If you want to be successful at waist training and really be able to see results with your waist trainer you have to make sure that you are taking proper care of the garment as well as washing it properly.
It’s really easy to ruin your waist trainer if you don’t wash it properly or if you don’t wash it at all.
Some people are scared to wash their waist trainer and therefore will wear it for weeks without washing it. This is not a good idea especially if you tend to sweat a lot in your trainer. It will just become stinky and smelly and may even cause rashes.
It’s important to wash your waist trainer on a regular basis as well as take care of it so you don’t have to buy a new one every few months.
How to Wash a Waist Trainer Properly
Each manufacturer may have slightly different washing instructions for the garment but you will find that most latex waist trainers as well as even the training corsets are hand wash only.
In fact, any waist cincher that is made with any type of latex material needs to be hand washed to preserve it’s shape. Latex can easily be damaged in a washing machine and if it is your waist training garment isn’t going to fit you properly nor do its job properly.
It’s not really that difficult to wash your waist trainer by hand.
You can use a large bucket or you can do the washing in your laundry room sink or even in your bathtub. Use a very mild detergent mixed with lukewarm water for washing the garment.
Gently swirl around the trainer in the water and soap making sure you are not mashing it up too much. You can slightly knead it if you notice that the gently swirling doesn’t clean it good enough.
You only have to do that for around 2-3 minutes and then you use lukewarm water to rinse off the soap from the garment.
Do not wring or twist the waist trainer while washing it as you will damage the garment this way. You can gently squeeze it but just to get the soap all the way out. You don’t want to twist and squeeze though.
Once all the soap is out of it, place it flat to dry.
Waist trainers should not be dried in a dryer because they get too hot and the tumbling around of the garment may cause damage as well as the item can shrink.
Even if your waist trainer doesn’t say hand wash only, I would still suggest that you hand wash it to prevent damage to the item.
How often you need to wash your waist cincher will depend on how often you are wearing it as well as how much you perspire in the garment. Some women may have to wash it every few days while some others may be able to get away with washing it every other week.
I would not go longer than 2-3 weeks in between washing your waist trainer.
It is a good idea to buy another waist trainer as a backup if you are serious about waist training and you have found a waist training corset that works for your body.
Other Tips for Taking Care of Your Waist Trainer
There are some other things that you can do to ensure that your waist trainers stay in good condition and you get the most for your money out of them.
When storing your waist training garment make sure you are not folding it up or twisting it in an unnatural way. You will find that most waist trainers can be folded down flat in certain areas where the boning are, which is find, but don’t try to force the trainer to fold in other ways. This can ruin the shape of the trainer.
The best way to store your waist trainer would be flat in a drawer away from the direct sun. You could also store it flat on a shelf in your closet as well.
Also, watch what other clothing and garments that you store your waist trainer with. You don’t want it getting snagged on some other garment’s hooks or closures. It’s a good idea to hook your waist trainer closed while storing so you don’t accidentally snag it when you pull it out.
Taking care of your waist trainer isn’t that hard but it will require a little extra time to hand wash it and store it properly. Since you are spending some money on the garment you definitely want to follow these tips and take good care of it so you can be successful at your waist training.