How do you get brand new ipod headphones unsticky/not so rubbery?

I just bought a brand new ipod and I hate how the headphones are so rubbery.. when i put them in my pocket and take them out they get so tangled and i had an old pair that i loved that werent rubbery at all.. is there any liquid or something that i can put on the headphones cord to make them un-sticky?
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