For as wet as my brow and hair get there isn't any odor yet. I bet there's some specially treated cloth inside it. It just occurred to me to toss out the question to see what everyone does. You know, a few minutes with a hair dryer should speed up the drying, or just some sun rays. One thing I would not do is put it back in the box when damp. I save everything and most likely have the tag to it if I looked. When I find it I'll post what Intl says to do. In the mean time I think I'll go make it wet.