I have a handful of wool garments- mostly Ibex. I've been noticing some of them are starting to get more itchy. I don't wash them often, and when I do I use Ivory Snow on the gentle (wool) cycle on my front load washer and lay them all flat on the dining room table, on some bath towels, overnight to dry.
I read an article a while back purporting the use of hair conditioner to soften wool garments. I tried it on a pair of socks (not biggie if they were ruined) and they felt softer but I'm still gun-shy to try it on an expensive top.
What do you do to keep your wool clothes soft against the skin? I am a realist and I don't expect them to be cotton or synthetic microfiber soft, but as longs as it's not driving me nuts and anxious to change out of it, I'll be ok.