I was wondering if anyone has had to take a hair follicle drug test for a job before, and if so, did you pass? I’ve been researching online how to pass one but am never able to find solid answers or techniques. Also, if there are any commercial shampoos/home remedies you may know of that would be awesome if you shared.
I plan to stop smoking a month before (done after the Wiz Khalifa concert next week :p), and also getting a haircut to see if that helps. Thanks in advance for any advice, chive on HEthens!
@brentman I looked into this a lot when i was applying for a call center job. There are a few options you have that may or may not work.
You could bleach/fry your hair and then die it back to normal (shave all of your other body hair)
There is a product you can buy online that i have heard good things about and bad things about. It’s a shampoo/mud combo that is supposed to take out all the toxins in your system
All in all, i don’ think there is a good wait to pass a hair drug test but good luck!!
@brentman, if a job is testing your hair follicle for drugs, its obviously a prestigious job because hair tests are far and away the most expensive tests. Sounds like you plan to quit in the future(wiz concert). Here’sy words of advice: quit today. No matter what you do, hair follicle tests are proven to work months after your last smoke. They are that good. If you really want this job, quit now and try any remedies you find online.
Source: I had 2 years of outpatient where I was tested in a variety of ways. I spent hours upon hours learning ways to beat tests and never once found a way to beat the hair test.
As an european, drug testings sounds so incredible insane, I don’t even know where to start. How can a company have the right to decide what you do in your free time? How would it in any way say anything about your capability to do your job properly?
@martijn, In what exact European company you work for to state something like this? You’re either reliable or unreliable to do your job. If a self-respecting company knows you’re there for the wage and not for your efficiency you’re going to get replaced.
@francis-york-morgan, I have my own company, and I would never hold drug use against my employees ever. My point was exactly that, drug use has no implication whatsoever if you are reliable to do your job. It’s another sick rhetoric for power use.
Going for a job that requires a security status or high accident risk? These are usually the ones who will spit out for the hair testing, which can show up stuff from over a year prior, and short of shaving your bod entirely, you are already dead-in-the-water, Sweety. Go to your concert, have a blast, & be honest with your employer-to-be…best you can do.
wiki-how has a nice chem-laden possibility to thwart results, but then the techs are also well aware of these off-readings, too, & you may be questioned about why you recently did these things…suspicion will not land you the job, either.
I’d go with having a Life, being honest about that, and keep looking into other avenues that allow you that freedom to be. btw, it’s as hard to find up-front, honest employees as it is to find ones that are drug/alcohol free…Not undermining your integrity for the sake of a buck is a fine virtue, whether they let you on-board or not. Keep your strong-points & what you can contribute to the prosperity of their business at the fore-fronts of discussions. Trust me…they will make notes to look back on after the test results arrive…These may be your saving grace.
Lotsa luck, Kiddo! :D
@yaelalonso, I know, man. I’m not the person that makes strict rules – I’m even trying to figure out how my own addiction that makes me more productive isn’t acknowledged. The thing is, you don’t just get tested for using a substance, you get tested for addiction as well, which alters your emotional state and eventually your productivity. Now, there are a lot of workplaces that don’t give much attention to their employees as long as they do their job. To the point they don’t care about their health. I’m just stretching this topic though. Don’t bother.
@francis-york-morgan, You can’t test for addiction. And there’s a fine line between addiction and habit. I could smoke weed all day every day, but if I run out, no big deal, I’ll do without. That’s a habit. If you must smoke to get through the day and freak out when you run out, you’re probably addicted.
I had to do one of these last year. My hair was shaved down, so they took my armpit hair. I had to do both a urine and follicle test. I had quit smoking weed a few months before and made the switch to K2. I smoked K2 in place of week almost daily for the better part of a year because I could be tested at any time. In any case, I passed. From what I hear, they keep changing the formula for K2 to keep pace with regulations. I can’t vouch for the safety of it, but it did the trick for me with no negative side effects. So that’s my advice. Find a weed alternative and use that instead. Good luck.
Idea: Cut the weed today and do real drugs at the concert (trust me this is a good idea haha). You’ll get to party and be that much closer to passing the test thing. Also shave all the hair off your body, say it’s a swimming thing or something like that
@francis-york-morgan, What are you even talking about? You’re the one who came out of left field accusing this guy of having an addiction.And Human Resources doesn’t study anything, the only time they’ll notice you have an addiction if you come to work intoxicated or a slacking off.