As/Is·Aug 19, 2015Here's An Insanely Genius Hack For People Who Constantly Shrink ClothesAll you need is hair conditioner.by Augusta FallettaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink So, you're doing laundry on a Sunday afternoon and everything is going swell. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com / Via giphy.com You've sorted out your whites and darks, you put the cute little detergent pod into the machine, and you're reading the new Jonathan Franzen novel while you wait. Until you take out your sweater and it's shrunk so badly that it now perfectly fits your dog. View this image on Imgur Don't panic! Here's what to do: Fill your bathroom sink with cold water and add about 1/3 cup of hair conditioner. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com The conditioner loosens up the fibers in the sweater, which allows it to get back to the original size. Soak your shrunken sweater in the water for about 10–15 minutes so it can soak up the conditioner. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com Make sure the sweater is really, really drenched. Next, drain the sink... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com ...and squeeze out as much water from the sweater as you can. DON'T rinse it with clean water. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com Lay the sweater out flat on a towel and absorb even more water. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com You can roll the sweater up in the towel to press out water, too. Drape the sweater over a drying rack and wait for it to air dry. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Howcast / Via youtube.com If you want to ~un-shrink~ it even more, you can gently stretch each section of the sweater before laying it over a drying rack. For more info, watch Howcast's entire tutorial here. Bonus: It works on shrunken pants, too! One Good Thing By Jillee / Via onegoodthingbyjillee.com Follow this tutorial on One Good Thing By Jillee for more details. Added bonus: If you see a piece of clothing at a thrift shop and it turns out to be too small, you may be able to ~un-shrink~ it to fit you! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Just make sure you try this on knits (like t-shirts and sweaters), not woven materials (like button down shirts). Woven clothes have tighter fibers, which means they won't give slack as easily as knits. Here's to sweater weather, y'all! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com ...with sweaters that actually fit.