreme care not to get the polish on the horsehair. Finish by rubbing with a clean dry cloth or Sunshine cloth. Gently wash your horsehair jewelry to remove any polish that may have gotten onto the braid in warm water with shampoo and follow with conditioner. (Shampoo and conditioner for human hair is fine.) While wet either wear the jewelry or  tie your bracelet or necklace around a round object (such as a soda can for bracelets) and let it dry.