Can you shower with waist beads on?
It is perfectly fine to bathe, shower, swim, exercise, and have sex in traditional African waist beads strung on cotton string. Once tied on securely they become an intimate extension of you, and you do everything in them. Just be mindful not to yank on them while pulling your pants down to use the bathroom.
Do waist beads stay on all the time?
You can wear your waist beads all day, everyday. They may dull after time from showering, if that happens just polish them with a cloth. If you do want to take them off from time to time you’ll want to tie them loosely from the beginning and then just pull them up and off like a shirt.
Do waist beads give you shape?
Measurements and Body Shaping; Both traditionally and in modern times, women will wear waist beads to get/keep their bodies intact. It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated.
How do waist beads shape your body?
It is said that the beads shape your body and keep the waist small and hips accentuated. It was (and still is) used as a measurement tool. The beads do not stretch, so if/when the waist beads start to feel a little tight, it’s a sign that there was some weight gain, and vice versa.
What does it mean when you break your waist beads?
Your waist bead is totally breakable either because you’re eating too or maybe while moving too fast, you don’t get to notice your beads attached to something and it rips it off your waist. This is totally normal. You just need to take note of what you were doing before it happened.
What does the Bible say about waist beads?
There are no verses in the Bible or Quran that speaks against wearing of African beads. Even if there is, African waist beads are fashionable and our forebears wore them with a great sense of dignity.
What are the benefits of wearing waist beads?
The waist beads are designed to help with controlling weight gain in a woman. The beadwork is used as trackers for your waist and hips area, and it keeps track of what area of your body has gained weight or, where it lost some weight.
Can waist beads irritate skin?
Yes. After bathing, make sure to pat your beads dry with a towel and moisturize your skin. Keeping your skin moisturized will prevent skin irritation especially for those with sensitive skin. Just be mindful not to yank on them while pulling your pants down to use the bathroom.
Can you exercise with waist beads?
Yes. You can wear waist beads in the shower and also while exercising however excessive water can weaken the string over time but they will still be durable. Also please be mindful that excess water can also change the color of the beads depending on which bead is worn on your body.
What type of string is used for African waist beads?
4 strands of nylbond or similarly strong beading thread (each around 80-100 cm in length) 8 Large Chevrons or similar glass trade beads.