Steps To Cleaning Your Waist Trainer

Steps To Cleaning Your Waist Trainer

Cleaning your waist trainer is going to be very important. I mean, you wear it for hours at a time sweating and all that jazz. Not only can wearing an unclean waist trainer lead to a little bit of funkiness but it also opens up the possibility of bacterial growth taking place. For best results, it's good practice to clean or wash your waist trainer at least three times a week. 

Things You Should Know

Before we begin with the steps to cleaning a waist trainer we must tell you that you should NEVER put your waist trainer in a washing machine or a machine dryer. Some waist trainers are made from latex material and they contain steel bones. Body Maxx’s waist trainers contain a material called Neoprene which lines the trainer. Neoprene is a type of synthetic rubber that maintains its flexibility over a wide variety of temperature ranges. Neoprene is actually a very delicate material which is why it’s important to avoid putting it in machine washer and dryers.


Avoid using laundry detergent to clean your waist trainer because some of the detergents contain bleach, alcohol, dyes, and fragrances that could potentially damage the waist trainer. If you do wish to use detergent go for an all-natural or a mild detergent. You can use body wash, gentle shampoo, and/or baby shampoo instead. Let’s get started with the steps!

Cleaning Your Waist Trainer

One of the best and safest ways to clean your waist trainer is to wipe it clean. It’s pretty simple and basic but it works well. All you need is a soft cleaning cloth, soap, and a bowl of lukewarm water.


  1. Fill your bowl with lukewarm water and add the soap of choice. Mix it around so the soap is distributed evenly.
  2. Dip your cloth into the bowl of soapy water enough so that it softens the cloth and then later it up real good.
  3. Lay your waist trainer out on a flat surface and have it open.
  4. Using the lathered cloth wipe down the entire surface of the waist trainer inside and out.
  5. Rinse out the cloth so that it is completely free of any soap and begin the rinsing process.
  6. Using the rinsed out cloth re-wipe the entire surface of the trainer inside and out. Make sure you don’t leave any soapy residue behind.
  7. Hang the trainer up to dry. Hang it out open as well so that air reaches both the inside and outside.

Make sure the waist trainer is completely dry before using it or putting it away. You don’t want any mold or mildew growing in it. Don’t wear it when it’s wet either unless you want a rash. 


There is another method some people are using but we wouldn’t recommend it as an option. It’s a little too risky. Read on to find out more.


  1. Fill a bucket with soapy lukewarm water.
  2. Submerge the waist trainer allowing it to soak up some of the water. Dunk it up and down a few times.
  3. Replace the soapy water with fresh rinse water and repeat steps one and two for the rinsing process.

It’s a good practice to look into the type of materials your items are made out of so you can get a better idea of how to work with them. Some companies may be using materials safe to fully submerge but it still isn’t the best way to clean your waist trainer. A big part of the reason it isn’t recommended is that the waist trainer can’t go in the dryer so there is the risk of it not completely drying allowing the possibility of mildew to begin. 


So, to sum it all up, clean your waist trainer by giving a really good wipe down using soapy water and then go over it again to rinse it. No machine washers or dryers should be used if you want to keep your trainer in the best shape. A clean waist trainer is essential for many reasons. The main reason being you don’t want to be wearing a nasty sweaty unclean waist trainer. It will risk skin infections, bacterial infections, and ugly rashes. Keep it clean and keep it simple! 


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