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It's been two months since the last update! Sorry for the hiatus, lovelies. We'll be updating more frequently now. Anyway, I am one month away from my first year ful...

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I've been seeing a lot of raves over the Ovation Cell Therapy line, and I honestly don't see the reason for it. I looked over the ingredients and was not impressed at all. Here they are:

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.

  • 1. Stearalkonium Chloride: A quartenary ammonium compound and ationic surfactant that has excellent substantivity to hair's keratin protein. Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electrical charges on hair. Good conditioning agent.
  • 2. Glyceryl Stearate: Derived from vegetable fatty acids; soothes and softens, emulsifier.
  • 3. Cetrimonium Chloride: Quaternary (more water soluble) conditioning agent used as an anti-static agent.
  • 4. Tocopheryl Acetate: It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E).
  • 5. Hydrolyzed Keratin: Protein for the hair derived from non-animal sources.
  • 6. Panthenol: A derivative of vitamin B5 used in conditioners and moisturizers to help bind into the hair follicles.
  • 7. Cetearyl Alcohol: Fatty alcohol blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohols which emulsifies, retains moisture, smooths, and regulates consistency.
Honestly, you could take some Infusium 23, mix a little vitamin E oil along with the Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Wrap & Set Lotion or even Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner and bam, you've got a decent knock-off. Don't believe me? Here are the ingredients from both products:

Water , Amodimethicone , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Panthenol , Cetrimonium Chloride , PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone , Polyquaternium-11 , Citric Acid , Betaine , Glycerin , Sorbitol , Trideceth-12 , PPG-2 Methyl Ether , Serine , Glycine , Glutamic Acid , Arginine , Threonine , Lysine , Alanine , Proline , Hydroxyethylcellulose , PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer , Behenic Acid , Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate , Oleic Acid , Palmitic Acid , Linoleic Acid , Stearic Acid , Arachidic Acid , PEG-8 , Polysorbate 80 , Aminomethyl Propanol , Fragrance , Sodium PCA , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin , Disodium EDTA

Water , PVP , Jojoba Seed Oil - Simmondsia Chinensis , Coconut Oil - Cocos Nucifera , Panthenyl Ethyl Ether , Panthenol , Chitosan , Lactic Acid , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Fragrance , Polysorbate 20 , PEG-60 Almond Glycerides , DMDM Hydantoin , Polysorbate 80 , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Purified Water, Hexadecanol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (Emollient), Ceteareth-20, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Isopropylparaben, Benzophenone-4, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance, FD&C Yellow No.5, FD&C Yellow No.6, FD&C Red No.40, FD&C Blue No.1.


I honestly don't see the point in wasting money on a product that you can pretty much mimic at home. I'll just wait until Sally's comes out with the GVP version. Just kidding.

Anybody tried Ovation Cell Therapy? Is it worth the money or would you rather a knock-off?




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ErynMyisha says
January 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM

I've used it on my scalp, not on the length so I can't testify to the effects of it that way. But it does provide a boost in growth just as it says. There is something in those ingredients or the way they are concocted or whatever to produce the growth. Megatek is essentially the knock off to OCT and I've used and prefer that product. It just depends on what you are using it for. If you don't care for growth then I wouldn't spend the money for it.

Lavendar says
January 21, 2009 at 8:48 AM

I tried the OCT and did not like it at all. Huge waste of money. It's basically a protein conditioner, and although I have protein-loving hair, it did not like this conditioner at all. My hair began shedding/breaking after using the OCT.

2BOSSAY says
January 23, 2009 at 10:57 PM

BELLE..I USED THE MEGA TEK WHICH IZ THE OTHER VERSION OF THE OCT...GIRL TRU WASTE OF MONEY...ALL THIZ MIRACULOUZ NEW GROWTH THESE FOLKZ R SEEING HAZ GOT 2 B A FIGMENT OF THEIR IMAGINATION...THIZ PRODUCT REALLY IZ SUPPOSED 2 ONLEE THICKEN THE HAIR...SMH...DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE...

SOLOMONSYDELLE says
January 27, 2009 at 10:22 AM

I used Mega Tek and noticed a spurt in the beginning. I however opted to not buy a new bottle because after using it, I realized that my hair didn't grow any faster than it does normally. So, I chose to save my money. However, Mega Tek made me realize that my hair loves protein and particularly in the summer.

Anyway, I am no longer using growth aides and my hair is growing just fine. This winter has produced some serious shedding though and my hair thinned out. =(

Anyone know a good Protein deep conditioner I can throw in my hair for about 2 minutes? Let me go see Ms. Bossay's regimen on her page...

Anonymous says
March 4, 2009 at 1:23 PM

It worked for me and many other on long hair care forum, megatek does the same thing for cheaper may be not as fast. Good luck ladies.

Manny the Man of Hair says
May 28, 2009 at 2:00 AM

You can get a lot of extra growth by stopping breakage. So try not shampooing to often. Shampoo means dry...dry means breakage. Also, use a deep conditioner (Mixed Chicks has a good one) Deep conditioner means more moisture. More moisture means less breakage.

Anonymous says
June 26, 2010 at 8:26 PM

The very first time I used the ovation cell theropy, my hair began to break off, it also left it looking and feeling very dirty!!! Hate it. Waste of money!!!

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