Mega Tek is a hair growth aid that I’ve been hearing about for some time now on hair care boards such as Black Hair Media and Long Hair Care Forum. I’ve been wanting to try this product but was skeptical. However, after seeing Yinka from Vex in the City’s results, I was totally sold and ordered me a bottle.
What is Mega Tek?
Mega Tek is a growth aid originally formulated for horses, but has been tested and approved for human use. This product stimulates and promotes rapid hair growth without the use of synthetic polymers, oils, or petroleum based products. Mega Tek strengthens and accelerates hair regrowth and gives the appearance of longer, stronger and healthier hair 10% to 50% faster.
Deionized water, hydrolyzed keratin protein (HU), stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl stearate, peg 100 stearate (DI), marine protein (DI), peg 40 (no castor oil), panthenol, dimethicone copolyol (the one cone), magnesium citrate (DI), allantoin (DI), amino acids (DI), methylparaben, mucopolysaccharides (DI), polyparaben, imidazolidinyl urea (DI), fragrance
DI = Different ingredient AND HU = Higher up on the list (Compared to Ovation Cell Therapy)
*Source: EQyss website http:// www.eqyss.com
Since some woman are quite uncomfortable putting a product in their hair formulated for horses, the company (EQyss) created a product called Ovation Cell Therapy which is the equivalent of Mega Tek but formulated for human hair use. The product costs double the amount of Mega Tek and has the same ingredients so I chose to use Mega Tek instead.
When using Mega Tek, most women create a mix since Mega Tek is very high in protein which can cause breakage due to dryness. You need to balance out the product with products that are moisturizing to combat the breakage. I decided to mix my Mega Tek with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and 100% Vegetable Glycerin. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is useful in combating breakage, shedding, dryness and dandruff (etc). Glycerin acts as a moisturizing agent and draws water from humid air to moisturize your hair. You can also use Mega Tek alone directly on the scalp or use it as a deep conditioning treatment and rinse out. Just remember, moisture is very important to balance out the protein.
In a 4 ounce applicator squeeze bottle, I mixed a little more than 3 ounces of Mega Tek, a 1/2 oz Jamaican Black Castor Oil (3 tspns) and a 1/3 ounce Glycerin (2 tspns).
I started using my mix about 2 weeks ago, applying only on the scalp 2x a week and I’ve been noticing growth already. My new growth has been coming in very fast and thick, and it was becoming a bit hard to manage while having my hair out. So I decided to braid my hair back up and put another install in. I did snap a few pics beforehand to serve as a starting point for my growth…
Excuse my frizzy hair. I blew it out just a little and left it damp since I braid up my hair while still damp.
Here is a snapshot for a starting point for my bangs. Excuse the smudged eyeliner. I washed my hair with makeup on and of course rubbed my eyes.
I plan to leave this install in for about 6-8 weeks and will do an update when I take it down.
Due to the high protein levels in Mega Tek, a lot of people have reported excess hair shedding. Garlic is said to be useful with stopping shedding so since I have been using the Mega Tek, I take a 500 mg capsule of Deodorized Garlic daily. Biotin is also supposed to be useful in hair growth as it speeds up the process, increases the elasticity of the hair’s cortex preventing breakage, and thickens the hair cuticle. Therefore, I am also taking a 1 mg capsule of Biotin daily.
I will update you guys with my progress in about 6-8 weeks (You can see the update on my journey here). Let me know if you have any questions.
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