How to Prepare for Your Hair Sampling Appointment

I am excited to see you in-office to take your hair sample. To prepare for your office visit, please read the following instructions at least TWO DAYS before your hair sampling appointment.

If you need to schedule or re-schedule an appointment, please call me at 703-485-8245 or use our online booking tool.

If you prefer to take your hair sample at home, request a hair sampling kit via email at [email protected]

Table of Contents

Step 1: Prepare Your Hair for Sampling
Step 2: Complete Intake Forms Online
Step 3: Choose a Payment Method

Step 1: Prepare Your Hair for Sampling

  • Wash your hair within 24 hours of your appointment. It is best to wash your hair the same day of your appointment to avoid contamination.
  • Wash your hair with regular shampoo. Do not use dandruff shampoos (Head & Shoulders, Selsun Blue) or other medicated shampoos, as these contain minerals that will alter the test.
  • Avoid adding conditioner or other hair products after you have washed your hair. Also, avoid any activity that will cause you to sweat excessively after you have washed your hair.
  • Allow enough time for your hair to dry. Your hair needs to be dry by the time of your appointment.
  • IF YOUR HOME HAS A WATER SOFTENER: Showering in water treated by water softeners that use sodium or potassium tablets can alter your test results. Before sampling your hair, wash your hair at least three times (three consecutive days) with distilled or reverse osmosis water from the supermarket. Do not allow softened water on your hair between washings.
  • IF YOU USE DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: Dandruff shampoos can elevate your zinc (Head & Shoulders) and selenium (Selsun Blue) readings. Wash your hair with regular shampoo three consecutive times after using these products before taking a sample.
  • IF YOU TINT OR DYE YOUR HAIR: Some dyes contain minerals, so it is best to take the sample before dying your hair, or allow your hair to grow out about one inch before taking a hair sample.
  • IF YOU BLEACH OR PERM YOUR HAIR: Bleach and permanent treatments can damage the hair, so it is best to sample you hair before a treatment, or allow your hair to grow out about one inch before taking a hair sample.

Step 2: Complete the Intake Forms Online​

Please complete the appropriate intake forms before your hair sampling appointment.

New Clients

If this is your first time doing a hair analysis with me, please complete the two forms below.

General Information Sheet (approximately 15 minutes)
Nutritional Balancing Academy Membership Agreement  (sign and date) (NOTE: The Private Membership Agreement protects our right to contract freely and is needed for legal reasons.)

Existing Clients

If you have done a hair analysis with me before, please complete the Retest Form below.

Retest Form (approximately 10 minutes)

Step 3: Come to My Office at Your Appointment Date

My office is located within the Innate Beginnings Chiropractic wellness center (next to the Premier Birthing Center), at:

4200-B Technology Court
Chantilly, VA 20151

Your appointment will take about 15-minutes.

Curious to see what the hair sampling procedure involves? Watch the videos below!

How To Cut a Sample For Medium to Long Hair (Video)
How to Cut a Hair Sample on Short Hair (Video)
How to Cut a RETEST Sample on Medium to Long Hair (Video)

Please call or email me if you have any questions!
703-485-8245
[email protected]

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