How to unshrink your clothes

We’ve all done it. Tossed an item of clothing into the wash without checking the label and it comes out a smaller version of what went in. But all is not lost. There is a way you can ‘unshrink’ some items of clothing.

April 14, 2022

You will need:

Small bucket or container

Warm water

1 tbsp hair conditioner

  1. Add 1 tbsp of conditioner to the bucket or container filled with the warm water, mixing the conditioner into the water as much as possible.  
  1. Completely soak your shrunken garment in the water/conditioner and leave it in the bucket for 30 minutes.  
  1. Squeeze out any excess water, but don't rinse the clothing.
  1. Lay the clothing on a dry towel and roll the towel, squeezing out as much remaining water as you can, so that it is damp rather than wet.
  1. Lay the clothing on another dry flat towel. As you position it on the towel, stretch it gently back to its pre-shrunk size.
  1. Air dry before wearing.

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