Waist beads have been part of African tradition for ages mainly for beauty and expressing femininity. Mostly worn under clothing and placed below the belly button and can be multiple or single strands. Below are several reasons to wear them;
- Body shaping – They are used to keep track of increase on your waist line and keep it intact
- As an intimate ornament – Several women wear them to spice their romantic relationship
- Beauty – Different designs are worn as jewelry for beauty purposes
- Spirituality/Healing/Energy – Some waist beads are made from crystal/stone beads and are naturally make the body receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit, reflect, store light and receive energy.