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How Do You Make Wool Less Itchy?

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Soaking wool first in a moisturizing, silicone-free shampoo, a silicone-free hair conditioner and then liquid glycerin takes the itch out of wool. The conditioning agents in these products soften coarse wools in the same manner as hair.

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How Do You Make Wool Less Itchy?
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Add a capful of moisturizing, silicone-free shampoo to a sink filled with lukewarm water, and swirl the water to blend in the shampoo. Place the garment into the sink, squeeze the suds through the wool and then allow the garment to soak. After 30 minutes, drain the water from the garment, and use lukewarm water to rinse the soapy water from the garment. Gently squeeze the garment to ensure complete removal of shampoo.

Next, refill the sink, and add a capful of silicone-free hair conditioner, and soak the garment for an hour. Remove the garment, and drain the water from the garment with lukewarm water while gently squeezing it to remove the conditioner from the garment.

The final step requires filling the sink once again with lukewarm water and adding 2 tablespoons of liquid glycerin. Allow the garment to soak for 30 minutes. Do not rinse the water from the garment, but press it against the bottom of the sink to squeeze the water out of it. Roll the garment in a bath towel to absorb any remaining water, and then lay it flat on a drying rack or towel, and allow it to air-dry.

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