Originally Posted by baykt
I will inform swim
to post the results here when he gets them. The test day is hopefully another 3 weeks away, but it may be as soon as 2 weeks. He is also going to be trimming all body hair here very shortly, possibly today. Not completely shaved, but enough to leave stubble that can atleast grow out somewhat over the next 2-3 weeks.
Just an update on the situation. Swim tapered down to 5g of pod matter by the 13th, and stopped completely after the 15th. He's hoping any traces of M were done entering follicles as of the 20th-22nd, giving him a chance to grow a 1/2" of clean bair before the test. Gonna try to cut the hair to that length and hope they say that's enough from him.
Well, swim has good news and bad news. The good news is that he passed the test. Bad news is that the maccujo method was not needed, so he has nothing to present to you all as evidence one way or the other.
I believe swim said that he stopped using poppy
pods after July 15th. The test wasn't until August 25th, so he actually buzzed his head down to a half-inch the night before the test. He had done this exactly 20 days earlier as well, the night before his initial interview. He said he started taking some Vitamin B and Biotin rich supplements for hair and nails, as well as a daily protein shake about a week after he stopped using pods, and his hair grew pretty fast. He took a measurement of the hair he buzzed off the second time, with it coming out to nearly half an inch grown just in those 20 days.
So, wish I could report back that the maccujo method works, but my friend was fortunate enough to have a month and a half of time to prepare. For those with only a few weeks or a few days, I sympathize!
Having never been through a hair test before, SWIM was pretty paranoid that a 1/2 inch wasn't going to be enough for them to use. He was pleasantly surprised when the (cute, he says) girl gave him the option to have it taken from wherever he wanted (head, arms, legs, pits), so he was relieved by that. I'm not sure if all follicle tests are this liberal.