Will A Heat-Activated Perm Remove Meth Toxins From Hair Follicles?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
No, a heat-activated perm cannot remove methamphetamine toxins from the hair follicles, nor will shampoos that claim to have detoxifying properties.

Once methamphetamine has bound to the hair follicles, it's very difficult to remove it.

Methamphetamine (also known as ice, crystal, glass or just meth) is a central nervous system stimulant that has a similar molecular structure to amphetamine.

The drug blocks the re-uptake of dopamine in the brain, which leads to artifically-high levels of the substance. Dopamine is responsible for feelings of reward, pleasure, motivation and euphoria.

Remove toxins from hair?
  • Methamphetamine can be tested for by using a variety of drug screening methods.
  • The most common form of test is a urine sample. Urine tests can detect meth use for up to four days after a drug was taken.
  • Mouth swab tests can find drug use over the same time period as urine tests.
  • Blood tests can find elements of methamphetamine in the blood for anything up to three days after a dosage.
  • Hair follicle testing is used because it can detect a longer-term history of drug use. This method of testing can find evidence of drug use up to three months after methamphetamine was taken.
helen baillie-gutteridge Profile
I doubt that this will work. The chemicals from a perm allow the hair shaft to be curled, and then to retain that curl. They should have no effect on the follicle - which is the living part of your hair.

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