Hair drug tests can be a challenge to pass, even if you've not taken any kind of drugs for a while. The Folli-Kleen detox shampoo
from Stinger claims to be able to beat these tests, but you may want to learn more before taking a gamble on this product.
Why are hair drug tests so hard to pass?
After taking any sort of drug, it and its metabolite circulate in your blood, sometimes for days or even weeks. Some of this inevitably makes its way to the hair follicles, where it gets trapped within new hair as it's formed. It then stays there pretty much forever.
If your hair were 18 inches long, for example, testers would be able to detect drug use from three years ago. Fortunately, the standard practice is to take just the most recent inch and a half of hair, which corresponds to around 90 days of hair growth. If your hair isn't long enough, testers may take a sample of body hair instead. Many experts claim this is much worse, and it could result in drug use from a year ago being detected.
What is Folli-Kleen?
Standard shampoos typically only serve to clean the outside of the hair, and they have no effect on toxins trapped inside the hair strands. According to the manufacturer Stinger, Foll-Kleen is designed to perform a deep and thorough clean. When using it as directed, it penetrates deep down to neutralize any drug metabolites in your hair and give you an eight-hour window to submit a hair sample.
How do you use Folli-Kleen?
Using Folli-Kleen is pretty simple, but you will need access to a shower or other means of washing your hair. You start by washing your hair as normal with an everyday, non-conditioning shampoo.
You then take your bottle of Folli-Kleen and work the entire contents into your hair, using your fingers to massage it in and distribute it evenly over all your hair.
It then needs some time to work, so cover your hair with the supplied shower cap and let it stand for at least 20 minutes before rinsing it out with water. Stinger states that it's fine to use conditioners and hair modelling products from this point without affecting its performance.
Is it possible to test my hair at home?
Hair drug testing is much more complicated than home urine testing, but it is actually possible to test your own hair, so you can know in advance whether you're at risk of failing. To do this, you need to get a mail-in home testing kit. Once you send off your hair sample, a lab will analyze it. After a couple of days, you will be able to access the results anonymously.
Are there alternatives to Folli-Kleen?
Like with most detox products, different manufacturers have their own variations. For example, Zydot's detox solution with separate shampoo, purifier, and conditioner seems to be particularly well regarded. You can also find detox shampoos from other well-known detox brands, such as Test Pass and Ultra Klean.