- Hair Follicle tests goes back 90 days
- Macujo Method is the best way to strip out THC from hair
- Follicle test is very accurate
- There is a passing window for one time use
- 4 Way to pass at home
- Read for details
By far, the Hair Follicle drug screening is the most invasive, accurate and intimidating test there is. But have now fear, this article pretty much encompasses everything you will need to know. From what to expect, how the test is preformed, how to strip out THC from your hair and beat the test.
Unlike urine screening that are very common and cheap. Hair testing is expensive, very accurate and harder to cheat. If you have used any drugs with in the past 90 days, your at risk of coming up positive and failing.
But, there are ways to pass a hair follicle drug test. It involves staying clean, some preparation and the right method for using hair follicle detoxing shampoos. In order to avoid common pit falls, you will also need to understand why and how some people fail.
How The Hair Drug Test Works
By taking a sample of hair from the head or body. Lab facilities are able to break down the follicles and dissolve then into a liquid. This liquid is then put under testing procedures.
Since the lab technician collects the hair sample directly from you. There is no chance of frauding or faking the sample. This means other then the basic panel drug screening. The sample is not tested for common hair proteins and minerals, leaving open a window of opportunity.
What Happens During the Test
Going to the lab to get your hair tested can be nerve racking. Thats especially true if you don’t know what to expect. So to take the edge off, lets go through the steps.
- Once you enter the lab, you will be instructed by the receptionist to fill out a form and show proof of ID.
- After filling in the form and handing it over to the receptionist. There may be a wait, depending on how many people are infront of you.
- After being called in. You will be seated in an office similar to a doctors. Asked a couple of question.
- The technician will prepaid collection vials.
- A small hair sample is collected, 100-120 strands from the top/crown of the head. Very close to the scalp.
- The sample is trimmed, but in containers and sealed and you are made witness.
It usually is all done within 30-45 minutes. Depending on how long your hair is and what style. There is a slight chance of a noticeable bald spot.
Results are fast
Since the results of the test can be crucial. The labs can usually provide results within 24-72 hours after the sample is taken.
The time depends on the serviced payed for. Since we live in an almost totally digital age, results are posted on a website for faster turnaround.
How Accurate is a Hair Follicle Drug Test?
Extremely reliable, if the person being tested has used drugs in the past 90 days, it will show up. The chances of getting lucky and passing if you’ve used is about zero. For this reason, if you have smoked weed, you must use a detox shampoo or method.
What you NEED to know about Hair Testing
2 Sites for Sample Collection
As mentioned above, the lab maybe directed by the client, who ever that is. To collect a hair sample from the body or head. Lets get int to the details of both and why one must be avoided!
- From the Scalp
The most common spot for the lab tech to get hair is from the head. This is perfectly fine and gives us a chance to strip out drugs and the associated metabolites. There is always a risk of failing unless you had a clean slate for at least 90 days.
- Body/Pubic Hair
Avoid at all costs, cleansing body hair is almost impossible. The amount of history contained in the 1.5 inch hair sample can go back years. If you think they will be collecting body hair, shave it off. Leave no alternative other then the hair from your head which has been cleansed of toxins!
If your not sure if the labs going to take a sample from your head or body, chances are its going to be your scalp. You can also ask by anomalously calling or inquiring before hand.
- Don’t shave your head, this will leave no other choice than pubic hairs.
- Do shave body hair if your uncertain and don’t want to take risks.
How Long Does It Take for Drugs To Get Into My Hair
If you haven’t used any drugs in over 90 days, except very recently, you might have a shot. The rate of hair growth presents an opportunity.
On average, human hair only grows at a rate of .5 inches per month. Totaling only about 6 inches or less per year. Follicle samples are1.5 inches long, taken closes to the scalp.
That means, you have about a 1-2 week window. If you haven’t used for 90+ days, but smoke a joint this past weekend. You will most likely pass, without using any special hair treatment.
You only smoked once in 90 days
This can be tricky, if you fall in to the passing window mentioned above, you should be good. But if you only smoked weed once about a month ago. There is a good chance it will show up.
Safest bet would be to use a shampoo to strip out THC. The Macujo method might be over kill, a simple cleansing shampoo might do the trick. Its all about weighing your odds.
Hair test cut off levels and Detection
A common question is, how much do you have to smoke to fail a hair drug test?, The answer is not much at all.
Which Drugs Are Detected By A Hair Drug Test?
As of right now, the hair drug test only checks for the 5 most commonly used drugs and its variants. This means that it tests for the following: Opiates, cocaine, marijuana, PCP, MDMA and amphetamines.
This testing method is very accurate and super sensitive. The amount of THC or any other drug that can be detected is so small that its measured in (pg) or “Picograms“.
1pg is equal to 0.001 nanograms
Detectable Cuttoffs levels for drugs in hair follicle tests:
- Marijuana – 1pg/ml
- Cocaine – 300pg/ml
- Opiates – 500pg/ml
- PCP – 300pg/ml
- Meth/MDMA/Amphetamines – 300pg/ml
Unproven methods that probably don’t work
Over time people have came up with some interesting ways to try and beat a hair test. Some may be valid, others don’t work at all. So before you take random advice, lets go over a few.
Getting a Perm
Getting a perm will not help pass a hair follicle test, although they may have in the past. The chemicals used to to permanently curl hair today are no where near as harsh as they once where. This method may have worked in the 80’s to mid 90’s, but not today.
Will bleaching your hair pass a hair follicle test? This method in theory may work, but the chances are slim. Chemicals like bleach have proven to oxidize drug metabolites, but only on the cuticle surface.
Dying your hair will completely strip out THC. A study done in 1997 showed that although it does drop the level of detectable drugs. Because the drug metabolites are built into the hair follicles, they are still detected.
Shaving your Head
Probably the worst idea, first you look guilty, second you leave no other choice but body hair. An inch of body hair, or pubic hair carries a longer history of drug use. Due to the rate of growth, even going back years. Don’t do it.
Four Proven Ways To Beat a Hair Drug Test
Now that we have gone over what doesn’t work, lets look at the 4 best way to pass a hair drug test. These Do-It-Yourself hair Detox home remedies seem to be the most reliable so far. Here they are from the most reliable tot he least:
Abstain for 90+ Days
The only 100% guaranteed way to pass, stay clean. I wish there was a magic method that worked all the time, every-time, But there isn’t. You must stay clear of all drug used if you need a guaranteed pass, no way around it.
By far the highest pass rate, if you have used drugs within the past 90 days is the Mac Method. The chances of passing using this method is about 75%-85%, if done right. Heres how you can Learn how to do the Macujo Method to pass a drug test, the right way
Jerry G Method
The Mac Method calls for the Original Aloe Rid formula, which is really expensive and hard to come by. The Jerry G, or G man Method is a cheaper alternative. In stead of getting aloe rid, you can do this method with a substitute shampoo. Pass rate is lower at about 50%-60%
Your not spending more than 5 bucks. Even if you might fail or cause permanent damage to your scalp, this methods for you. Salicylic acid is a very strong and will rip into the hair follicle. Thats why its an important part of the the Mac Method as well as Jerry G.
This method calls for leaving salicylic acid on the scalp for extended periods and can lead to injury. But, it actually does work. You can pass with Aspirin, once we get the details into a safe and effective method, we will share it here. For know the pass rate is 25%-35%, not worth the effort or risk.