Today, I’m launching a new series of articles on chebe powder for hair growth.
Over the next 4 to 5 articles, I will address incorporating chebe powder into your hair care regimen.
I will also cover all the information you need to know about chebe powder for natural hair so you can make an informed decision about using it.
I will be starting the series by answering the questions I usually receive about using chebe powder for natural hair.
I compiled this after experimenting with chebe powder extensively this year and creating a signature chebe powder butter hair styling cream.
Once I perfect the product packaging, I will launch the hairstyling cream next year so stay tuned.
If you’re new to chebe powder for hair, you may want to check out my first article on the origins of chebe powder and why it’s so effective at Chebe Powder for Natural Hair.
Chebe Powder for Natural Hair Growth FAQs
Is Chebe Good For Natural Hair?
Chebe powder is excellent for natural hair especially kinkier hair types.
It helps dry hair lock in moisture for days and promotes extensive length retention.
Type 4 hair especially will benefit from chebe powder as well as high porosity hair.
I shared the topmost benefits of chebe powder in the earlier article Chebe Powder for Natural Hair.
How Do You Use Chebe Powder For Hair Growth?
You use chebe powder for hair growth by making a paste with oils and a little bit of chebe powder.
Then you apply it to a section of hair and braid that section up.
After a few days, you take down the braids and reapply the chebe powder paste or oil again.
You can read up on the basics of effective chebe powder application at Chebe Powder for Natural Hair.
How Long Can You Leave Chebe In Hair?
You can leave chebe powder in your hair for a few weeks at a time.
However, if you are reapplying every few days as the original recipe recommends, you should shampoo and deep condition after two weeks then reapply again.
With my current regimen, I take down my braids every 2 weeks, shampoo, deep condition and reapply.
I do not reapply the chebe powder mix every few days as I don’t feel it’s necessary since I’m protective styling under a wig.
How Long Does It Take To See Results From Chebe Powder?
You should start seeing results from chebe powder within 3 – 4 weeks. These results include improved manageability and elimination of breakage.
For hair growth results, it will take up to 12 weeks before you really start seeing the results when your hair stops breaking off.
Why Can’t You Put Chebe Powder On Your Scalp?
This is a question I receive a lot. The reason why you shouldn’t apply the paste to your scalp is that it can cause buildup and clogging.
Remember, you are reapplying every few days for up to two weeks at a time.
That’s a lot of products you’re not washing out. Keep it off your scalp as much as possible.
Of course, when you’re styling, it will get on your scalp a bit and that’s ok but don’t part your hair and start applying heavily to your scalp and massaging it in.
If you do that, I recommend shampooing within a few days. In any case, pay attention to your scalp when on the chebe powder regimen.
How Often Should I Use Chebe Powder?
Following the original recipe, you should reapply chebe powder every few days or at least once a week.
Chebe powder regimen is a low manipulation regimen. It’s not for tampering with your hair every day.
Apply, braid up, and forget about it till the end of the week. For a busy lifestyle, I would say twice a week is adequate.
Does Chebe Powder Straighten Hair?
Chebe powder doesn’t straighten hair unless your hair was already straight to begin with such as relaxed hair or type 2 hair.
What Do You Mix Chebe Powder With?
You can mix chebe powder with a variety of oils and butter.
My favorite oils to mix chebe powder with include babassu oil, grapeseed oil, castor oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil.
I also like mixing with shea butter and cupuacu butter. Choose oils and butter that provide optimal sealing effects.
Essential oils like lavender, jasmine absolute, clove, and geranium provide a pleasant scent.
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Does Chebe Powder Loosen Curl Pattern?
Chebe powder cannot loosen your curl pattern unless you add some nefarious ingredients to it.
The most it can do is stretch your hair, which might make it seem like your curl pattern has loosened.
I assure you as soon as you apply a clarifying shampoo, your curly texture will return.
Can You Leave Chebe Powder In Your Hair For A Month?
If you are reapplying chebe powder every few days, a month is too long to leave it in without shampooing and deep conditioning.
If you apply once then wear a protective style like braids or cornrows under a wig for 2 – 3 weeks before the full regimen day, then it should be okay.
The product also matters. There are many chebe powder hair products now such as chebe powder shampoos, conditioners, leave-in conditioners, etc.
An upcoming article will break down all these products and how to use them so you don’t overdo it.
Overuse of chebe powder without balancing with other important products can cause dryness and hair breakage.
As I mention extensively in the Healthy Hair Care Series, overusing a product will not make it work faster.
What Are Chebe Powder Disadvantages?
From my experience and testing, I haven’t seen any disadvantages yet. The graininess of the powder can be annoying.
However, if you’ve used henna and indigo powder before, the texture of chebe powder shouldn’t be a surprise.
Unsure how your hair will react to it, do the same preliminary tests on a few strands of hair like you do with henna and indigo.
And if you’re concerned about any allergic reactions, you can also conduct a patch test a few days before applying chebe powder to your hair.
Best Chebe Powder Recommendations
With the increasing popularity of chebe powder, it’s inevitable some fake chebe powder will make its way onto the market.
Below are my top three recommendations for authentic chebe powder. Authentic chebe powder is dark brown and grainy with a herby smell.
These are the only brands I’ve tried and can recommend. If you come across other brands, observe the texture and smell before using them.
If you have any more questions about chebe powder for hair growth, drop them in the comments section. HHG!
Abi is a curly hair expert, researcher, product tester, and author of the highly-rated Healthy Hair Care Series. She is also the founder of Ade Ori Hair Care, Healthy Natural Hair Products, and Natural Oils for Hair & Beauty. HNHP has strict editorial standards and ensures all the information on Healthy Natural Hair Products is the best for natural hair care. Learn more about our Editorial Policies
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