Merlyn Essentials’ personal care products are formulated with natural products to encourage the inclusion of African tradition in modern day beauty that in turn benefits the skin while giving back to the community and sustaining the environment.


Chebe Hair Butter includes authentic Chebe Powder sourced from Chad. Chebe Powder known as the “long hair secret from Africa.” Traditionally, an ethnic group of the Republic of Chad cover their hair with a homemade Chebe mixture that keeps their hair moisturized and lubricated. This is what they credit to their long, at times to their thighs, hair. Chebe improves moisture retention in the strands of hair, which prevents breakage and allows hair to grow thick and long.

We have created Chebe Hair Butter that includes chebe powder fair trade unrefined Shea butter, coconut oil, pure vitamin E, castor, avocado, argan and lemongrass oil.


All Merlyn Essentials formulas are handcrafted in small batches and prepared with LOVE. Color and texture may vary slightly with each batch.


  • Suggested use: After applying moisturizer or leave-in-conditioner, place a small amount in palm and apply to strands. Can be repeated every 2-3 days. Works well with protective styles. For external use only.