Feather pillows can seem to deflate after our heads have squished them night after night. You can restore feather pillows to their original loft with a bit of maintenance, with or without washing. When you are done, your old feather pillow will feel puffy, soft and almost new.
Place a dry feather pillow in the dryer.
Dampen a cloth with a little bit of liquid fabric softener.
Add the cloth to the feather pillow in the dryer.
Set the dryer to low heat for 10 minutes and start. According to University of Nebraska at Lincoln Extension, this removes the humidity from the pillow and restores resiliency.
Put a down pillow that has been freshly washed and thoroughly rinsed in the washing machine, in the dryer.
Add three clean tennis balls to the dryer.
Set the dryer to low heat. Turn it on to its longest time setting. Start the dryer.
Check the pillows after three hours of drying time, resetting the dryer as necessary. Feather pillows can take as long as six hours to dry and fluff completely after washing. The longer you dry the better, as mold can develop inside feather pillows that are not thoroughly dry.