African Chebe Powder
Ultimate Healthy Long Hair Treatment and Mask
Chébé is the hair care secret of an African ethnic group in Chad known to have very long naturally coarse hair that famously is known for extremely long, healthy hair. They cover their hair in Chebe herbal hair blend that keeps their hair super moisturized and lubricated which is the reason given for why they say their hair never breaks; even from childhood.
Size: 100 grams
Ingredients: Chébé seeds (Croton zambesicus/Croton du Zambèze), "Mahllaba soubiane" seeds, "Missic" resin to scent, Cloves, "Samour" resin, Scented oil, Vegetable oil
For external use only. Avoid contact with scalp and eyes.
After 3-5 days have passed, remove any dust or particles from your braids. Refresh with water or hair tea. Using gloves, reapply the conditioner/oil mix you made. Apply chebe powder over the hair. Rotate between those two steps until braid is fully coated. Then 2-3 days later, you can take your braids and wash as usual (or prepoo). Repeat chebe treatments every 6-8 weeks.
The mask/treatment method: Mix equal amounts of your favorite conditioner and one of our hair oils and add in 1 tsp of chebe and 3-4 tsp of your favorite Ayurvedic herbs (make sure 1 or 2 of them is fenugreek, aloe or hibiscus for moisture). Mix well. Apply onto the hair strands by sections (avoiding the scalp). Leave in the hair 1-2 hours or use a heat cap to cut the time in half. Then rinse out using our cleansing cowash. Moisture, dry and style as usual.
The past 3 months I’ve seen dryness and breakage. Not sure where it’s coming from. But tried Henna Sooq chebe, doing a total of 9 days with product in the hair. I followed carefully the instructions on the package and refreshed the oil and chebe after 4 days, twice. My oils were jbco, olive oil, (with some rosemary and lavender essential oils added). Rocked a head covering to work, looked gorgeous :) I rinsed out on 8/7/21. I’m not an expert on what it does to the hair but what I see it doing to my hair it seems to be helping it use oils better, penetrate. The dryness seems to have stopped. I washed and twisted it after, getting the chebe out of the hair was a nightmare for me. The granules also got in one eye while I was asleep because i sleep wild and the bag I was wearing didn’t stay secure. That was bothersome. But the twists are the best I’ve ever seen with my hair, moisturized and they’re actually shining. I was hoping I wouldnt have to be bothered w chebe again!! lol because it’s so labor intensive and messy. But there’s NO way I can’t do this again. My hair seems to love it. Jury is out on what the hair will do in the coming weeks before I do the next chebe application. But so far it’s fantastic.