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itchy beads+irritated skin??

glowfish 5/20/2021 05:58 pm 495

are all beads itchy? because ive only used one specific set and idk if its just that set or if all kandi is just itchy/irritating. if anyone has beads that dont itch, please gimme a link :)

also, what can i do to prevent that weird mermaid scale thing that happens when i wear my kandi for too long?? is it too tight?

im kind of new when it comes 2 kandi, so please dont judge my newbie questions :'^)

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  • ph2ebe
Jul 22, 2021 8:04 pm

it may be that they are too tight, that sometimes makes it itchy. depending on where you get your beads, they may have that little ridge in the middle of the beads. If it's the second one, I'd recommend trying different store/brand beads because the more well made beads don't have those little ridges ^_^

Jul 22, 2021 5:09 pm

wearing arm warmers can help w/ that “mermaid scale” thing and the skin irritation! also washing off your beads with just simple soap and water can also help with skin irritation, in my experience /gen

Jul 22, 2021 7:04 am

sometimes beads will have a "seam" where the top and bottom half are connected that can rub on your skin and irritate it. i also recommend arm socks

Jul 20, 2021 10:46 am

arm warmers really help with that!! you can buy them online for really cheap and they're cute, or you can make some yourself by using sleeves from long sleeve shirts! just snip em off, cut a thumb hole, maybe adjust it a little bit but,, yeah :

Jul 20, 2021 10:40 am

@lesbian: i think thats it, because i got a new set of beads that arehigher quality and they arent itchy like my last set :^)

Jul 18, 2021 8:35 pm

i always wear ar sleves under it

Jul 18, 2021 4:39 pm

the mermaid scale thing is called bead skin, its when you wear your kandi for too long. everyone gets it at some point, people already explained you can wear long sleeves/hand warmers to prevent. The itchness from the beads sounds like an allergic reaction maybe, so if you really like the kandi you made, id advise you wear hand warmers or long sleeves (in the fall/winter) to prevent that.

Jul 18, 2021 12:51 pm

hmm, that’s weird, mind don’t itch, I usually get mine from michael’s or joann’s. I get the mermaid scale thing even though my Kandi isn’t tight. I think it just happens when you wear it for a while

Jul 18, 2021 9:49 am

some beads have little pieces of plastic that stick out of the beads. that usually makes my arms itchy

  • beanie
Jul 18, 2021 9:01 am

just use matte beads instead they’re less itchy happy