Zydot Shampoo

3 Jul



While I suppose for legal purposes they never specifically mention it on their Amazon product page for Zydot, but the shampoo is designed specifically to remove drug metabolites from your hair. Plain and simple. How does it supposedly work though? Does it work? Where can I buy it?

We’ll review these questions one by one, but first, let’s take a closer look at hair follicle drug tests.

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Hair Drug Tests

Next to something crazy like a spinal tap, the next most efficient, or at least dreaded, type of drug test is the hair follicle test.

Unlike a urine sample which can be countered with something like QCarbo32 or a whole host of GNC products to pass a drug test – or for the more adventurous, the use of fake urine, a hair follicle test is more tricky. Unless you think you can wear a wig and get away with it, there will be no bait and switch trick here, much like the swab drug test. Your hair is your hair and it’s pretty black and white getting a sample of it.

The test themselves are also of a higher level of quality than cheaper urine tests. While you can buy the cheapest drug tests in bulk (mainly marijuana urine sample dip tests) and get all the results at home, hair tests don’t really work this way. While here are over the counter tests available from Walmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens, once the sample is taken is not tested at home. It has to be mailed in to a laboratory for official results.

Anyhow, I’m digressing: the point is that these tests are better at detecting drug use and harder to work around.

How far does it go back?

A hair drug test goes back 90 days.

(Certain tests can double this window and look back into a 6 month time frame, but most look at 90 days.)

How the Sample is Taken

A sample of hair is taken from the scalp, cutting as close as possible to the head, usually at the crown. The closest inch and a half of hair is what’s to be tested. Each half inch roughlly translates into looking into the past 30 days of drug use. So the first half inch will show the last 30 days, the second half inch days 30-60, and the last half inch, days 60-90.

How much hair is cut? Not a lot. About 50 hairs. You can imagine this to be like a little bit of your shoelace.

Note that some testing facilities can look back into a 6 month window. This requires a longer length of hair.

Detection Rates

Hair tests vary on what they test for, but almost always they are going to be looking for multiple drugs and not just one. A typical test would be a 5 panel screening which can detect the use of 5 drugs or classes of drugs.

For example, HairConfirm is a popular home testing kit which screens for the following substances:

  1. Cocaine (cocaine, crack)
  2. Marijuana (THC)
  3. Opiates (Codeine, Morphine)
  4. Amphetamines (Meth/amphetamines & Ecstasy/MDMA)
  5. Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust).

The tests will look for what’s called a “metabolite“, which is specific to individual drugs. These metabolites have a direct relationship to the drug in question,like a simple cause and effect relationship. The metabolite wouldn’t exist in the body if the drug hadn’t been taken.

This leads then into how cleansing and detox shampoos, like Zydot Shampoo, work.

How Zydot Shampoo Works

Simply put, Zydot shampoo works by removing the drug metabolites from your hair. At least in theory. There is little consensus on this product being a magic bullet to pass the test. If you search on forums and websites, you find people in both camps: it worked for some and it didn’t work for others.
Hair testing companies claim there is nothing on the market that can fool ther tests – a claim I find hard to beleve. (For instance, Craig Medical claims that, when asked about detox shampoos (Zydot, etc), that “no external or topical source or agent can alter the test results.” True or not true?)

It seems the most successful method combines Zydot shampoo with other techniques, such as bleaching and….?

(Please comment with your knowledge on this.)

Zydot Shampoo Ingredients

When you buy Zydot Zydot Ultra Clean, you get a couple of different products, not necessarily just the shampoo. Here’s a look at the ingredients to each one.: Zydot shampoo, Zydot Purifier, Zydot Conditioners.

Thanks to Cat Lady for this information.

Zydot Shampoo ingredients

Water
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Vera
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cocamide DEA
Sodium PCA
Tetrasodium EDTA
Panthenol
Citric Acid
Sodium Thiosulfate
DM DM Hydantoin
Sodium Chloride
Methychloraisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
FraWater
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Vera
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cocamide DEA
Sodium PCAWater
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Vera
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cocamide DEA
Sodium PCA
Tetrasodium EDTA
Panthenol
Citric Acid
Sodium Thiosulfate
DM DM Hydantoin
Sodium Chloride
Methychloraisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
Fragrance
Tetrasodium EDTA
Panthenol
Citric Acid
Sodium Thiosulfate
DM DM Hydantoin
Sodium Chloride
Methychloraisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
Fragrancegrance

Zydot Purify Ingredients

Water
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Vera
Propylene Glycol
Tocopheryl Acetate
Avocado Oil
Ceramide 3
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Alpha Glucan Oligosaccharide
Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl Methane
Octyl Methoxycinnamate
Polyglyceryl-3 Disterate
Wheat Amino Acids
Panthenol
Guar Hydroxypropytrimonlum Chloride
Tetrasodium EDTA
Carboner
Triethanolamine
DM DM Hydrantoin
Methylparaben
Propylparaben

Zydot Conditioner Ingredients

Water
Aqueous Extract of Aloe Vera
Steryl Alcohol
Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride
Distearyldimonium Chloride
Cetearyl Alcohol
Steareth-2
Hydroxyethylcellulose
PPG-10 Cetyl Ether
Tetrasodium EDTA
Polyquaternium-10
Hydrolized Wheat Protein
Potassium Chloride
DM DM Hydantoin
Methychloraisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone
Fragrance

Where Can I buy Zydot Shampoo

You might be able to find it at a health food store or vitamin shop, but your best bet it to just buy it online.

Click here to find the lowest price on Zydot Ultra Clean Shampoo.


One Response to “Zydot Shampoo”

  1. doug everest March 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    So I took zydot shampooo three part cleanser for a drug test and I smoke herb all the time and I passed with flying colors even thought I smoked even the day before… but in all fairness my hair is only 2 inches long.

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