Depending on how you want to wear your waistbeads, you can measure yourself above your navel, just at your navel, or right above your hips. Use a tape measure and measure against your bare skin without sucking in your stomach. You shouldn’t hold the tape loose nor too snug.
Are waist beads supposed to stretch?
Waist beads don’t stretch. If you were to gain weight, the beads will sit higher on the waist or feel tight. Conversely, if you were to lose weight, the beads will feel loose and fall further down to the hips. Unlike the numbers on a scale, waist beads are more compatible with body positivity.
How long should you wear waist beads?
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.
How do I stop my waist beads from pinching?
Spacing Between the Beads: When waist beads are tied, make sure there is no empty spaces between the beads before securing the string. If there is space, the beads move around on the string and catch your skin or body hair causing a pinch. So PLEASE make sure to eliminate empty bead spacing.
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.
How many waist beads is too many?
How many should I wear? You can wear as few or as many waist beads as you feel comfortable in. Most women wear about 3 strands.
Can I wear waist beads if Im not African?
You do not have to be African to wear waist beads, nor do you have to wear waist beads for its traditional purposes. We want to celebrate the historical culture of African waist beads while giving a greater audience the chance to learn about its origins, adopt this form of body adornment, and make it their own!
Why do girls wear waist beads?
Some women wear waist beads to keep track of their weight. Due to the fact that waist beads don’t stretch, you can use it to gauge the size of your waist. When you gain weight, the beads will sit higher on the waist or feel tight.
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.