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Say good-bye to the chemical relaxers that we put in our hair.#ChebePowder discovered by Youtube Vlogger, Miss Sahel went all the way to Chad to unveil the haircare secrets of an African ethnic group called the “Basara Arabs.”

Long Black Hair of Basara Women

 

For those who believe that African women can’t have long hair, not to mention thigh-length hair, here is something to clear your doubts. A YouTube blogger, Miss Sahel shared the information she gathered about the long black hair of Basara women. The Basara tribe is an African ethnic group who live in Chad. The women from the Basara tribe have perfected a hair regimen that works perfectly in helping them retain the length of their hair.

They use a mixture of some local ingredients available to them to keep their hair well moisturized. They practice a method you and I are familiar with when it comes to moisturizing- the L.C.O(Liquid, cream, oil) method. When doing this, they apply water first (L), then instead of cream, the use a finely grounded powder made from local ingredients(C). They then seal in the moisture with an oil or butter(O). The main ingredient which they call ‘Chebe’. The other ingredients include Mahlaba (Cherry kernels), Samour (Mastic Gum), Clove & Sudanese Khumra Perfume oils. The name of the plant which they refer to as ‘Chebe’ is the Lavender Croton. It is a shrub and it is actually grown primarily in West Africa, mainly Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and Burkina Faso.

Long Black Hair of Basara Women

Hair Lessons from the Basara Tribe Hair Care Routine

1. Moisture is key: After watching the video, there were a couple of things I noticed that doing them will improve the health of my hair & maybe eventually give me the length of the Basara Arab women of chad. Firstly, before applying any other products, the women apply some water to their hair & then their ingredient mix to keep the hair hydrated & moist. These women know that keeping hair well hydrated actually helps to reduce breakage & promote hair health.

2. Do your hair in sections: Did you also notice that they separated their hair into manageable sections so that each strand of hair receives the proper hair care it deserves? The texture of the hair of Basara women is not as kinky as the 4c type hence the 4-5 sections they have. if your hair is thicker, you may have to work your hair in about 8-9 sections. Ever since I started to wash & deep condition my hair in sections, I realized that I have lesser tangles in my hair & my wash day is faster.

Long Black Hair of Basara Women

3. Protective style as much as you can: After applying the Chebe powder in their hair, they do their hair in about 4 plaits. Then they repeat the entire process every 5 days.

4. Use natural ingredients: You will also notice that all the ingredients used in the Chebe mixture are all natural, including the Khumra fragrance they added to it. This goes without saying about the huge benefits we get from using natural products in our hair.

However, if you want to buy Chebe mixture(Jamaican Castor Oil Mixed with Chebe powder) you can go to our online shop CLICK HERE and buy