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Traditional Chebé Recipe

To make 3 tablespoons of Chebé/Chewé powder:

  • 1 tablespoon of Mahalaba
  • ½ teaspoon of cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of incense resin (Misik)
  • 1 teaspoon Humra perfume (Frankincense)
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite natural oil or hair butter

Their Process

  • Ingredients are roasted ground out, then passed through a sieve to produce a powder
  • Each woman chooses her favorite butter to add to the powder to complete the mixture.
  • The hair is wet or moisturized using water.
  • The powder and fat/butter mixture is added alternately from root to tip until entire head is saturated.
  • Next, comes the protective styling. No intricate braids and twists, the women just install jumbo plaits and wrap the hair into a huge bun at the back of their heads to protect the ends. This style is kept for five days until it’s time to repeat the routine.

Now let’s try to fake the recipe with the ingredients that we have to hand.




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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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COMMENTS

  • I don’t understand hip length hair but no edges or hairline.

    • They don’t apply that stuff to their fringe which is why it remains short

    • It’s their custom apparently. It’s just how they do it. Edges aren’t that important to them. It’s just what they prefer.

    • We are the ones who go nuts without edges, not them.

    • Forheads are considered beautiful to them.

    • Tight braiding

    • We’re the only ones worried about edges. Other cultures aren’t concerned with things like that.

  • Exactly, they hair is so thin.

  • The back looks pretty thick

  • Wondering why the lady laying down beside her isn’t using the same method

  • Jackie

    Excellent article. Smooth and very easy to read and digest. First time in my life I read about hair. Have no idea what got into me to read this article but i am glad that i did and I will share it with friends that are into this type of work.

  • This is awesome! I will be checking on getting the products im always mixing stuff to put in my hair thanks for sharing this

  • Kat

    I think we should take part in this ‘challenge” and report back to each other. It does not seem to me, that it would cause any harm. What do you all think?

    • I agree. I’m looking forward to making this recipe. I’m currently using fenugreek seeds in my oils. I use a little leave in after deep conditioning and that’s pretty much it. Giving my hair a break from wash and Go’s and botanical gels.

  • Can you buy this in the US?

  • Stop. All of their hair is not that long and you can see from her hair texture that her strands retain moisture well

  • ….and probably diet… I’m sure diet plays a huge role…

  • nice

  • Love the music in this video❤️