Life hack: Restore shrunk clothes to their original size 34



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How many times in your life have you tumble dried or washed something, only to have it shrink on you, rendering it unable to be worn? Probably many times.

But did you know that with just two ingredients you can magically make your clothing go back to its original size?

All you need is iced water and conditioner.

Put your shrunken clothes one by one in a bowl of iced water and 1 cup of hair conditioner. Do this for five minutes then lay the piece out on a towel, and carefully stretch it back to its original proportions.

Voila! This technique works best on cotton or knit garments.


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  1. Can we restore correct grammar as well? Shrunken clothes.

    1 REPLY
    • I agree. I make some mistakes, I’m sure, but Starts at 60 should proof-read their articles before Posting. Not only spelling, Michele, but also punctuation!

      Which, of course, is grammar.

  2. Maybe we should try and ice cold bath and 2 litres of conditioner. Or do we have to drink it lol

  3. wish that I had known that secret,when I had n incident with my husbands shirt when I was first married lol

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