What is Hair Mineral Analysis?

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Wendy Myers, FDN, CHHC, is a functional diagnostic nutritionist, certified holistic health coach and founder of Myersdetox.com. Her passions include getting you healthy, Modern Paleo, retoxing and detoxing. Discover her Myers Detox Protocol and enjoy freedom from fatigue and brain fog with metal detox.

  • Ashley

    How much does a hair analysis test cost? I would love to do one but I have heard they are pricey.

    • That’s a good question! I should have put that in the article! I charge $300,but I have a special running right now where when you buy one you get one free. So, it’s really $150 per test.

  • Candace


    How can you test for any food allergies? I have often wondered if there is a correlation with some symptoms I have with say eggs, because I eat a clean Paleo diet.


    • Definitely see my post on Food sensitivities. It explains the difference between food sensitivities and food allergies and how to address them. You can always to a skin scratch test, but they’re more of a starting point to do a food elimination diet to see if that food really is problematic. https://liveto110.com/food-sensitivities-make-you-fat-and-sick/

  • ms. alvara

    I wanted some information on how much hair is required for an accurate testing. I read somewhere, perhaps in this article, that 1″ is needed. Is that 1″ in length or thickness? Don’t want to give up too much hair, haha 🙂


    • I understand!! You need 1.1 grams of hair. So, this is roughly 1 inch in length of hair, perhaps half the thickness of a pen. You don’t miss it! And you can cut from the same area for each subsequent test.

  • Kristy

    I have been looking into this program for my husband. However he has been shaving his head for 4 years because large patches of it are missing. Can you test hair from other parts of the body? He really doesn’t have much hair at all. But I want to help him get better so much. I loved listening to your interview on the thyroid sessions. You gave me a new ray of hope. Thanks so much.

    • Thank you so much! he can always opt to grow some hair out on this head – if he’s willing to grin and bear it! We can also use chest hair or even pubic hair, though the pubic hair is not as accurate.

  • Ary

    I’m in the middle of switching my thyroid to natural dessicated. Should I wait until I get my labs back to functional levels? Also I am already on supplements, will these affect the test results?

    • Supplements can affect thyroid tests, but it depends on which ones you’re on. Typcially, I don’t find that people get their thyroid panels ‘back to normal’ using thyroid medications. Desiccated products do not have hormones, typically, so they won’t by themselves get your thyroid back to normal either. You need to do a Mineral Power Program to truly heal your thyroid and get your thyroid tests back to normal!!

  • Catherine Van Niekerk

    Is just the initial test included in the $300, how much are the re-tests?

  • Madi

    I’m interested in having the hair analysis but as I looked into some of the products you recommend, I see multis.. I just had a dna test done at 23andme.com and have started methylation therapy. I must take all of my supplements in a single form AND avoid folic acid and methylated B12. Also, I noticed you include ascorbic acid and I just listened to your podcast with Morley Robbins and I thought he said no ascorbic acid..? I am very interested in balancing minerals.. I have been diagnosed with CFS, FM, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid and bordering on meeting the counting rules for Andy Cutlers mercury toxicity hair elements test by Doctor’s Data Inc. I am in the process of removing all of my amalgam fillings (by a mercury safe dentist) and then plan to chelate using the Andy Cutler protocol. But as I mentioned, I listened to the podcast with Morley Robbins and I am very interested in learning if I suffer from copper dysregulation and correcting it. Would you be able and willing to do a hair mineral analysis and suggest supplementation for me in single form? Also would it be possible to utilize the results from a Doctors Data Inc. Hair Elements Test?

  • bj203

    An excellent rationale for using TEI & ARL as opposed to other Functional Pathology labs.
    I only use TEI, as the ARL report doesn’t test for enough elements and has far too few ratios to be of any practical use. Genova & DDs reports are fatally flawed, because of fundamentally incorrect laboratory methodology in the handling of their hair samples.
    Proper methodology and ratios are both vitally important! Interpret them correctly and then you get some excellent Clinical results. If you’ve got faulty data to start with, Nutritional Balancing becomes a guessing game.
    If you’d like a new set of 11 toxic ratios to cover Al, As, Sn & Tl, please email me bj203@iinet.net.au and l’ll send them through to you. You’ll soon discover why we need to ascertain toxic trivalent metal ratios as much as the nine divalent ones reported by TEI’s current reports.
    Dr Bruce Jones
    Peninsula Clinical Nutrition
    Melbourne, Australia

  • Misch

    What if I color my hair? Will this skew the results? Also, what if the hair is long? Do you need a “younger” sample of hair near the scalp?

  • Hair color, dyes and tints do not affect the test because they contain chemicals, not minerals, but it’s best to wash the hair at least once after applying a tint, dye or color rinse before cutting a hair sample.

    Using clean scissors, cut hair as close to the scalp as possible. However, DO NOT use an electric razor to cut the hair sample, because pieces of metal from the blades become mixed with the hair sample.

    You may cut the samples from any part of the head but we recommend the back of the head, as it often grows fastest. If head hair is not available, the next best is beard hair, then arm/chest hair, but do not mix sample types (for example, do not mix beard hair and head hair).

  • Vickie

    I get large clumps of hair that fall out each time I wash my hair, can this be used for the test sample?

    • You an use it if it’s from the base of the scalp. it cannot be the entire hair. For the hair test, we need about a gram of hair – that is about 1 inch of hair cut from the scalp.