I am asked at least once a week this question. Before i answer , have you ever wondered WHY people ask this ? Probably not but its the key to it all .
Thing is testing is basically standardized meaning they should all be using the same cut off level . Well they dont .
Your sample will either have over the threshold amount or under and this creates positive or negative. So if they have same methods and cutoffs they should all be basically the same .
This is from quest and should be for EVERY LAB
Q: What testing methodology is used for hair drug tests?
A: A two-tiered testing process is used: 1. A portion of the hair specimen is screened using an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)—a reliable and proven methodology for routine drug testing.
2. Any specimens that are preemptively positive in the screening process are then confirmed utilizing another portion of the hair specimen, with either gas chromatographymass spectrometry (GC-MS), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/mas
you see how it says confirmation is done IF your positive ( over cut off on initial screen) first right?
Thing is we have to understand labs are a BUSINESS and they want people ( businesses) to use them over other labs. This is where marketing comes in and competition to get them customers.
Labs like quest and psychmedics are the biggest at this type of marketing. Claiming that they get more positives than other labs, claiming they have a super methods of doing this .
This is an example of that marketing from psychmedics
Is all hair testing alike?
No, Psychemedics uses its proprietary digestion method to remove virtually 100% of the drugs from the hair, thereby increasing detection capabilities. Other laboratories may leach drug from the hair, leaving behind or destroying some of the drug in the process. Psychemedics also employs an extensive wash procedure on test samples, and analyzes the wash to ensure that any potential contamination has been removed or taken into account. Other labs may use a less effective wash and/or do not analyze the wash, putting their clients at risk for making employment decisions based on a result that may be reflective of external contamination.
THE TRUTH ?
In reality they are just using a LOWER THRESHOLD in the case of cocaine for example most labs have initial screen at 500 however many labs not just psychmedics use 300pg which is the confirmation level for a 500pf initial screen likewise for THC initial screen cutoff is 1pg and some labs mainly quest and psychmedics have been caught ( we have the printouts on our reviews page) that show they skip the initial screen and use the confirmation which is ten times more sensitive .
when we do a Hair Razor Detox consultation we give you a treatment regimen for the average needed to get to the initial cut off level.
We have many who should have passed as the levels were under the initial screen level but are shown as positive based on confirmation level , but they never show you the actual initial screening thus admitting they cheated . So if your concerned you may get cheated by a lab youll want to go over what we suggest.
some examples below taken from article Quest psychmedics cheats testers to inflate positive results against Hair Razor Detox
So it is not that any one lab is harder to beat than another and not every lab probably does this every time . we have seen it done by most of them at one time or another. so in that regards they are the same.
In just the past few days I had two people who lost their hair. One particular email I got said my hair melted after a second application of hair razor ,... Only they Failed to consult and inform me before ordering they already performed MULTIPLE BLEACHINGS.
Another person out of the country who couldn't get hair razor , bleached her hair and then used a relaxer , told me her hair fell out and has to shave her head ,... even sent me a photo of her now gone long beautiful locks ...
Well ive explained how weak and pointless the home remedy stuff is with the shampoos and acne wash and now i want to mention the other end of the scale. People who go online looking for DIY solutions and are told by teenage stoner types to do all sorts of craziness are learning the hard way THEY ARE NOT AS SMART AS THEY THINK .
You can not just throw any chemical in a random fashion on your hair . You heard of NAIR right ? the depilatory or HAIR REMOVER? Well that stuff is just ONE ingredient away from many perm relaxers products.
If you use any chemical ( including bleaching ) and then another chemical including Hair Razor you are at high risk of frying your hair .
I Got a email that I wanted to mention as it shows both the mentality of people looking to do DIY treatments like ( jerry G method suggesting bleaching) this themselves . As if what we do is no big deal and that ANY over the counter products are the same .
SHAMPOOS ARE RE-BOTTLED - HAIR RAZOR IS FORMULATED BY US, IT IS NOT JUST ZIT WASH OR HAIR PERM .
This mentality to me is the problem . I was told by one person that someone said online that part of our product LOOKED LIKE a perm relaxer " . I had to explain a little about CHEMICAL FORMULATION with very strong alkali and acidic properties are such that you have to use oil and petroleum base to carry alkalies , YES IT WILL LOOK Like a Relaxer Product , hell, I have been accused of selling lotion by these ignorant types because it LOOKS like it.
Thickeners have limits when it comes to PH ranges so the bases used to mix formulas will typically be the same, this doent mean that you should use something that LOOKS LIKE it. THE BASE ( non active ingredients ) is the same as used in some perm creams, BUT THE FORMULA IS NOT THE SAME . It contains properties that use a hydroxide but its overall formula is SAFER for non trained professionals and more effective .
Just because something LOOKS like something else doesn't mean thats a scientific confirmation that all you need is what it LOOKS LIKE . One of our steps LOOKS like shampoo however get it on your skin and leave it too long and you will get a skin peel .
A very real danger with strong products like perm relaxer products is they are ONE INGREDIENT AWAY from a depilatory ( hair remover) . If you are using random products and use a relaxer then the right (or WRONG) other product you will create a depilatory or NAIR and your hair will break off
Their is a reason people go to school to learn about these products . and even then allot of them misused that stuff. Use too much or leave it on too long or use one product followed by another and it wont be pretty .
Hair breakage is common as perm relaxer type product BREAK the hair structure , This is also found with people who bleach too much .
A have been hearing allot of common HAIR MELTING reports from people who bleach the hair then use a chemical product even hair razor used after harsh bleaching will melt your hair .
Again drop the ignorant thinking that throwing everything under the sink at your hair is a good idea or that you can re create what we do with over the counter products .
Hair Razor takes a bit more time than bogus shampoos or bleaching the shit out of your hair But it is formulated to work on everything while SAFE .
SO regardless of what you heard ON THE NET from the kid who " knows a guy " I suggest you dont jump in that river,