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What are fajas good for: Myths and Facts

What are fajas good for: Myths and Facts

Everything you need to know about wearing a girdle

If we are talking about fajas, there are tons of myths about their use and how they can improve your look. We know you have read and heard a lot of stuff, which are positive, but most are negative. We know maybe you´re not sure about going into the girdle´s world. 

But, don´t worry, keep reading our blog and find out all the facts and benefits of Colombian Shapewear for women. 

What are fajas good for?

Fajas were definitely designed to improve and transform the look and confidence you show when you wear any outfit. They also work as postpartum and postsurgical shapewear, thanks to the compression and suport given. How does fajas work? Just put it on and you´ll see the figure you want in no time. The Colombian fajas help to hide and control the unwanted bulges or lumps, becoming a must-have in women's wardrobes. 

What does wearing a Faja do? The right faja can provide you with great benefits:

  • Stylized look: Just try it on and your body will improve its look immediately. The compression garment will hide those unwanted areas. 
  • Support: Stunning look goes hand-by-hand with comfort and support. Fajas don´t only control the areas you want to mold. They care for your health by giving you bust and back control to help you correct your posture. 
  • Helps thermal activity and blood flow: The Fajas increase thermal activity which has an effect on your blood flow. Helping to get rid of the toxins accelerating weight loss.
  • Reduces cellulite appearance: Fajas are amazing to improve flabbiness but that's not all, they also tone your skin. That's the reason why Cosmetic surgeons recommend their use after certain medical procedures to enhance shaping results.


All women have always thought about how we would look if we decide to wear a Colombian Faja. These compression garments are surrounded by many myths. Let's break them down and take the chance of having a dazzling body wearing a faja. 

There have always been many thoughts and misconceptions about the fajas colombianas, that made us have second thoughts about adding them into our wardrobe. 

In this blog, we will clarify several myths that exist about the use of a girdle for women.

Myth: Do Colombian fajas help you to lose weight?

False. Colombian girdles don't help you to lose weight but dropping measurements. The fajas effect is more visual but your weight will be the same. If what you are looking for is to lose weight you can wear it as a complement to your workout routine and eating plan.  

In this process, you can wear two kinds of fajas colombianas that will help you to get better and faster results.

In this process, you can wear two kinds of fajas colombianas that will help you to get better and faster results.

If what looking for is to lose weight while you exercise, our best suggestion is a Thermo sweat body shaper like Fajas Laty Rose 1020 | Waist Cincher Tummy Control Colombian Shapewear | Daily Use & Workout Girdles for Women. It's totally a must-have due to its lovely color and adjustable hook & eye closure that flattens your tummy and smooths your waist while you train.

Get to know more about this girdle in the following video.


Tip; If you want to reduce measures while following a meal plan, we recommend 10 tips to reduce measurements with our Everyday Body Shapers blog where you will find an infographic about how to drop inches plus suggested girdles according to your needs.

Myth: Can I exercise with any kind of Colombian girdle?

Exercising with a girdle is possible, however not just any compression garment is ideal for this activity. That is why there is a collection of sweat body shapers designed to give you the best benefits.

If you would like to know which Colombian fajas for exercising we have available, visit our Workout Waist Trainer collection and choose the one that suits you best.


Myth: Are Colombian fajas only for women?

Totally false. Most compression garment brands offer their products to men too. Boys like to improve their figure and health after plastic surgery or enhancing their body, and Colombian girdles can be really useful.

In our blog, we have delved into all these issues. Men are also our favorite customers. Just for them, we invite you to catch up on our blog where we recommend different girdle styles: Everything you need to know about Men’s Shapewear.


Myth: Plus size women are the only ones that can wear girdles.

No and no! The colombian girdles are ideal for every woman that wants to show a greater figure. Shapewear is the perfect garment to enhance your silhouette, because they can slim your thighs, flatten your tummy and give you a natural butt enhancement. 

Myth: If I use plastic wrapping under my Colombian girdle, will I lose measurements faster while sweating?


If reduced measurements are what you are looking for, combine your diet and exercise routine with the correct girdle. It is not necessary to supplement with products that will not give you the expected results and that can have consequences for your skin.


Myth: Do Colombian fajas squeeze my organs?


Not at all! But it's really important before buying a Colombian compression girdle to know which is your ideal size that would allow your inner organs to stay in their natural position without affecting your health status.

Looking slim and being comfortable at the same time is possible if you know the right size for your Colombian shaping girdle to suit your body.

Do fajas shape your body? 

¡Yeees! Beside this, when you use a girdle you can enjoy much more benefits. Check out all Colombian girdle qualities:

  • Shape your figure.
  • Improves your posture.
  • Smooth bulges.
  • Flattens the abdomen.
  • Lifts your buttocks. 
  • Molds hips and thighs.
  • Post-surgical girdles improve healing.
  • Post-partum girdles offer extra abdominal support.
  • Outlines your waist.
  • Lift your breast.

Go ahead and enjoy the remarkable benefits only a girdle can provide: health and well-being. Find out more on our blog: How to choose the perfect Colombian shapewear?

Myth: You get better results if you wear a smaller size.

You can get a slimmer look with fajas while choosing the ideal size. By choosing a smaller size you will only be really uncomfortable wearing the compression garment. The perfect size for you will get amazing results in your body. 

Myth: Are fajas body-positive?

Indeed, they are. Every woman deserves to feel gorgeous and confident in their skin. Colombian shapewear is only an extra accessory to hype up results. Many women are thinking that body shaper fajas only boost your look, and there is no need to be ashamed about your body. We believe fajas are just a way to enhance our natural figure.


Myth: The longer the hours I wear a girdle, the faster will I see the results?

In the beginning, if you are a newbie wearing Colombian body shaper, wear it for 6 hours top.  You can lengthen the time until you reach the 8 hours recommended for the daily use of your favorite girdle.

In this case, we recommend our Daily Shapewear collection to choose the one you like the most and highlight those curves you want to flaunt.


Myth: Can I sleep with my Colombian girdle on?

No, no, and no. Sleeping time is a moment for you to relax. Even though Colombian girdles are really comfortable, wearing them while you sleep can cause some alteration in the normal functioning of your body, compromising your pleasant sleep and won't give you any positive results.  


Myth: Is my Colombian girdle noticeable under clothing?

Compression garments design has evolved with a new technology that makes them almost invisible under clothing.  

Get to know Diane & Geordi 2405F | Postpartum Body Shaper C sectionThis girdle has many benefits like smoothing your waistline, flattening your abdomen, defines your hips, and highlights your buttocks. It has removable straps so it can be used with any outfit. It is medium compression with a side zipper closure that makes it perfectly under your clothes. 


what are fajas good for

If you want to get stunning results but without your secret being noticed. You should choose Fajas MYD 0216 | High Waisted Shapewear Shorts For Women it's a no zipper no hook design that has silicone bands, so they don’t ride up under your breasts or thighs.

What are fajas good for fajas colombianas

A little reminder is your Colombian garment is for postpartum or postsurgical reasons, compression should be higher. Hence, they feature zipper or hook & eye closure. In some cases, both.


Myth: Does sweating cause skin rashes?

Absolutely no. Our Colombian shapewear is made with hypoallergenic fabric. Their material is mostly cotton so rashes won´t be a problem. So, if your skin is pretty delicate, you have to look for these features when choosing a compression girdle.


Myth: Can I wear the same girdle my whole life?

It is a fact that girdles have a fairly long lifespan, but all things have an expiration date. Girdles can lose their compression or boning firmness over the years.

We recommend to change your girdle now and then and even have another one while the other is being washed.


Myth: Can I wash machine my Colombian girdle?

Preferable, no. Colombian Girdles should be hand washed because the machine could alter the shape and fabric. We recommend you to use soft products with a balanced Ph and a soft cloth (not a brush) to remove stains.

Watch the following video and learn to see how to wash your girdle:


If you have more doubts about girdles, we will be pleased to answer them here.

We have heard all these myths and, in our case, they are common questions from our clients. Thank you for joining us to solve them.

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