The safest, most effective therapies for optimal health!
by Ellen Landauer
Your Hair Analysis Test requires a small sample for the lab to accurately determine your Metabolic Type, nutrient minerals and toxic heavy metal readings.
One of the most commonly asked questions from my clients is, 'How do I properly take a sample for my Hair Analysis Test?'
The very best kind of sample for the most accurate results is hair from your head. On the brief form I send you in your Hair Test order confirmation email, you would check the box next to 'scalp hair.' If there is not enough scalp hair for the small sample needed, pubic or body hair may be used - but hair from areas other than scalp is not ideal for the highest degree of accuracy. Use head hair if at all possible.
You may be asking, 'What if I dye, perm or tint my hair..?'
No problem! Trace Elements Laboratory has evaluated the mineral and heavy metal content of virtually every hair preparation known!
Just indicate on the brief health form I send with your Hair Analysis Test email, the brand names of all preparations you regularly use on your hair, and you are assured of a HIGHLY accurate report.
Should I wash my hair before taking a Hair Analysis Test sample?
Yes, using your regular shampoo, wash your hair within 24 hours of taking your sample. Of course, include your shampoo and hair conditioner brand name in the list of hair preparations you submit for the lab information.
The reason to wash your hair within a day of taking a sample is for accuracy. Environmental air pollution that accumulates on the hair can skew the results in your report.
First, you want to make sure to use a pair of stainless steel scissors. This is because alloys used in cheaper scissors can contaminate the sample.
You may wonder, 'How much is needed for a Hair Analysis Test?'
Especially if you are worried about thinning hair...
the good news is…only 1 gram of hair is needed!
Your hair sample is taken in tiny amounts from the back of your head and nape area of your neck. Areas where any hair was removed are less visible because of this.
To clip, pinch a tiny group of strands close to the scalp and just use very tip of scissors to cut it. This will keep you from cutting into more hair that is nearby.
You are only going to submit the first 1 1/2 inches of hair closest to your scalp. Keep strands pinched between thumb and forefinger and clip off excess.
Repeat process, adding small groups of strands until the weight scale tips. Add one more pinch for good measure, empty the spoo into a small envelope. Seal the little envelope and write your name and the names of the hair preparations you use on outside of small envelope.
Fill out the brief health questionnaire provided in your Hair Test confirmation email, fold the envelope with the hair sample inside the form, place in a letter-sized envelope I and send back to me at the address provided.
There you have it - the easy-to-follow instructions on taking a sample for your Hair Analysis Test!
Ellen Landauer is an expert with over 40 years in-depth study and experience of the safe and effective use of nutritional supplements, botanical extracts and detoxification methods.
She is Certified as an Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration body therapy developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf - also known as Rolfing. This hands-on therapy is the deepest, most comprehensive body alignment therapy.
Ellen Landauer is also a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!
To learn more about Ellen Landauer, see her detailed bio HERE
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