Posts Tagged ‘mt’

My Challenges

I’m a member of longhaircareforum, which is a great forum for helping black women to achieve healthy hair.  One of the things I like about this site, besides all the good info, is all the challenges that are available to join.  Thanks to the wonderful women there, I’ve joined the “Put Down the Ruler” challenge, “Get Your Hands Out of Your Hair” challenge and the “MT/OCT” (stands for MegaTek/Ovation Cell Therapy) challenge.

I joined the ruler challenge because I was/am so obsessed with finding out how much my hair grew everyday.  I joined the hands out of hair challenge because I’m always playing with my hair–feeling new growth, wetting my hair to see how long I can get it to look, and that damned flat iron (don’t even get me started about that: see my post snip).  I joined the MT/OCT challenge just to see if I can increase my hair growth more than it usually grows.  Between the three of these challenges that I’ve joined (so far), by my birthday–or by early next year–I’m hoping my hair will be the healthiest it’s been in a while.  And if length comes with it all the better =)

3 Week/2 Month MegaTek Update

Well, I’ve been using MT for about 3 weeks now.  I apply it to my scalp twice a day (morning and night) and I have noticed new growth coming in, but it’s a little too early right now to see a significant difference.  The difference I DID notice is that my hair is stronger, getting thicker, and feels softer.  I also notice that my new growth is softer and easier to comb through in addition to my hair looking shinier.  I’m contstantly surprised at how much of a difference there is in lenght from when my hair is dry and when it’s wet.  I’ll continue to use MT along with my Ayurveda.  Hopefully by the end of this month I will finally hit APL.

ETA October 31,  2008:  It’s been about two months now and megatek has really helped to thicken my hair, and there is growth, too, but since I’m not using heat for a while (because I tend to abuse it and have to chop off hair as a result), I don’t know exactly how much.  As an experiment, I relaxed my hair about 3 weeks ago, to see what I could see.  Two weeks post I felt new growth coming up.  I just bought some Ovation Cell Therapy (OCT) to see if the growth can be increased.  I have a few strands touching APL right now, but it’s not full APL yet.  I’m hoping by my birthday at the end of November I will be there.  I’ll take comparison pics then =) I want to be really suprised, and I hope that I am…fingers crossed!

Before:

3 Weeks of MT:

3 month update coming in November