How to unshrink your shrunken clothes.

True fact: you can unshrink your clothes. Yes, really.

There is nothing worse than thinking you’re done with laundry only to realise your favorite sweater has shrunken to baby-sized (or… head-sized?) proportions.

But it doesn’t have to be so.

#laundryfail #honeyishrunkmysweater

A photo posted by Kirsty (@kirsty_brucestudio) on Apr 17, 2016 at 7:05pm PDT

Before you throw that jumper into the donation pile (or consider trying to rock the jumper crop top) try this easy way to unshrink your shrunken garment.

All you need is some baby shampoo (or conditioner) and a sink.

  1. Fill your sink up with lukewarm water, make sure it’s lukewarm and not hot – hot will make it shrink more.
  2. Add 1/3 a cup of conditioner or baby shampoo to the water mixture, and soak your shrunken clothes in the mixture for half an hour.
  3. Drain the sink, and squeeze excess water out of your sweater.
  4. Pull your sweater out to the size you want it to be, and let it dry, once it’s completely dry rinse the mixture out and let it air dry again.

Et voila, your jumper/favorite shrunken thing is good as new.

The fashion items we’ve blown way too much money on…

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