Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder
Here’s another review of something to fix one of Champ’s little problems. This time, it was a huge chuck of mane. Here’s our story on why we needed Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder and our review of the product.
In late February of this year we went to the barn one day and unblanketed Champ. All looked fine and normal. We started to groom him and as we ran a body brush over his mane…a large amount of hair came out. We noticed, grabbed a stool, and immediately went to look at it. Everywhere we touched, hair dropped (up until about half way up his mane), but there was no evidence of rubbing it out…and there was no flaking, redness or anything else. We immediately went to the wash rack and washed his mane, even in the chilly weather just in case there was something in it causing the problem. More hair dropped. You couldn’t touch the mane without hair falling out. It was almost as if someone had put Nair on his mane! We went to an old stand by in our barn and used some MTG on it. Within three days…he was bald. Half of his mane was just gone. We raged at the bottle of MTG for seemingly making it worse and threw it away. We considered roaching the whole thing, but were talked out of it.
We do not have a photo of the initial damage (as we were so distraught over the loss…we weren’t thinking straight) so we cannot show you the true horror (though just know it was bad…and he was bald). He never did loose the top half of the mane. We never did figure out what caused the problem…and the vet and trainer were confused. No bugs, no rash, no flaking, no rubbing…nothing. He sat for a few weeks with minimal treatment as we had to rush out of town for a family emergency. When we returned, it was no worse…but really no better. A tiny amount of hair was starting to grow back…but not enough. We were gifted a bottle of Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder in hopes that it would help make him presentable by his first show.
After three weeks, there was noticeably hair growth after adding the Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder (see the first photo above). By week 5 it had thickened up considerably and was a bit longer. By 8 weeks…we had enough mane to braid for our first show of the season (though not big lush braids…as you can see from the bottom half of the mane in the photo). It has now been 17 weeks since we started the Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder and Champ has a good three or so inches of mane where he had completely balded. At first, we were applying this product daily. After the first 3 or so weeks, we knocked it down to 3 days a week…after 8 weeks, we knocked it down to once a week as the urgency to have a mane for a show was no longer an issue. The biggest results were in the first few weeks when we were applying the product more regularly. As we tapered our use down, the results got much less drastic (however this stuff isn’t cheap…so we try and use it sparingly in non-emergency times).
Likely by the end of show season, he will have his full mane back. We are hoping that whatever happened last winter was a freak incident that never occurs again!
We recommend Eqyss MegaTek Rebuilder for regrowing hair on the quick.