Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consists of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. They’re also referred to as belly beads, waistline beads, or beaded waist chains. Waist beads are a symbol of Weight awareness, Body shaping, Posture, femininity, sensuality, male attraction, and spiritual well-being.
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. Women of all sizes and shapes can comfortably wear waist beads to adorn their body.
Waist beads can help a person become more aware of their stomach and posture. They can serve as a reminder to sit up straight, engage your stomach muscles, relax your back, and breathe properly.
Waist beads and added charms and fragrant oils to lure suitors or protect themselves against negative energy, such as crystals, chakra healing,