How to Make Your Itchy Sweater Feel Softer

5 Materials
45 Minutes

Want to know how to stop a sweater from itching and make it feel nice and soft?

I’m going to show you how to do just that using hair conditioner and distilled white vinegar. Let’s begin!

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Tools and materials:

  • Sweater
  • Hair conditioner
  • Still white vinegar
  • Spoon
  • Ziploc bag
Turning sweater inside out

1. Turn inside out

Turn the sweater inside out.

Adding vinegar to water

2. Add vinegar to water

Fill a basin with cold water and add three tablespoons of white vinegar to it.

Soaking sweater

3. Soak sweater

Soak your sweater in the water for 15 minutes. Then drain the water.

Applying conditioner

4. Apply conditioner

While your sweater is still damp, massage the conditioner into the fibers. Then let it sit for 30 minutes.

Rinsing sweater

5. Rinse sweater

Rinse the sweater thoroughly with cold water.

Squeezing water out

6. Squeeze out water

Squeeze out any excess water, then lay the sweater flat to dry.

Sweater in Ziploc bag

7. Place in freezer

Once the sweater is dry, fold it neatly, place it inside a large Ziploc bag, and put it in the freezer overnight.

The vinegar and conditioner will soften the fibers, while freezing it will stop them from sticking out and poking you. 

How to fix an itchy sweater

How to make your itchy sweater feel softer

Give this hack a try for yourself, and let me know what you think!

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Suggested materials:
  • Sweater
  • Hair conditioner
  • Still white vinegar
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