I am a great student at a good university. MJ has completely changed my life in the last 2 years. I was suffering from unbelievable anxiety, violent realistic dreams, and stress related side effects from my lifestyle (20+ hr work weeks/full time student). It wasn't untill i was introduced to marijuana that I was truly able to handle my work load and live a happy life. Today I have about a 3.0 GPA and have funded almost all of my college education in part thanks to weed. I dont smoke at work or class but Ill be damned if I dont come home after my responsibilities are taken care of and have a few bowls every night outta my roor. I also have a grow going on right now.
So I discovered an impending drug test on Wednessday 3/11 and have since stopped smoking. On Friday I discovered the test was going to be a hair follicle test scheduled for next week. I will be taking in on Wednessday, Thursday or Friday and hopefully later if I can postpone the appointment without suspicion or risk of them rescinding an offer. That gives me at least 7 full days of sobriety.My hope is that this post can give information in regards to my personal background, methods used to detoxify, and final success (or failure) such that other users can make educated decisions on how they will approach an impending hair test. It might work it might not but hopefully we all learn from it.
Weight: 180 lbs-muscular but some fat too
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Type: My hair is relatively thin and fine but it grows very thick. I have more hair than it appears. It is about 2-2 1/2" long and I dont plan on cutting it.
Usage: Exclusively marijuana. Every day .5-1.5g/day, 1-2g/day on weekends for the last 18 months. No cigs no other hard drugs Alcohol on occasion (15 drinks / wk max)
I will be using the Maccugo method of hair detox and the toxin wash found at www.toxinwash.com
The Maccugo method is a popular hair treatment that is supposed to help remove toxins from the hair. I started my first treatment today and will be doing subsequent treatments twice daily until my test and right before the test. I will also shave my body hair and trim my leg/arm hair to under 1/8'' so my only useable hair sample will be on my head.
The Maccugo method is as follows:
Step 1: Soak hair in apple cider vinegar. 1 gallon jugs are like 3$. The worst part of this step is the smell. I didnt use a shower cap, mearly kept my head leaned forward over a towel after I had soaked it in the tub. I placed some more vinegar in a bowl and ocassionally would put some in my hand and reapply to my hair to keep it very wet. I also rubbed my hair (not scalp) between my fingers throughout my head of hair. I did this step for about 20-25 minutes.
Step 2a: Apply Neutrogena T/Sal Therapeutic Shampoo-Active Ingredient 3% Salicyclic Acid. This is applied to the wet apple cider hair. Basically like a shampoo. I use this one for the first treatment of the day. Lather it in to the hair and scrub scalp and hair for about 20-25 minutes. It will lose its foam after about 10 minutes and you can just add a handful of vinegar to get it lathery again. When I say scrub hair, I mean that I take my hair inbetween my finger tips and scrub up and down the length of hair. I do this in bunches repeatedly across my head. This stuff is like $5.79 for a 4.5 oz bottle.
Step 2b: Apply Netrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent--Active Ingredient 2% Salicyclic Acid. This is applied to the wet apple cider hair. I use this product for the 2nd treatment of the day. This one burns a bit more as its primary purpose is acne control and is designed for the face. It removes fats (like THC) from the face (and hopefully the hair). I put this in for about 20-25 minutes and scrub like in step 2a. This product shouldn't be used in conjunction with step 2a. This step is merely one or the other (2a or 2b) Stuff is like 5$/ 8oz bottle.
Step 3: Rinse thouroughly. I heard distilled water is best (idk why) but I'm using water out of my tub.
Step 4: Apply Tide Original (NO BLEACH). This stuff is just laundry detergent. It actually feels kinda cool like really thick shampoo. I scrub my hair and scalp with this stuff for like 20-25 minutes. Rinse after.
This is the maccugo method of detoxifying the hair
This is one of those expensive hair detoxifying shampoos. After shipping its over 100$/ 4oz bottle. I know it sounds pretty messed up to pay that much but I did a lot of research and this was the product I felt most confident in. This job is worth a lot to me so its money well invested. It has about 4 treatments and I'll probably use all 4. Its advertised as a PERMENANT detoxification treatment untill new toxins are ingested. It is not a mask or coverup but a cortex cleaning agent. I haven't recieved it yet but its overnighted and should arrive monday morning. I will provide a description of how to use it at that time as It comes with Prewash instructions I haven't recieved yet.
I hope you guys like reading it. I will answer question about my personal experience with the procedures and obviously let you know if I pass or fail the Drug Test after it happens. I have good vibes about the whole thing. If I do fail than this was a learning experience for next year (stay clean before job hunt) but if it works than I can safely say it is POSSIBLE for a heavy smoker with relatively short notice to clean up and pass a hair follicle drug test. Stay tuned for more updates and peace out GC. Roll a fatty for me while I'm sober and wish me luck:smoking:
Edited by badger, 14 March 2009 - 09:00 AM.