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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Mystic Chebe Powder for Healthy Hair

Premature greying and hair loss are not a modern dilemma, throughout cultures, men and women have always looked at ways to keep their hair lush and beautiful. There are numerous types of hair out there and we all want the best of ourselves. Now with the immense accumulation of stress that we all have to tackle at an individualist level, resulting in more hair issues than before. Often hair loss may also be due to some underlying pathological involvement, which can only be tackled by an ayurvedic physician.

For the past year or so, there has been a rising dependence on the chebe powder. Now if you are not familiar with what it is, it is a blend of powders from plants initially made by the women of African republic of Chad. It is understood that this mystic blend is the footing for luscious locks among the women of Southern African countries.

Mystic Chebe Powder & Healthy Hair

It consists of cherry seeds, lavender, croton (Croton zambialis), resin tree sap and cloves. Since this is a traditional recipe there have been many regional variations with additions of local herbs of the same. Another combination of chebe powder used widely in the Asian countries constitute for cassia (Cassia fistula), fenugreek (Trigonella feoenumgraecum), Indian gooseberry (Embelica officinalis) , Makoi (Aristotelia chilensis), Ginseng (Panax ginseng), Avocado fruit and seed, Burdock or Arctium root, parsley, babassu oil (Attalea speciosa) and black castor oil (Ricinus communius).


Chebe powder offers a spacious content of benefits to support optimal hair growth and maintenance. A few of the benefits include:

1. Optimal pH Maintenance

Since the scalp is the foundation for hair, it is important to keep it as healthy as possible. The ideal ph. of the scalp is slightly acidic with a range of 4.5 to 5. It is when the pH of the scalp is off, we face all sorts of problems including dandruff, which transcend the pH scale to alkaline. So something that can keep this alkalinity of place is necessary. This is where chebe powder has shown up, the alkaloids in this blend helps to normalise the scalp pH and support hair growth.

2. Hair Growth

By inducing and reestablishing the lost scalp pH, it supports more follicle retention. Moreover, once the follicles are more exposed to hair packs and oils it further nourishes the hair roots and induces more hair growth.

3. Anti-inflammatory Properties

The use of natural herbs in this blend makes it a potent anti-inflammatory hair tonic. Presence of itching, tenderness or redness in the scalp are indications of inflammation. When you tend to use a lot of chemical based hair products and don't bother to wash them off, overtime it builds to form inflammation. The soothing effect of chebe powder will wash the build-up away while healing your scalp so that your hair follicles can remain strong.

4. Natural Conditioner

Deep conditioning is the key to growing and maintaining long healthy hair. Even though the single usage of chebe powder alone does not provide that much conditioning to the hair, it is advised to mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of your conditioner with chebe powder and then apply in your hair after shampooing.

5. Moisture Between Wash

If you feel that the hair becomes dry and brittle on the 3rd day of a wash, chebe powder suspends that dilemma for you. Alongside this if you feel like the hair needs a little reinforcement between the wash days, especially on the ends of your hair, it is always better to apply some chebe butter on the hair as a solution.

A very common myth regarding hair growth is that only a few types of hair grow while the others do not. Which is absolutely not correct, it is true that the stature and rate of growth of hair do depend from person to person, but all hair types are always on the go to grow. The chebe hair mask was formulated with the idea and hope that, over time and with consistent use, you will start to notice growth and overall thickness to your hair.


  • Mix the required quantity of chebe powder needed for your hair with sufficient water in a bowl and fold into a smooth blend.
  • Apply a thin layer to freshly washed hair or damp the hair and then apply. Cover it with a towel or plastic sheet and leave it for 1 hour.
  • Rinse with cold water with conditioner mixed chebe powder and make sure to completely wash the remains off the hair.

It is always important to keep in mind that natural remedies do not provide you with answers overnight and the consistent use of them is necessary to achieve your necessities.


Ayurvedic hair care is rooted in our history, with the prudent use of hair oils, serums, herbal masks, etc. The effective combination of cooling and cleansing herbs are necessary to manage the hair optimally from within. Ayurveda mentions the use of simple Triphala, a blend of Amla (Embelica officilalis), Bhibitha (Terminalia chebula), Haritaki (Terminalia bellerica) to wash hair to offer a natural cleanse. The three fruits of Triphala all target different systemic organs and together they create a synergistic formula that reaches out into every tissue element of Dhatu of the body.

According to Ayurveda, the hair or Roma is understood as the Dhatu Mala or subsidiary tissue element of Asthi Dhatu. Along with these it is important to enhance the digestive ability and to undertake good diet practices to have good hair growth. The condition of your hair is an indication of how well your body is absorbing nutrients.

Despite being over 5000 years old, Ayurveda offers quite an impressive amount of treatment strategies to optimise hair growth with the right systemic interventions, all which remain tact even today. Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine with incredible wisdom to offer. And at the end of the day you will be most served by the practices that best align you with who you are and with what is nourishing and supporting your hair type.

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