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Old 11-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
 
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Default Mega Care Oils 99 Cents! Did I just get duped?

So I was in the black owned beauty supply store today just pricing the shea butter and seeing if they had any aloe vera gel and I cam across Mega Care Oil without thinking I bought three different types. There are some ingredients I am kinda SMH thinking is this a filler oil? Any opinion?

Shea Butter Oil-Raw shea butter, canola oil, safflower oil,cotton seed oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil,macadamia nut,tocopherol, and fragrance

Olive Oil- olive oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, safflower oil, cotton seed oil, wheat germ oil, macademia nut oil, tocopheral, and fragrance

Tea tree oil- tea tree oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, olive oil, cotton seed oil, grapeseed oil, tocopherol, jojoba oil, fragrance
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
 
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Anytime you buy oils from the bss they will have a mix of oils and not be 100%.

The best place to buy oils is the healt food store or an online supplier if you want a pure oil.

They should be okay to use though.
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Yeah I read the ingredients before I bought so I knew it just wasn't only tee trea oil they actually had some pure tea tree oil (behind the counter lol). I was just confused about the canola oil and cotton seed oil and I could not find any literature on those two. I thought maybe it was cheap becaus of those two ingredients or because they cut it thin if you get what I'm saying. Idk I just tried the TTO and whew fragrance is definetly a minimum in the product. Not loving the smell!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #4
 
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I believe those two are mostly used for cooking but they can't be too bad for your hair. At least they don't have mineral oil. Also I beleive tocopheral is vitamin E. Don't quote me though
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With 8 or 9 ingredients in each of those, you'll be lucky if you get 10% of the first ingredient. Canola, safflower and cotton seed are all great cooking oils, but not sure of their benefit to hair.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
 
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I don't think you got duped. You just got what you paid for. The ingredients aren't bad. Maybe it could make a nice hot oil treatment.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:53 PM   #7
 
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yeah tocopheral is vitamin E. Thanks for letting me know about the canola and cotton seed. I knew it was one of those oils that was making it cheaper
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I don't think you got duped. You just got what you paid for. The ingredients aren't bad. Maybe it could make a nice hot oil treatment.
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yeah tocopheral is vitamin E. Thanks for letting me know about the canola and cotton seed. I knew it was one of those oils that was making it cheaper
just because it's cheaper doesn't mean it's worthless i love canola and soybean oil on my skin and hair. they are both relatively inexpensive but have great benefits. most places don't sell cottonseed oil by itself. however, i've seen it offered this way in canada. most times (in the usa) the cottonseed oil is mixed with hydrogenated soybean (ala crisco).
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With 8 or 9 ingredients in each of those, you'll be lucky if you get 10% of the first ingredient. Canola, safflower and cotton seed are all great cooking oils, but not sure of their benefit to hair.
Safflower is good stuff. Real light but effective. Canola and cotten well, I'm pretty sure that's in my cooking oil
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:11 PM   #10
 
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Well one thing is for sure I have to make sure I get it in there. I was playing in my hair (bad habit) and some had not absorbed. Well actually is that a bad thing? If not I may have finally found something my hair doesn't soak up and spit back out!
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:34 AM   #11
 
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SO I actually styled my hair with the raw shea butter oil on Wednesday 11/11. I put the curls milkshake on it and then took some of the oil and applied it to my roots and ends and did two strand twists. The next morning, when I unraveled I had my bouncy goodness, a nice little sheen, and my hair was super soft it still is softexcept that I figured out that my edges just tend to dry out a litter faster than the rest of my hair and will put a little oil on them today!!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:38 PM   #12
 
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For the price you're not duped. It's heavily scented and a little too much for my taste.
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Ok so i am reviving an old thread...sue me...lol. Well i bought some of the raw shea butter and vitamin e oils for my daughter's 3c/4a hair to use as a sealant. I was wondering if anyone else has had luck with this product to aid moisture??
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Thumbs up mega care tea tree oil is awsome!

I have used the 99/1.99 bottles of MegaCare Tea Tree Oil for many years now. I love it so much that I am preparing to send 6 bottles to my Nephew in the service in Afganistan. I myself have many alergies and sensitivities. Vasiline and petroleum products give me a rash. My "big Dog's" Veternarian first reccommended tea tree oil to keep summer flies from biting his ears bloody and to calm hot spots. It worked. it is the only oil that I can use on my feet. It heals a fissure and calms itch caused by dryness. I have tried about 10 other brands and paid up to $6. they were no good. This mega care tea tree oil is the best and least costly. What a bonus. What a blessing!!
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i liked mega care oils. well, except the tea tree. i'm actually about to go buy some vitamin e mega care oil.
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Ahhhh one of my earlier posts *blushes*


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lmao i def didn't look at the date! i need to start looking at the dates!
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:10 AM   #18
 
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Might I say though I was exhibiting behaviors of the right mindset at post number three. I READ the ingredients, could not find in LITERATURE.( in relation to canola oil being used in hair)


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