Chébé (pronounced shebe) is a mixture of herbs used to lubricate and strengthen the hair strands. The women of Chad apply it with cream and oil to the length of their hair (not the scalp) and then braid it into a protective style. The Chébé mixture stays in the hair and is reapplied every 5 to 7 days.
This method encourages length retention and prevents the breaking of the hair.
Karkar oil: This wonder hair product is made from a mix of sesame seed oil and beeswax that’s melted together to form a rich, nutritiously thick oil. Rich in linoleic acid, it’s also an easily absorbed source of vitamins E and K, both essential for strong hair growth. Other key components include copper, manganese, magnesium, iron and zinc. Sudanese women, known globally for their gloriously glossy skin and hair, use karkar oil not only as a hair treatment, but a body moisturizer, too.
Benefits of karkar oil?
Karkar oil is an amazing for hair growth, and an excellent treatment for: Dry, itchy and flaky scalps Hair loss Breaking hair Dry and damaged hair Beard growth.
To increase the benefits gained from karkar oil further, it’s often mixed with our chébé powder.
How to use the treatment:
For this method, you are going to need chebe powder and karkar oil.
Mix 1 part powder and 3 parts karkar oil until you get a slightly liquid-y mixture (add more oil if needed). There should be enough to cover all of your hair.
Section the hair (4 or 6 parts) and wet it. You can use a spray bottle to make it more convenient.
Apply your mixture to each sections making sure the powder is not touching the scalp- it will reach scalp naturally. When you feel like your hair is properly covered and moisturised, braid it up.
Leave the braids for up to 5 -7days, then unbraid the hair and repeat the process. If you notice buildup, wash your hair thoroughly with our African Black soap bar or liquid shampoo before going through with the procedure. If all is fine, you can repeat the treatment without washing out the previous one.