As a professional, it is compulsory to take a drug test before being hired. Whether you are into drugs or you just committed a single mistake, the basic yet most important rule is to stop using it for a week minimum before undergoing a hair follicle test. Abstinence is a surefire way to avoid risks and negative consequences like completely losing your shot at your dream job. This includes not smoking weed and avoiding skin-to-skin contact with a person who does because it may transfer trace amounts of cannabis metabolites on hair.
Follow these other precautionary steps to be 100% sure that you can get away unscathed while facing this dreaded test.
1 Just shave it all off
This may seem as the easiest way to get rid of the traces of the “unwanted” yet it’s one of the most effective. Simply shave all the hair on your body then any hair that will grow from it will be drug-free.
Special detox shampoos can wash off the chemicals from your hair. While most of the detox shampoos are effective, most of them fail to reach the hair shaft itself. Spending a little bit more for a high quality detox shampoo. Products like Clear Choice Hair Follicle Shampoo and Nexxus Aloe Rid Shampoo are a bit pricy but they can fully eliminate medicines, environmental pollutants, and other undesirable stressors from hair.
3 Vinegar Rinse Solution
Wash your hair with vinegar and leave it be for 10-15 minutes. Next, apply salicylic acid onto your hair. You need to leave both vinegar and salicylic acid for another 30 minutes. Remember to focus on the back of your head because most samples are to be taken within this area. Lastly, rinse and put some conditioner. Repeat if needed.
4 Go Natural
Some organic products can help you pass the test as well. However, keep in mind that when you go all natural, chances are there will be a higher risk of not getting the results you wanted. Adding these to your pre-detox plan won’t hurt because it can boost the health of your hair overall. Here are some:Rosemary Shampoo: It contains chemical compounds that can detoxify skin and hair naturally. To do this, slowly heat a handful of rosemary leaves into a pot of grapeseed oil for 3 hours. Let this mixture cool overnight. Gently massage this into the hair and scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash with T/Sal for more detox. Wash with a gentle shampoo for more moisture.
Rosemary Shampoo: It contains chemical compounds that can detoxify skin and hair naturally. To do this, slowly heat a handful of rosemary leaves into a pot of grapeseed oil for 3 hours. Let this mixture cool overnight. Gently massage this into the hair and scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes and wash with T/Sal for more detox. Wash with a gentle shampoo for more moisture.
Baking Soda: It is a natural detergent replacement although it is not as hard or abrasive like Tide detergent. Applying thick baking soda paste can help lighter cannabis consumers for it can remove the metabolites from the cuticles. To do this, mix 2 cups baking soda, 1 cup sea salt and 1 cup apple cider vinegar altogether. Apply this thick paste all over the scalp, work in the strands and let it sit for 10 minutes. Shampoo then repeat if needed.
5 Mud Cleansers
It is proven and widely accepted that mud cleansers have helped many to pass the drug test by masking drug residues from the ends.
6 Rejuvenate Hair after Detox
Fair warning, don’t ever forget to make sure your hair is adequately conditioned and nourished after a detox. Standard hair conditioners can bring back the moisture in your hair but you can also try these:
- Aloe vera gel
- Coconut oil
- Egg yolk
- Avocado/avocado oil
- Olive oil
- Argan oil
- Jojoba oil