After reading almost all the post the only thing i can do now is cut my hair. I am going to cut it to .5 I am a girl so shaving my armpits , legs , an pubic hair should not seem strange. A black women with really short hair shouldn't be that strange either i think.
I have been clean for about five months by the time i take the test but it is cocaine i am worried about.
I also plan on putting a lye relaxer in my hair and using the gman method for about a week before the test and doing one of thoes at home test.
No matter what i will come back to update b/c i wonder about the other people who never come back
i did a hair test on my own back in Oct with only 2 months clean and no prep and failed. But now i have 3 more months clean and i am cutting my hair and hoping for the best i am so stressed!! I really need this job
I haven't posted lately because I've been SO CONSUMED with passing this HFT test! I finally took test and waiting on my results. Here's what I did & learned:
Background: Occasional use, only on weekends just the white stuff. I had only 3 weeks clean time. Black healthy shoulder length hair.
Started gman method 3 weeks ago. Did it 3x 1st week and 2x 2nd week. In 2nd week did one home bleach/redye. Mid 2nd week took test to see where I stood. Found out results Monday of 3rd week. Failed miserably. Levels showed a threshold for daily usage. Needless to say I was shocked. I presumed just being around it was enough for a positive result thinking the test was so sensitive. Immediately went online to find out what esle I could do. I could bleach redye again...if hair was healthy enough I could try perm or relax hoping it doesn't fall out. Bought supplies and contemplated what to do.
I then came to the same conclusion as you did. Decided to cut my hair off. After 2nd bleach n dye went to salon and got boy cut. Explained my scenario and talked with chem tech. She recommended I test some hair to see if it could withstand relaxer in an experiment. So I took some of my hair clippings and did just that. I had bought no lye kid relaxer. Experiment didn't work. Hair turned to mush. Bleach and redye multiple times was my decision afterall. Lucky me I didn't like the way my cut looked and went back in for a touch up. Chem tech there remembered me and asked how HFT went. Told her was still in prep mode ready to bleach & redye at home.
She told me best bet was a salon bleach/redye job. The store bought are never as strong as salon jobs. She made me sign waiver of course. She got my hair a bright yellow (best home bleach ever did was orange) then filled it in twice with 2 different colors. Did 4 more Gman's in 3rd week. Interestingly enough after all this hair still feels somewhat healthy.
So while getting salon job found out why my levels came back so high. Trying to be inconspicuous I cut my sideburn for preliminary test since I didn't want evidence of a pretest showing. She explained hair on head grows slowest in that area. Felt so dumb...so my pretest was crap results. So end of week 3 was test day. Did Gman for 10th and final time. Also did HEET...only left in a few minutea worried it would make my hair fall out. Also applied Hair Mudd cleanse kit. Went to take test. They took from 3 different spots on head.
Now its up to the God. I can honestly say I've done everything I can do. Good thing about this ordeal is I dnt ever want to do it again which means I'm done taking my chances and walking a straight lines vs taking the other kind. Good luck to you all in this situation. I'm praying for us all. This has certainly been my real life science experiment in my adult life. I will post results when I get them.
Edited by naughtyhair, 09 January 2012 - 04:13 AM.