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About Waistbeads 



Waist beads is an age old tradition since the 15th centuries that spread to several African countries. Many believe it originated in Ancient Egypt but the tradition was popularized by the Yoruba tribe.


Wearing waist beads are a part of tradition in African cultures. Traditions of wearing waist beads may vary from tribe to tribe which include but are not limited to: child labor, protection, puberty, medicine, spirituality, awakening, fertility, sexuality, support, status, strength, love and marriage. Many African women use the beads to represent a young woman's purity, nobility and righteousness.


Most waist beads are worn under clothing however waist beads can be worn visibly as a fashion statement. Some women wear them as an accessory to their outfit.


Waist beads have the ability to improve your self confidence, self esteem, and the perception of your self worth which can overall have a positive effect on your mental health. Waist beads can be used as a motivational tool for women who desire to lose weight. Some waist beads can have healing qualities through prayer or medical herbs and oil infused in them. The colors in your beads can be associated with a certain chakra energy within the body to help with healing.


Waist beads can be worn to enhance the sexual experiences between a romantic partner. Wearing waist beads during sexual intercourse can create a pleasurable experience and excite your lover.

Waist Training

Women often associate waist beads as a tool for body shaping. The beads can be used for monitoring your weight, enhancing your curves, distribution of your weight gain and also weight management. Waist beads assist with developing a curvy figure and can be worn to help women with maintaining their size and shape.

Weight loss and Weight gain

Waist beads can be used as a motivational tool to lose weight but wearing waist beads will not make you lose weight or gain weight. If you want to change your body and you need waist beads to help assist then you must incorporate a diet or workout plan. Waist beads can be used to help monitor your weight loss by tracking your progress. The beads roll up the waist with weight gain. If they become too tight and they have not broken, it can cause discomfort which then it is recommended to remove. As weight loss continues the beads will fall lower on your waist or they may fall completely off. You can add more beads as your body continues to develop and place them in certain areas that can further assist.

This strand of jewelry serves for all women of any type, shape and size. The trend of waist beads has become modernized but the purpose of waist beads continues to promote women empowerment. 

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