I know, I know. I'm late to the party on this one. My friends have been talking about Downy Wrinkle Releaser for a couple of years and I have been reluctant to try their magic wrinkle fighting liquid because I thought it would be a waste of money. I love shortcuts, though, so I have been curious about it.
Well guess what? I was right. It IS a waste of money!
Last week when I was grocery shopping, I walked down the aisle of 'travel sized' items in search of another product & stumbled onto a teeny bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser. One of my issues about buying this product before was with the price. However, for about $1.69, I figured I would finally give it a shot. I really had high hopes that all my girlfriends who have raved about this stuff would be right. (After all, what girl wouldn't like to find a bottle of magic water that will keep her from ever having to iron again? One can dream!)
But here's the thing. I iron every single day. I know what I want my IRONED clothes to look like. I have standards for my clothes and when one of the kids or my husband leave the house without letting me iron a very wrinkled shirt or pair of pants, it drives me crazy. I want to tie a sign around their neck that says "My mother/wife tried to iron my clothes but I wouldn't let her. Don't blame her! It's all my fault." My ironing board stays set up in my bedroom half the time because I use it so often. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to skip ironing altogether, but I don't necessarily hate it. It's just a tad time consuming if I'm running late & need to hurry and get my clothes ready.
In the past week, I have used the Downy Wrinkle Releaser on several different shirts, each time hoping that I'd see different results.
I will admit that when I used the product on a Tshirt which was only slightly wrinkled looking, it did reduce the look of wrinkles, but it didn't completely flatten them. The other shirts I have used it on produced less than stellar results. With each one, I sprayed the shirt & followed the bottle directions to stretch, smooth & straighten out areas that looked most troublesome. After allowing the shirts to hang for 10-15 minutes, I would return to find that they didn't look any better. With each one, I thought that perhaps I had not used enough of the product, so I tried re-spraying them with more of the product. Ultimately each time, I ended up having to toss the shirt in the dryer to dry the dampness from the product & still had a semi-wrinkled shirt. I determined on Sunday morning that I spent roughly the same length of time hanging, spraying, stretching & smoothing the shirt as I would have spent if I'd just ironed it.
If you iron things regularly, just keep ironing & save your money. You'll get much better results. If you only wear stretchy cotton-knit type fabrics (like Tshirts), you might benefit from using Downy Wrinkle Releaser. Trust me folks, this stuff will never replace an iron at my house. (And I bet I spent less on my iron than you will spend on bottles & bottles of Wrinkle Releaser over time!)
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