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Sometimes you want to wear a shirt that’s too small. I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been affected by the “quarantine-15” and my favorite t-shirts no longer fit.

Aside from that, there are some instances where online orders show up two sizes too small, or we go to the store and only find t-shirts in the wrong sizes.

Photo: Unsplash/Parker Burchfield

Thankfully, TikTok user @das.rich is here to help out. “Being a big, handsome, fluffy man isn’t exactly easy, especially when you go to a merchandise stand and they only have an XL,” explains Rich. This is a pain that many of us know all too well.

He then proceeded to show off a shirt that he liked but was more snug on his body than he preferred. At long last, there is a way around this issue and we cannot wait to share it with you.

Photo: TikTok/@das.rich

It starts by putting the shirt in the washing machine with some hair conditioner (no detergent). That’s simple enough, right?

As soon as the spin cycle is done, the shirt is then placed into an ice bath for a half-hour.

Photo: TikTok/@das.rich

After that, the shirt goes into the washing machine and is given another spin cycle with cold water.

“All I did was a chemical shock to the fibers of the T-shirt,” Rich says. “Cold water does not expand the fibers of the T-shirt, it relaxes them, allowing the fibers to be malleable. All hair conditioner does is lubricate the fibers allowing them to stretch. [It gives] you the perfect recipe to stretch your shirt.”

@das.rich

this video has been in my drafts for like 4 weeks cos i been busy elsewhere. enjoy

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Thanks to Rich, we can now fit into our favorite shirts again!