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What are Waist Beads?

by Tadalu LLC 13 Nov 2019 0 Comments

What are Waist Beads?

Waist beads are referred to as an amazing tool for women in Africa as is a traditional African accessory, comprising small glass seed beads that is either tied around the waist or hip. The glass beads consumed in the production of belly beads chain is tied either on a string or on the wire for over centuries, following the West African culture.

Being a symbol of fertility, femininity, spiritual well-being as well as sensuality, African waist beads that are also recognized as beaded waist chain or waistline beads have gained popularity. Want to find this popular accessory for yourself? At, we can provide personalized solutions in both luxury and premium quality collection.

“Waist beads are a wonderful tool for women to feel more beautiful and feminine”

Waist beads are customized and handmade, a tradition followed over the years. Royals in West Africa, specifically the Nigerians wear the belly beads chain for body adornment, decoration, and deification.

Waist beads serve best for weight control

In North America, waist beads are popular- consumed as a way to control weight, help in shrinking the waist. The tighter does your waist beads get, understand that you are gaining a few pounds.

“Where for the man waist beads serve as sensory pleasure, women worldwide choose to have them worn to shrink their waist”

African waist beads, when worn around the waist, are triggering as a weight gain especially when the beads get tighter. This means one is to be careful about having their jeans tight and consider the following;

  • Discover where you stand

Even if you start wearing it as a trend, you’ll definitely be able to find out where your waist is sitting. Having them worn around the stomach would help you know your exact position.

“Although the African waist beads appear sexy when worn around the hips, wearing it across the stomach is a weight control technique”

  • Set your timetable for diet

Where you find those waist beads a little bit fit to your belly button, it’s a trigger towards gaining weight. Eating nothing is never a solution, but managing a timetable that is worth may work wonder. Consulting your nutritionist for the change of diet is a solution. If you yourself are the planner of your diet, having food that maintains the digestive system and helping it work smoothly is a better suggestion. Passing out stool on a regular basis is something that helps in getting rid of excess fat around your waist.

  • Regular belly exercise
    Wearing waist beads is also a symbol of attracting the men in society especially when worn with the cross tops. To maintain the weight, enjoying it on your belly would serve as a fun tool as well. Go on working out for your stomach muscles. One of the recommended exercises is sitting straight and tighten your belly, hold for 5 minutes and relax. Repeat this thrice a day.

Let the waist beads embrace your curves and maintain your weight for long!

About Tadalu Waist Beads

Our Accessories Are Just As Unique & Diverse As the African Culture! Experience the vastness and uniqueness of the African culture by adopting the centuries-old cultural practice of adorning the waist with impeccably-crafted waist beads. At Tadalu, we aim to inspire women with timeless African values that are uniquely stylish. We also strive to support the African jewelry industry and work with local artisans to provide our clients throughout the world with authentic African waist beads at affordable prices.
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