Here's the answers to the questions you're probably having about hair analysis:
“How much hair is needed for hair analysis?”
Only about one full teaspoon or 125 milligrams of fresh hair growth is needed for hair analysis, an amount that can easily be collected from the crown and/or nape area of your scalp without being obvious. A scale is provided in the test kit to ensure the correct amount in collected. The newest hair growth (1-1.5 inches) is needed to show what is going on in your body most recently, as hair cut from the ends would show what was happening in your body several years ago depending on hair length. Here's a little peek at how much hair this looks like:
“I color my hair, can I still do hair analysis?”
Yes- but because permed, dyed, bleached, or chemically treated can contaminate your results, it is best to collect new the new virgin growth between hair colorings for the most accurate results. IE. if you get your hair done every 6 weeks, collect the new growth from closest to the root right before you get your next coloring. If you need to delay your hair test because of hair coloring, that’s okay too!
"What will I find out?"
You can view a sample report here. Hair Analysis tests for the following minerals:
- calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, manganese, chromium, selenium, cobalt, germanium, molybdenum, sulfur, uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminum, barium, bismuth, rubidium, lithium, nickel, platinum, thallium, vanadium, strontium, tin, titanium, tungsten, and zirconium
It also tests for the following toxic elements:
- uranium, arsenic, beryllium, mercury, cadmium, lead, and aluminum
You can view a sample report right here to learn more:
“How does the process work?”
Within a week of your purchase, you’ll receive your test kit in the mail and detailed instructions on how to prepare your hair as well as how to gather the sample. Then your hair gets sent into the lab, and the results are typically ready for me within 1-2 weeks, so we can schedule a call to go over your results at that time. After our call together, I send over a customized mineral balancing plan for you to put into practice right away.
“Can I use hair from another part of my body — ie. pubic hair, facial hair, armpit hair?”
Yes — but because hair on other parts of the body grows differently- slower and there is a longer dormant phase, the results are not guarenteed to give you the most recent data on your body. To combat this, I recommend doing a clean shave, and then letting the hair (pubic, facial, armpit) grow for about 6-8 weeks so we know your sample includes fresh hair growth.
Typically, hair is collected from where you would wear a half-ponytail:
“I live outside the U.S., can I still work with you?”
Yes, just reach out to me and we can talk about how it works - it's pretty easy!
“What all is included?”
Hair Analysis includes:
- Hair Analysis test
- Supplement review (what you're currently taking)
- Custom mineral balancing plan
- 30 minute consultation
- 1 month of email support related to your hair analysis plan