1. Crochet and finish item.
2. Wet and shampoo item.
3. Saturate item in conditioner and let sit in cold water for an hour.
4. Wash item like you normally would. I washed mine warm, delicate, with homemade laundry soap.
5. I let my item air dry because we don't have a dryer. The tutorials said to dry with a dryer sheet, but after mine air-dried it was surprisingly soft.