I put “Red” to the test of being washed. She passed with flying colours despite being hung by her loops. Cold water and hung out to dry did the trick. “Orange” and “Brown” did not fare as well. They went in the washing machine/dryer to see if they could stand up. Unfortunately, the loopy locks ran a bit onto their foreheads. So from now on, I prewash all the cord. When loopylocks needs a bath, she can be hand washed and laid flat to dry or hung from her loops. Note to self… stay away from the washing machine and dryer!