Hello all, I have read this forum extensively the past couple of weeks and wanted to post my(our) story as my only way of repaying all the information I got off this wonderful site. Me and my wife both came under the hair testing gun recently and I just found out we both passed...long story short: we had roughly less than 5 days to prep and both are 2-3 times a month smokers of the green and everyday users of an off topic substance::bounce::. We both have brown hair, mine is dark and hers is light brown. Anyway after reading this forum for about 12 hours or so here was the gameplan that worked for us. Went to local beauty supply and purchased a gallon of 40 strength developer creme along with bleach and dye. We both got a hair cut on the way back, just a usual hair cut nothing drastic. When we got home we bleached our hair all the way, Bright Blonde is a good description. Then dyed back to natural. Every day till test, sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, we used the 40 strength developer creme by itself without dye or bleach, just rubbed it in real good and let it sit for 20 mins or so, followed by a good scrubbing with Original Tide powder and LOTS & LOTS of hot water. We did a standard MacCujo three times before the test and also rubbed 90% DMSO gel in for a few minutes the night before and the day off the test. I know what alot of you think about DMSO and I have read the posts so before I get slammed let me go ahead and say that DMSO is not approved for humans that live in the USA and can be dangerous so educate yourself before using yourself. It is widely used everywhere else in the world as a cure all for just about everything so we decided to try the gel, which we got from Tractor Supply in the horse section for $4 btw, we washed our hair three times and rinsed very good, applied the gel for 10 mins or so and rinsed it out. It burned like hell but no other side effects. Morning of the test did last mac then bleached, washed, DMSO gel'ed again and rinse, then dyed back to natural with lots of tide washes in between after everything. Above all else we give the main credit to 1.The 40 strength developer creme keeping the hair open everyday...we washed that first dyes color right out within 2 days or so... 2. Tide and its wonderful protein fighting enzymes, and again 3. LOTS AND LOTS of hot water. Can't say for sure what worked the most or what the least but can say it worked for us. Its been a week since all this and our hair is not falling out or breaking off and no chemical burns on our scalp...actually the Mac Cujo burned the worst of all. Now one more thing...we really didn't expect that we could pass it. It was worth a shot but with our history we figured we were screwed so we never stopped using, even the day of the test...it takes a week before a drug to show in the hair and we didn't have that much prep time anyway. So we continued using and somehow we passed. I know we should use more control but we didn't. So it is beatable, don't freak out about it just research all you can. Maybe we were lucky but considering we both passed I got all the confirmation I need. Good luck to all, C-ya!