Is cashmere beanie itchy?

By now you probably know how cashmere is made. Nevertheless, just to give you a brief idea the fiber has an extremely fine diameter that is less than 18.5 microns (thinner than a human hair). A grade A cashmere is less than 15.5 microns - which is the best quality cashmere. What makes cashmere so soft is it’s bumpiness.

Yes, its irregularity is what makes it cling so tight that it doesn’t have any string hanging out loosely like that of wool. If your cashmere beanies are itchy, most likely you don’t have a quality cashmere beanie, or you’re prone to itchiness. To check if you’re prone to itchiness, try different cashmere beanies.

However, cashmere beanies are designed - or at least - are meant to be so soft that if you wrap a newly born baby with it, it won’t leave any rashes or scars.

Sad but true, there are many sellers in the market that sell cashmere beanies as 100% cashmere, but in truth, they are selling you is a cashmere blend or not a cashmere at all.

Real 100% cashmere beanies are supposed to get softer as you put them on, versus fake "100% cashmere" beanies tend to get loser and will start pilling off without you even getting to take a good picture in them. To make matters worse, some manufactures treat cashmere with softening chemicals so that you can feel their softness on the very first touch - Be careful of such tactics. Those chemicals can lead to more itchiness, and more pilling over time.

Let's say you shopped for multiple Cashmere beanies but still find yourself itching your scalp, here are two methods you can follow:

Method One: White Vinegar and water:

Step 1 – Take a tub deep enough to soak your Cashmere beanie completely. Add cold water and add about 2 tbsp of white vinegar in it. Now set your cashmere beanie in the mixture.

Step 2 – Flip your Cashmere beanie inside out.

Step 3 – Let it stay in the mixture for about 15 minutes. Do not scrub your cashmere beanie while doing this.

Step 4 - Remove the cashmere beanie from the tub and rinse it with cold water. Lay it on top of a towel and roll the towel to release excess water. Hang to air dry.

Once dried, enjoy your cashmere beanie with less itch!

Method 2: Using a high-quality hair conditioner (one without silicones or sulfate):

Step 1 – Wash your cashmere beanie with baby shampoo. Here’s the link on how to hand wash your cashmere. Before you air dry them, follow the next step.

Step 2 – Take about one tablespoon of hair conditioner into your hands and gently work the conditioner onto your cashmere beanie.

​Step 3 – Let your cashmere beanie soak in the conditioner for about 30 minutes. Make sure you don’t leave it long enough that it dries.

Step 4 – Now rinse off the conditioner with cold water leaving no traces of conditioner. Do not rub your cashmere beanie hard at any time during this process. Lay it on top of a towel and roll the towel to release excess water, and let it air dry.

We hope this helps. If you have any questions about cashmere, please email them to us at

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