Chebe Powder for Hair: Benefits and How to Use It

No more breakage.

Have you heard of Chebe powder? If not, you're not alone—I hadn't either until two weeks ago. For those unschooled, it's a natural-based powder concocted in Chad, a landlocked country in Africa, where the women apply it to their hair.

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Chebe Powder

Type of Ingredient: Hydrator.

Main Benefits: Nourishes, hydrates, and improves moisture retention in hair strands.

Who Should Use It: Those with dry or textured hair types.

How Often Can You Use It: Once or twice a week depending on hair type.

Works Well With: Other hydrating ingredients like shea butter, organic coconut oil, pure vitamin E, and cold-pressed oils like castor, argan and lemongrass.

Don't Use With: There are no known ingredients that negatively interfere with chebe powder.

Hair Type Considerations

Janet Oganah, the founder of Janet's List, a London-based one-stop-online-shop, helps curate products by women of color — including S+AVA's Chebe Hair Cream. Oganah is well-versed about the Chebe ingredient and its famous hair growth powers.

According to Oganah: "the Chebe powder will work for 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B and 4C hair types."

How to Use Chebe Powder for Hair

There are a couple of ways to use chebe, but all are topical.

  • Apply it as a mask using powder: You can buy chebe as a powder, which can be mixed with an oil of your choice and then applied to the hair as a mask. When used as a mask, use it pre-shampoo on mid-lengths and ends. The mixture melts into the hair with ease and, though it might take a couple of tries to wash out, your hair will feel super soft and look shiny and healthy after.
  • Buy it via an already-mixed cream: The powder can be messy and quite difficult to wash out, but buying a pre-made cream will ensure a more fuss-free experience. Use this once or twice a month as a deep treatment (the thicker and curlier your hair, the more you could apply).

Find out more about Chebe and see how it is applied to the hair in the video below.

The Best Hair Products With Chebe Powder

A little of this oil-rich Chebe Hair Cream goes a long way. The chebe powder is combined with unrefined Shea butter, organic coconut oil, pure vitamin E, and three organic cold-pressed oils: castor, argan and lemongrass essential oil.

If you want to try the powder in its pure form, get yourself a bag of this and mix it with your own hair oil before applying.

Mix this powder with your favorite oil and apply to wet hair (covering the entire head of hair). Leave on for a few hours to let it penetrate strands and rinse well.

This vegan, leave-in treatment aims to help protect the hair from root to tip, reducing breakage and strengthening strands.

For those not keen on using the powdered version of chebe powder, this rich, buttery product provides ease of use (and tons of moisture).

Yes, in fact chebe powder is incredibly rich, making it ideal for textured hair types.

There are no known ingredients that interfere with chebe powder.

You can use the powder to create a mask by mixing it with oil or you can buy a product with chebe powder in it (it's typically added to products like leave-in conditioners).

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