Most Frequently Asked Questions
What are waist beads?
In some African traditions, waist beads are made of natural materials such as bone, shells, clay or stone. Primarily, they are produced mainly of common glass, plastic or synthetic products. Waist beads are worn for many different reasons, some of the most common are: Weight management, Weight awareness, Mood awareness, Sensuality, Intentions Setting/Manifesting, Tap into divine femininity and mental therapy. They are for whatever purpose you need them for, in order to serve you.
Can I wear waistbeads?
Yes!! Anyone can wear waistbeads and have their own reasons for doing so.
How can I monitor my weight with them?
While wearing the beads you will naturally gain awareness of how they "normally" lay, if you start to gain weight you will notice them slowly creep up your torso. This signals that you have indeed added on a few inches. Note: hormonal changes, bloating, overeating and sometimes stress & anxiety can cause water retention which gives the illusion of weight gain this does not mean you have gained fat.
Will they break/pop if I gain weight?
No, they wont break or pop due to weight gain. As you gain weight the beads roll up and when you lose they roll down. The beads move with you.
Can I wear my beads while pregnant?
Yes! waistbeads during pregnancy is amazing! As your bump grows you will watch your beads move with it
How do I measure myself?
How do I tie the permanent waistbeads? See How to Tie
Are they comfortable?
Extremely! after wearing them your body becomes accustomed to them, & just like your favorite earrings or bracelet, that you may never take off you will forget they are there.
What if I don't see my size? Please email and send all inquiries for different sizes to email@example.com
Can I bathe in them?
Yes! Mild soap is okay, but understand some colors like may fade sooner than other colors. Tip-If you want to get the best longevity out of your beads, while they are safe to swim. I would say stay away from constant exposure to harsh chemicals like chlorine as that may cause premature fading
What if I order the wrong size?
Please email and send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
How long will it take to receive my order? Processing times can take up to 10 business days, after the order has been placed. Once order has been processed you will receive your tracking number promptly once shipped.