If a person takes drugs, his blood test results will show it! It will also carry the substance to the person’s hair follicle. So even your hair sample can be used for the detection of drugs. Hair follicle drug tests, like urine tests or oral fluids tests, have now become common and are, in fact, very popular in the USA.
Hair Drug tests can confirm the usage of drugs in the last 90 days. The purpose of the test may be:
- For medical reasons
- Legal requirements
- For employment/workplace purpose
Process for the test
- A hair sample from the roots is taken and is submitted to the laboratory. The sample may even be collected at your workplace or from your home.
- The laboratory follows a two-step procedure for getting near-perfect results.
a) The first step is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test. This one is for a quick examination.
b) If the person tests positive in the first step, there will be a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) test. This test is conducted to be double-sure about the result.
3. In case the result is negative in the first step itself, it will be declared within 24 hours. For positive results, it usually takes 72 hours. Hair follicle drug test detection times are generally longer than urine or other fluids tests.
A hair drug test can detect the following:
- Substances naturally derived from opium
- Amphetamines used as nervous system stimulant
- Phenylcyclohexyl piperidine, also known as angel dust
Do you know how long does marijuana stay in your hair follicles? Well, it starts showing up after 5-10 days, and once the THC binds your hair, it can stay for a lifetime unless you choose to cut your hair! However, the hair drug test will detect usage in the previous 90 days. The hair sample taken is 1.5 inches from the scalp, and usually, new hair grows 0.5 inches every month. So in 90 days, a 1.5-inch sample can detect weed in your hair! You see, that’s how the dots connect!
Marijuana, also known as Cannabis, contains different cannabinoids. The most common type of cannabinoid is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). So THC and weed stay in your hair follicles, and that is what the hair drug test looks for.
How can you beat a hair follicle drug test? Is that even possible?
- If you have a clear record of 90 days and have only used weed recently, it will be easier to pass the test.
- If you are a regular user of Marijuana and THC have bound your hair, things become a little difficult. So you have the following options:
a) Bleach and dye your hair multiple times so that the test results are inconclusive. This is not a full-proof method, though.
b) Detox your hair! A detox shampoo to pass a hair follicle drug test is usually considered a good option. These days, the market is flooded with many shampoos for this process. Zydot Ultra-Clean shampoo, Nexxus Aloe Rid, and the STAT! Hair Cleansing Kits are some popular hair follicle drug testing shampoos.
A step by step guide is given in the instruction manual for using these kits.
Usually, the first step will be to shampoo your hair. This cleans your scalp and removes anything that is still stuck on your hair. Next, you will have to use the purifier for the detox and, finally, the conditioner.
Also, note that if you have intimation in advance about the test, you can try these tips to pass the test. There is no quick-fix to pass a hair drug test in 24 hours (1 day).
DIY Home detox Remedies
To remove THC from your system, you can stick to the following organic detox remedies:
- Drink lots of water. That’s the best way to remove toxins.
- Take a lot of Vitamin C.
- Alternate cold and hot showers
- Consuming Garlic is said to remove THC, but make sure the intake is not too much.
- You can consume Apple cider Vinegar and also wash your hair with it.
- You can also consume Bentonite clay with water and apply it to your skin as well.
The Dos and Don’ts
- Do reach out for help if you feel the withdrawal symptoms are not under your control and are difficult to handle.
- Do drink warm milk and eat healthy food to keep your energy levels high.
- Do not take any fat and caffeine during the detox process.
- Do not try any quick-fixes for detox. It might harm your body.
Tricks that won’t help you pass a Hair Follicle drug test
- The team is well-qualified and smart enough to understand if you are using any fake hair or hair-extensions. So you better not try and get caught!
- Again cutting your hair will raise suspicion.
- Rumors say that apple cider vinegar can help you pass the test in 24 hours, but that’s a trap! It takes its own time to detox your body.
The Macujo Method
Macujo Method is an old formula used for several years to pass the hair drug test. It is said to be quite effective, and the probability of passing the test after this method is quite high, especially for thin hair. So you need to follow these Macujo method instructions and some popular tips for the best results:
1) Collect the following materials:
- Shower Cap
- Tide Detergent
- Clean and clear deep cleansing
- Zydot Ultra Clean
- Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo
2) You have to stop consuming weed when you finally decide to detox your body, so there is no further damage to take care of.
3) Make your hair wet, not too wet, but moist.
4) Massage vinegar on rinsed hair.
5) Next, keeping the vinegar as it is, again massage some Clean And Clear deep cleanse on your scalp.
6) Put your shower cap and let it rest for about an hour.
7) Rinse your hair with warm water when it’s time, and now use the Aloe Toxin rid Shampoo.
8) The shampoo is supposed to be followed by Tide detergent.
9) Last, use Zydot Ultra clean shampoo and again rinse it with warm water.
You need to follow the method 3-5 times to get the best results. The best thing about this method is that you can do it in the comfort of your home, and your only cost will be the cost of materials that are required.
While you may surf the internet for every article on a possible detox solution to pass the hair follicle test, you can do yourself a favor and stop smoking pot! We all know the ill effects of smoking weed and understand that these hair follicle detox methods have their disadvantages and still do not promise 100% results. So why do you risk your job and life with it? Quit it! Because that’s the only sure-shot way to pass the test today and forever.