08/03/2015 12:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Unshrink Clothing in 3 Easy Steps!

Have you ever accidentally put something in the dryer that maybe shouldn't have been there and then have it come out fitting a four-year-old instead of you? Yes, haven't we all. I finally found an easy way to unshrink clothing that actually works!


Here is how to unshrink clothing:

  1. Fill up a bucket/bowl of lukewarm water. Make sure it's not too hot.
  2. Add in 1 tbls of soft hair conditioner. I usually use this one, but I am sure any kind of soft conditioner would work.
  3. Soak the piece of clothing for 30 minutes and gently stretch the piece of clothing back to its original shape. Hand wash to rinse out the conditioner and lay flat to dry.

This has worked every time I try it! The conditioner relaxes the fibers of the clothing and makes it soft so it's easy to stretch back into shape.

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