So, I washed it today. I had never been this careful with my hair in all my life. I banded it up and washed it. And then rinsed it. I was done. That was it. That was EASY. Band, rinse, wash, rinse, take out bands, press with towel to dry. I'm done. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW. There are no fur balls in the drain trap. None stuck on the back of the tub. This means no tumbleweeds to pick up before and after vacuuming. WOW.