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    Feb 24, 2017

    Yes, You Can Unshrink Your Clothes

    "Don't cry for me." —Your shrunken pants

    Are you ~known~ for shrinking your clothes?

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    Maybe you just don't pay attention to the care labels? Or you always forget that one shirt that needs to be hand washed?

    Weep no more. Why? Because there's a trick to UNSHRINK your clothes.

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    Watch and be AMAZED.

    First of all, WHY THE HELL DO CLOTHES SHRINK ANYWAY?

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    Natural fibers like cotton shrink in warm water because they're returning to their natural size. During the fabric-making process, fibers are spun and drawn in order to make thread. When those stretched out fibers interact with water, shrinkage occurs.

    Here's how to unshrink your clothes...

    Step 1: Fill a bucket or a large bowl with warm water and add a capful of baby shampoo.

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    Make sure the water isn't too ~hot~.

    Step 2: Soak the item and gently massage it with your hands.

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    This will help relax the fibers in the clothing.

    Step 3: Remove the item from the water and gently squeeze it out.

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    Don’t wring the item, and don’t rinse it out. Wringing can result in a misshapen garment. If your garment is still wet (and not damp) after squeezing, lay it flat on a clean towel and roll it up like a burrito. Gently squeeze the rolled-up burrito to absorb extra water.

    Step 4: Lay the damp piece of clothing out on a clean towel.

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    "Gently stretch the clothing item as it lays out to dry. Continue to do this until the clothing item returns to its original size," according to One Good Thing By Jillee. Allow the item to air dry or, if you're impatient AF, stick a fan in front of it to speed up the drying process.

    The results are AMAZING.

    I MEAN...

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    Hell yes.

    Unshrink my clothesssssssssssss.

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