hair follicle drug test

There are any number of reasons why someone might be concerned about how to pass a hair follicle test.

Whether you’ve tried marijuana in the last 90 days, walked into a room where people had been smoking, or took one of your friend’s diet pills to help you stay awake studying, chances are high that your hair will be holding the residue that will be picked up by a drug test.

Testing may be called for by your workplace, a sports body or even a hospital to ensure that you won’t have an adverse reaction to a treatment.

What is Hair Follicle Drug Test?

This is a simple test that uses a small sample of hair from your head (between 50 to 100 hairs) – these are often taken from different spots around your head to ensure that you don’t end up with a bald patch.

These hairs are then sent to a laboratory where they get washed and can be used to detect the presence of drugs (prescription or illicit) that have been consumed in the prior 90 days.

How To Pass a Hair Follicle Drug Test

Commonly the testing is screening for abuse of prescription medication, or the presence of marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine, opioids (codeine, morphine, 6-acetyl-morphine) or cocaine.

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What if I’m bald!

Sorry, you don’t get a free pass. If you have a head that is follicle challenged, they may decide to take hair samples from your body. This isn’t the preferred option as your body hair tends to grow significantly slower than the hair on your head, so it becomes more difficult to work out the timing if the lab does garner a positive result.

Sometimes the lab will choose to use a combination of both head and body hair if there is a limited amount of hair on your head.

#1. I bleach my hair, they’ll never detect anything.

Unfortunately, that’s just not true. Although there are many old wife’s tales around about using hair dye or even ammonia to strip traces of drug use from your hair, these are just old wife’s tales and don’t actually work; neither will straightening or curling your hair with heated styling devices help.

#2. What about urine or blood testing?

Drug screening using a blood or urine sample is generally only able to detect substances used within the few days prior to taking the sample.

In some cases, this is exactly what is required (for example in the instance of police wanting to bring charges of drink driving), but many companies or sports bodies want to be able to detect what substances have been used over a longer period of time.

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#3. Hair Follicle Drug Test At Home Testing

A favorite ordered by the parents of teenagers, take home tests usually ask for the hair samples to be collected and sent in to a laboratory, and the results are returned to the purchaser.

You might like to try one yourself to see if you are able to pass a hair follicle test. However, workplace and sports body’s are more likely to request samples and testing be taken place in a supervised setting.

#4. So how DO I pass a Hair Follicle Drug Test?

One product that you will see advertised around is called “Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo” – and it’s not cheap, but it has helped people pass hair follicle drug tests time and time again. However, there is a trick! Make sure you know your supplier.

You are looking for the OLD STYLE shampoo with the old recipe. It is a much stronger formula which is no longer made. By all accounts the new version just doesn’t cut it. There is lots of information about this available online like on:

#5. Wash your cares (and toxins) away.

Hopefully you have some warning before your hair follicle drug test is schedule, because in an ideal world you need about 10 days to prepare. Every morning and night every day for 3-10 days you just wash your hair with the Aloe Toxin Rid shampoo.

You’ll need to wash it and leave it soaking in your hair for a minimum of 10 minutes (but more than 20 is overkill). Make sure you’ve really rubbed it into your scalp. Ideally, you’ll get at least 15 washes before your test.

Use your normal shampoo, rinse this out, then rub in a small amount of the old-style aloe toxin rid, let it soak for 10+ minutes, rinse it out, then add your normal conditioner.

#6. Don’t forget your environment.

It is also advisable to make sure that you’re not re-coating your hair with toxins, particularly from cannabis smoke – wash your pillowcase, bedding and any hats/beanies/hoodies etc. that have come into contact with the smoke.

These have all gathered residue from your hair (or environment) prior to using the toxin rid, so can easily recoat your hair with enough residue to be detectable by a hair drug test. It would be a shame to go to the effort of detoxing your hair just to have it re-contaminated while you sleep.

#7. But I don’t have 10 days before I’m tested.

You can short cut the process by washing your hair repeatedly over one or two days. Spreading the washing over several days is still preferred, but at a pinch you can cut the time down. You’ll still need to leave it on for 10 minutes at a time.

You can also use the old-style Aloe Toxin Rid as your regular every day shampoo then for a really intense toxin clean on the day of your test use something like “Ultra Clean Shampoo”, but because of its ability to strip your hair of oils it should not be used as a daily treatment.

Will I pass Hair Follicle Drug Test?

They say that every dollar bill in circulation is contaminated with cocaine, so obviously the only 100% accurate way to ensure that you will pass a drug test is to lock yourself in a sterile room and live on a diet of bread and filtered water.

While the shampoo method above has had excellent results if you’re still concerned you can purchase your own at-home testing kit and test yourself anonymously.

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