This African Haircare Company’s Chadian Chébé Powder Will Hydrate And Grow Your Hair
By Rachel George
The popularity of the natural hair movement has opened the flood gates for women to find various ingredients to help grow out their natural tresses. Natural hair lovers are creating their own homemade concoctions of coconut oil, tea tree oil, avocado, and other secret oils to keep their hair long and moisturized.
Sahel Cosmetics produces the ancestral secret ingredient to long, hydrated hair, Chadian Chébé Powder. French YouTuber, Miss Sahel, uncovered the secret after meeting the Bassara Arab women in West Africa who are known for their waist-length, naturally, coarse hair after.
Miss Sahel was born and raised in France and is of Chadian descent. She fell in love with Chadian culture while vacationing with her parents. After sharing a video of her experience with Chadian culture and their secret to long, healthy hair, she received tons of requests from black women all over the world, wondering how they could achieve the same. That prompted Sahel to open the doors to Sahel Cosmetics.
The Basara Arabs women cover their hair in a homemade mixture that prevents your hair from breakage and damage. It’s not a simple pomade to add during your deep conditions or oil treatments. There’s a repetitive process to using the Chébé powder mix. Use water to wet your hair, alternating it with your chosen hair oil before saturating in the Chébé powder mix. The hair is braided and wet again, repeating this process every five days. You’ll still have that kinky texture of your hair without the shrinkage, which all naturals can appreciate.
If you like braids, wash-n-go’s, clip-ins, Chébé powder is not for you. The Chébé powder is not to be applied directly to the scalp, as it can cause dandruff.
Improve your hair and skin with Sahel’s Hair Vitamins & Spirulina, a blue-green alga found in Lake Chad, classified as the “most nutrient-dense food on the planet. The company partnered with a U.S. lab to make a protein-filled beneficial product to improve skin pigmentation, retain moisture, and strengthen hair. Spirulina became famous after it was used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions.