Hair drug tests are arguably the hardest drug tests to pass. Given a long enough hair sample, these tests can detect any drug use in the last 90 days. Rather than shave all your hair off, is it possible that a 10-minute hair detox shampoo can get you through a hair drug test?
Normal shampoo does nothing to remove drug metabolites, because they're locked deep into the hair shafts. Here's a guide to some of the special hair detox products you can buy.
Zydot's Ultra Clean Shampoo and Conditioner
Zydot is famous for developing the first detox drink, and this is their equivalent product for hair drug tests. This product actually penetrates deep down into the hair to dissolve and remove toxins trapped in the core.
You use it much like any shampoo, although you need to spend a little more time massaging it into and out of your hair. It's important not to miss any hairs, especially those at the back of the neck, because testers often take samples from this area. You also need to leave the shampoo to set for about five minutes.
Even with two applications, you should be done in about 10 minutes. Note that if you have very thick or long hair, Zydot recommend that you use double the amount. While this also doubles the cost, it's needed to ensure that all your hair is thoroughly cleansed.
Ultra Klean's Ultra Cleanse
The second shampoo is Ultra Cleanse from Ultra Klean. This is also a shampoo and conditioner, and the process is much like with the Zydot shampoo. You massage half the shampoo into your hair, making sure to cover it all, before leaving it to set for a few minutes. You then rinse it out and repeat with the other half of the bottle.
Once complete, you can safely submit a hair sample for the rest of the day.
Folli-Kleen Intense Hair Cleanser
The Folli-Kleen Intense Hair Cleanser doesn't quite qualify as a 10-minute hair detox shampoo, but it's worth considering all the same. Unlike with the other shampoos, you need to use your normal shampoo first.
Once you've cleaned your hair normally, you saturate your hair with Folli-Klean. You then need to put the included shower cap on and leave it for 15-30 minutes before rinsing it out and styling your hair.
Test Pass Detox Shampoo
The final product is the Test Pass Detox Shampoo. Rather than being a deep-cleansing shampoo, this product leaves a special film on your hair, much like a conditioner would. This film then masks drug metabolites when your hair sample is tested.
Using it is much the same, though. First, you need to use it a maximum of five hours before your test. Like the others, you massage half of the bottle in at a time, leaving it to set for a few minutes in between.
Whichever 10-minute detox shampoo you use, you need to be careful not to recontaminate your hair. Many of the things that touched your hair in the past will have traces of drug metabolites on them, such as hairbrushes, pillows and head rests. Make sure that anything your hair touches between cleaning and your test is clean or preferably new.