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Woman teaches people how to wash puffer jackets after accidentally ruining hers in a washing machine

This young lady learned a couple of tricks while trying to figure out how to fix her puffer jacket after it evaporated in a washing machine.

Woman teaches people how to wash puffer jackets after accidentally ruining hers in a washing machine
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @lilipoland

Winter wear needs some strict maintenance. People are careful about machine washing or dry cleaning them. But Lili Poland (@lilipoland on TikTok) had no clue how to wash her Uniqlo puffer jacket and ended up accidentally ruining it after a machine wash. “I’m also just a girl who didn’t know that the puffs in her puffer jacket would evaporate if she washed it,” the overlay text on her viral video read. However, with the help of people, she learned a couple of tricks to fix her jacket. 

Image source: TikTok | @lilipoland
Image source: TikTok | @lilipoland

In the clip, Poland displayed her Uniqlo jacket, which didn't have visible puffy features anymore and appeared to toss it down on the ground as she mocked a scream of frustration. According to Uniqlo, their recognizable puffer jackets are created through a triple-layer construction of down, padding and insulating aluminum. But little did Poland know that her jacket needed some special attention while cleaning. So, other people who one puffer jackets jumped in to drop her all sorts of advice so she could avoid such winterwear accidents in the future. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio
Representative Image Source: Pexels | cottonbro studio

 

When @mlilkus shared the same concern, "I did this to my Uniqlo vest a few days ago," Poland taught her how to fix such type of puffer jackets after machine wash. She commented: "It’s okay now!! No heat and use the dryer balls and then fluff it up and slap it around and let it dry."

Image Source: TikTok | @helterskelter298
Image Source: TikTok | @helterskelter298

@madelinekreuger1 shared: "This happens to my north face puffer all the time, just pull apart the little feather clumps and shake it out and it’s as good as new." @user10253958 suggested: "Tumble dry on the lowest setting with a dryer ball or tennis ball and just let it run for at least an hour." Poland later made a couple of follow-up videos to update her viewers about what happened to the Uniqlo jacket.

Image Source: TikTok | @danani
Image Source: TikTok | @danani

In the second video, Poland took advice from a TikTok user, who told her to toss the jacket in the dryer with a tennis ball for 20 minutes. Poland pulled out her jacket after doing just that and showed the audience the results. "I take it back. It's like 50% puffed and lowkey shrunk," she captioned the video. @pickelsaplenty commented on it: "Keep going! The last time I had to dry for 3 hours with 6 tennis balls on no-low heat!"

Image source: TikTok | @lilipoland
Image source: TikTok | @lilipoland

In the third and final video update about her ruined Uniqlo jacket, Poland decided to take everyone's advice and try out various ways in which she could puff it back up. "I took everyone's advice and tossed it in the dryer in the previous video that I've made. People were saying that I had to fluff it up and hit it with things. So I was swinging it around and slapping it on a pillar," Poland said in her video.

Image Source: TikTok | @lilipoland
Image Source: TikTok | @lilipoland

According to her, the jacket is 70% to 80% puffier, but it used to be a lot better before the washing disaster happened. "Also, people are saying that this is a different jacket because the first one didn't have visible seams on the jacket, but if you look closely, the seams are actually inside the jacket," she brought the sleeves of her jacket closer to the camera so her audience could inspect. "It is the same coat and it's puffy again," Poland concluded by thanking people for giving her first video millions of views. 

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