Megatek Anyone?

There is a thriving thread on the 4A forum about this..as well as LHCF.

Have any of you used Megatek? My understanding is that it is the same as Ovation Cell Therapy but marketed to animals so is substantially cheaper.

I just ordered a small sample bottle off of ebay.

Would love to know if anyone has used it!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/

Last edited by Alexjoujou; 12-06-2009 at 05:54 AM.
I'm curious myself how it works. My hair is just so thin on top that I'd love to find something that works.
mostly 3a/i/F
Modified CG since Feb 2008
Rotating a lot!
Blog: http://amy51373.blogspot.com/
There is a thriving thread on the 4A forum about this..as well as LHCF.

Have any of you used Megatek? My understanding is that it is the same as Ovation Cell Therapy but marketed to animals so is substantially cheaper.

I just ordered a small sample bottle off of amazon.

Would love to know if anyone has used it!
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Ive used it (just got it tho so not been using it for any length of time). I got it because of the protein in it. I got the screw top pot of it and it says to leave it in for 3-5 mins. I have to say my hair feels good after it - no hardness or dryness after rinsing. (It does say to use a co if you feel your hair dry/hard after rinsing.) It was cheap compared to normal protein prods. I'm going to keep using once a week. My sister in law has very thin hair on her scalp so I am hoping that if I get any bonus of my hair feeling thicker I'll recommend it to her. I wanted to try it first tho and make sure nothing drastic happened!
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
http://public.fotki.com/curlyhairmichuk/
new pics added Jan 2012

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I've never heard of this, must go and google when I've finished on here.
3b in South Australia.
There is a thriving thread on the 4A forum about this..as well as LHCF.

Have any of you used Megatek? My understanding is that it is the same as Ovation Cell Therapy but marketed to animals so is substantially cheaper.

I just ordered a small sample bottle off of amazon.

Would love to know if anyone has used it!
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Ive used it (just got it tho so not been using it for any length of time). I got it because of the protein in it. I got the screw top pot of it and it says to leave it in for 3-5 mins. I have to say my hair feels good after it - no hardness or dryness after rinsing. (It does say to use a co if you feel your hair dry/hard after rinsing.) It was cheap compared to normal protein prods. I'm going to keep using once a week. My sister in law has very thin hair on her scalp so I am hoping that if I get any bonus of my hair feeling thicker I'll recommend it to her. I wanted to try it first tho and make sure nothing drastic happened!
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
Ohhh you have it? Can I ask if the one you have has any cones in the ingredients? I've seen multiple ingredient list postings and they are all different...and I bought off of ebay where they said no silicones..but one of the ingredient lists I've seen has the Dimethicone Copolyl.

My hair seems a lot like yours and Amy51373...
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
There is a thriving thread on the 4A forum about this..as well as LHCF.

Have any of you used Megatek? My understanding is that it is the same as Ovation Cell Therapy but marketed to animals so is substantially cheaper.

I just ordered a small sample bottle off of amazon.

Would love to know if anyone has used it!
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Ive used it (just got it tho so not been using it for any length of time). I got it because of the protein in it. I got the screw top pot of it and it says to leave it in for 3-5 mins. I have to say my hair feels good after it - no hardness or dryness after rinsing. (It does say to use a co if you feel your hair dry/hard after rinsing.) It was cheap compared to normal protein prods. I'm going to keep using once a week. My sister in law has very thin hair on her scalp so I am hoping that if I get any bonus of my hair feeling thicker I'll recommend it to her. I wanted to try it first tho and make sure nothing drastic happened!
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
Ohhh...you have it? Does it have Dimethicone Copolyl in the ingredient listing? I bought off ebay and the guy said it didn't but I've seen other ingredient listings where it says it does. It says no silicones in the listing on ebay so I'm hopeful.

Do you put it on just like a condish or do you mix with water and just do your scalp?

I've also heard shedding can be a problem (which seems sort of counter to the idea of thicker hair!) so if you notice any will you post?

I already shed what seems like a lot to me given my hair thinness already.

My hair seems alot like yours and Amy 51373's...even though I am more a 2C than 3A...I'm also a Fi on the FIA scale.
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
There is a thriving thread on the 4A forum about this..as well as LHCF.

Have any of you used Megatek? My understanding is that it is the same as Ovation Cell Therapy but marketed to animals so is substantially cheaper.

I just ordered a small sample bottle off of amazon.

Would love to know if anyone has used it!
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Ive used it (just got it tho so not been using it for any length of time). I got it because of the protein in it. I got the screw top pot of it and it says to leave it in for 3-5 mins. I have to say my hair feels good after it - no hardness or dryness after rinsing. (It does say to use a co if you feel your hair dry/hard after rinsing.) It was cheap compared to normal protein prods. I'm going to keep using once a week. My sister in law has very thin hair on her scalp so I am hoping that if I get any bonus of my hair feeling thicker I'll recommend it to her. I wanted to try it first tho and make sure nothing drastic happened!
Originally Posted by curlyhairmichuk
Ohhh...you have it? Does it have Dimethicone Copolyl in the ingredient listing? I bought off ebay and the guy said it didn't but I've seen other ingredient listings where it says it does. It says no silicones in the listing on ebay so I'm hopeful.

Do you put it on just like a condish or do you mix with water and just do your scalp?

I've also heard shedding can be a problem (which seems sort of counter to the idea of thicker hair!) so if you notice any will you post?

I already shed what seems like a lot to me given my hair thinness already.

My hair seems alot like yours and Amy 51373's...even though I am more a 2C than 3A...I'm also a Fi on the FIA scale.
Originally Posted by Alexjoujou
Yes it does have Dimethicone Copolyl but it is water soluble. It looks like a co and smells nice. Mine had instructions on the screw jar. I just put on and left for 5 mins the first time I used it, next time 3 mins. (says between 3-5). I got mine in the UK. For me I'm using it for the protein aspect,(any growth/thickening will be a bonus for me) but as I said my s in law has thinning hair so I'll recommend it to her. I haven't noticed any shedding - no more than normal. I usually shed some in the shower when detangling but have noticed nothing out of the ordinary.
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
http://public.fotki.com/curlyhairmichuk/
new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
Duchess of Alba, Keeper of the Tartan Curls in The Order of the Curly Crusaders
Here is the info that I read about it:

HAIR : For men and women who are losing hair. Megatek makes the hair 30% stronger so less hair falls out. You will see a difference the first time you use it. Anyone concerned about losing his or her hair should be using this product. Chemotherapy patients really like this product. It is also used by people who are experiencing hair loss due to high blood pressure medication
NAILS:Will make your finger nails 30% stronger. Apply a little on the cuticle daily and you will have finger nails like youhave never seen before. It can also be used as a super - moisturizer for dry, calloused hands.
Dosage & Administration: Apply to wet clean hair. Used 3 times a week after shampooing, your hair will be thicker and fuller. Just rub a small amount in your hair and let it stay on from 2 to 5 minutes, then rinse out. Works faster when used with Premier Shampoo. Mega-Tek has a lot of protein so it is important to ensure that you use a conditioner after your Mega-Tek treatment if your hair is prone to feeling brittle when using a lot of protein.. You can use the Premier Cream conditioner after the Mega-Tek treatment. For very dry hair then use the Premier spray or Survivor detangler.
Nails: Apply a little on the cuticle daily for fantastic nails.

Here are the ingredients of the one I have:
Ingredients: Deionized water, hydrolyzed keratin protein, stearalkonium chloride, glyceryl Stearate, peg 100 stearate, marine protein, peg 40, panthenal, dimethicone copolyol, magnesium citrate, Allantoin, amino acids, methylparaben, Mucopolysaccharides, propylparaben, imidazolidinyl urea, fragrance.

hth
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
http://public.fotki.com/curlyhairmichuk/
new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
Duchess of Alba, Keeper of the Tartan Curls in The Order of the Curly Crusaders
I want to try this, but a lot of people have posted that when they stopped using it, the fullness/thickness they got eventually went away.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I want to try this, but a lot of people have posted that when they stopped using it, the fullness/thickness they got eventually went away.
Originally Posted by curls2grow
I still have most of one bottle left-I used 2 bottles in the past year or so, mainly on my scalp at night. I wasn't looking for thickness, per se, but to maximize growth. I think it is an excellent protein conditioner, and, although I don't believe anything can grow hair faster or put hair where none exists, I do believe that some products can just create the optimum scalp environment to maximize hair potential. I also think that the act of massaging it into my scalp each evening had quite a bit to do with my success. I also do this with various oils (and have diluted the MT with water and oils). I actually have baby hairs on the sides of my hairline that have filled in quite nicely, and my hairline was just fine IMO before. This was not my goal. I don't use MT regularly now, but do use it as a protein conditioner/treatment every now and then. I definitely saw faster growth in the first few months than I ever had, then it tapered off (as did my committment, lol). Many people have the best results stopping it every so often then they get a growth spurt of sorts when starting up again. If your hair likes protein, I think it's worth a shot for optimizing thickness and length. My hair still seems to have retained the benefits long after.... HTH...
I"ve been using, first, ovation (the companys down here, in socal. tried an intro kit, with the cell therapy(mega tek for people)it came with a shampoo, and conditioner .dumped those, had sulfate in shampoo, dimethicone in condish.I started this around the time, of going complete CG .Hair quit breaking off, didnt shed, no more clogged drains, from broken hair, its longer than its ever been, (probably because of less breakage.)Hairdresser noticed new ,thicker, healthier hair, tells her thinning clients about it now. I cowash ,apply megatek(O yea, thanks to said,thread,&LHC forum, ordered 3 xs as much product,under megatek,(for horses,same exact product)from valleyvet.com, order $60.00 get free shipping.I got 2 gigantic bottles, and a mule t-shirt(I luv mules,haha)its billed as megatek coat reconditioner, and its the best deal, even better, than locally at the tack and feed stores here.on top of that, I add conditioner,usually biolage conditioning balm, bananna clip up, and take shower, rinse off alltogether. .feels great every time.once in a while squish excess into length.My porous fine hair, has never been so strong, now I actually only shed about 100 hairs,every day. even right after coloring.My only protein love, and believe me, Ive tried other protein shampoos in the past(O yea, they probably had sulfates..ie.Lanza, snapped my poor hair right off,pulled wads of hair out of the shower, now when all my friends(IM in 50's) hair is thinning away, mine is getting thicker, and stronger.(knock on wood)Straight nonporous friend, got too ambitouus with it, though and rubbed straight into scalp and hair,left on like a DT, and after month or so dried her out so bad, she said it took a mo. of daily DT's to get back to norm.Now I use about every 3-4 days. Your hair sounds similar to mine, alex.I luv it, and someday ,my mule will too(show,dressage mule,that is)
3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey[LIST][*][U]Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,TJ nourish, Condish BCB, Peter Lamas volumizing mixed w a dab of CJ smoothing ,kenra moisture,CJ curl rehab Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*JMOgel,w/ Kenra volumizing mousse KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.w/Aussie freeze gel.FOTE on dry. DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek.
Awesome! Thank you all so much for the feedback!

I ordered a small sample to give it a try off ebay and the guy was really nice.

I'll post how I like it...normally my hair loves protein in any form so this sounds like a real winner to me!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
I ordered some too. Anything to help from thinning more and if it makes it grow, even better!
mostly 3a/i/F
Modified CG since Feb 2008
Rotating a lot!
Blog: http://amy51373.blogspot.com/
I ordered some too. Anything to help from thinning more and if it makes it grow, even better!
Originally Posted by amy51373

Exactly! I don't care too much for the growth (that's just a side bonus!) but thicker = for me!

Did you get the sample off ebay? I thought for a total of $11 including shipping that it was a good way to try it without spending $40!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
I use this but I've gone very slow with it to prevent excess shedding I read about.

It has no 'cones and I dilute it with water and use it mainly as a scalp treatment a few times a week.

My stylist said she noticed the start of some new growth at my temples and a bit on my crown. I'm staying with it and if it works, I have no intention of stopping using it. I don't get the complaints that people have that their hair falls out after they stop using it. Then don't stop using it!!! Why would you quit something that works? This is just so illogical.
People expect miracles to occur with their hair but hair is constantly growing and falling out. How can you blame the product for not working if you stop using it?This is not a cure for hair loss and it especially doesn't work if you won't use it....if you stop using it and your hair falls out again, it's your own fault, not the fault of the product....
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
Megatek /OCT hair growth

and

http://www.longhaircareforum.com/for...d.php?t=278965

here's a lot of info to get everybody started.
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
Okay, so I went to the longhaircare forum and read the ingredients.

SooOOOooooo how are those ingredients supposed to work to re-grow hair? They are the exact same ingredients that are in a regular conditioner. The megatek and the ovation do not have the same ingredients.

Ovation:Deionized Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, DM DM Hydantoin, Methlparaben, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Frangrance

Mega-Tek Rebuilder: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

Did I find the wrong ingred list? Are those the conditioners that are supposed to be sold with the rebuilder/cell therapy?
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

I emailed the company over the Mega-Tek ingredients list discrepancies a while ago. They sent me a couple of pdf's with the correct ingredients of all their products.

I'll post for the MegaTek since that was the product I asked about:

Mega-Tek Rebuilder

Deionized water
Stearalkonium chloride
Glyceral Stearate
Cetearyl Alcohol
PEG-40 Castor Oil
Cetrimonium Chloride
Hydrolyzed Keratin
Panthenol
Tocopheryl Acetate
DM DM Hydantoin
Methylparaben
Propylparaben
Tetrasodium EDTA
Fragrance
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
I agree..the ingredients are normal..nothing extra or special about them. In fact my beloved Hairveda MCP has many of these..even some protein.

So my theory is that it is the protein that helps or maybe the combination/amount of ingredients?

I gotta admit that part of me even thinks that the reason this works so well is 1. belief that it can and 2. that people are paying attention..leave on for 3-5 minutes and use regularly and all that.

or maybe not..but either way there isn't anything in here that is not in a ton of other products. I'm going to use it and see and I'll update

I have to say before CG I didn't even use condish..and if I did I certainly didn't leave it on or anything...so it could be for me my hair likes that I am now trying to figure out what it, well, likes!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
Has anyone tried this on men's hair? I don't know if there would be a difference, but my daddy wants to grow his hair out (and he is getting thin) and dye it all black again (I'm hiding the men's dye he bought and see if I can get some Indigo or Henna), so I thought I'd give it a try.

He's going through a sort of mid life crisis, I think, mournful of the days of the full jheri curl. He told me once that he had a friend relax it and it went mid-back. This same relax job caused all his hair break off (said htat huge chunks that fell out) and the worse of it (the top of the crown and midway back) as been thin ever since.

I'm rambling, but it's my daddy, and I love talking about him, I'm such a daddy
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