Minoxidil Test Instructions

Regrowing Your Hair with Minoxidil starts here.

This step-by-step process will guide you through collecting and returning your hair samples in the MRT kit, bringing you one step closer to a solution that works for you. Whether you’re a responder or not, Daniel Alain is by your side every step of the journey.

Review Kit Contents

Each kit contains one pair of tweezers, an alcohol wipe, a specimen ID card, and a hair collection card. Ensure you have all of these materials and read the instructions before beginning.

Register Your Kit

First, visit dalabs360.com to activate your test kit. Use the specimen ID number and passcode on your specimen ID card to create your personal account.

IMPORTANT:  Registration, sample collection, and shipping of your samples to DA Labs must occur within the same day to activate your kit.

REGISTER NOW

Steps t0 CollectHair Samples

DO NOT use any products with parabens, dandruff shampoo containing zinc pyrithione, or Minoxidil-based products 24 hours before taking the test. 

01.

Wash & Disinfect

Wash your hands for 30 seconds
with warm, soapy water.

Disinfect the tweezers with
provided alcohol wipe.

02.

Prep for Collection

Flip the hair collection card to the black side.

Remove the liner from the hair collection card to expose the adhesive strip.

03.

Pluck 6 Hair Samples

Pluck one hair at a time from the thinning area of your scalp. Use a mirror to help pluck six hairs with the provided tweezers. Pluck the entire strand.

If you’re having trouble, ask a friend or family member to help you.

Place the hair samples on the black side of the hair collection card. Ensure the hair bulb is intact. 

04.

Make Sure the Hair Bulb is Intact

Refer to the hair bulb image guide below.

YES

Hair bulb
with sheath

YES

Hair bulb
no sheath

YES

Hair bulb
with multiple hairs

NO

No hair bulb

05.

Secure Hair Samples

Place the hair bulb at the top of the collection card where it reads “PLACE BULB HERE.” Use the adhesive strip to secure the hair. DO NOT place the bulb on the adhesive.

Repeat with at least six plucked hair samples. Trim any excess hair that extends below the adhesive strip.

Example of the hair collection card with 6 plucked hairs attached.

Close the hair collection card by folding the top of the card down over your hair samples. Fold the bottom panel up to fully enclose the samples.

06.

Seal Hair Samples

Peel off the security label from the specimen ID card.

Seal the hair collection card with the security label.

Fill out your last name, first name, and your date of birth.

07.

Return Prepaid Mailer

Place hair collection card in prepaid mailer.

Seal and send the same day of collecting samples.

Results

in 7-14 Days

You will receive an email from DA Labs informing you that your results are ready. Once notified, you can log into your DA Labs account to find out if Minoxidil will work for you. 

If you are a responder, you can confidently proceed with Minoxidil treatments.

Though being a non-responder can initially be disappointing, you will save time, money, and be able to focus your efforts on other hair loss solutions. 

IMPORTANT

Hair samples MUST be collected and shipped on the same day.

Ensure your hair sample is not exposed to temperatures above 111 degrees Fahrenheit or 44 degrees Celsius. A temperature indicator is attached to the hair collection card.

If the laboratory is unable to process your sample, you will be notified by email and provided with one free replacement kit to send in a new sample.

The MRT report does not diagnose health conditions or provide medical advice. Consult with a healthcare professional before making major lifestyle changes or if you have concerns about your results.

MRT had a 95.9% accuracy in determining non-responders to Minoxidil-based treatments. 100% of people without the enzyme were correctly diagnosed, with only a 25% chance of a false negative.

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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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M. Terese Weir
Easy Beauty!

My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

We invite you to join our @Follea community on Instagram, to learn best practices for your new Follea.

Thank you very much!

Love,

Daniel Alain Team

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Kimberlee Bluhm
Wig #6

The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

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I had an amazing experience with purchasing a wig with Follea.
I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
Thank you

Thank you very much for sharing - it means the world to know that you had an exceptional experience with Tracy.

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Patty McKenna
Amazing Personalized treatment

What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy Tracy was able to assist you on your hair journey!

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Kim sissons
Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Daniel Alain. It warms our heart to hear to Tracy was such a positive impact. We would love to see your new hair debut, tag us on instagram @Follea.

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Mercedes
Style 10 Inch Color 5005 Macchiato (comes with a soft rooting)

This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

Overall a great online purchasing experience. Once I received my Follea, I instantly knew this was it for me. I loved it and I was confident to wear it out.

Feeling Myself and Happy with a beautiful Follea Style, 10", Irish Cream

There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
Today, I can face the Universe with a smile, again. I am back to work and normal life, interacting with people, attending important business meetings. Letting my health recover in calm confident state.
Thank You to Follea and Janet. May the Blessing and Kindness come back to You Multiplied Million Times.
I am already thinking of ordering a second Follea Style (bit longer this time). Every girl needs a special occasion HAIR! I have found mine.

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erin graff
Looooove me some FOLLEA!!!

Girl I love my new wig!!!!!! I feel like Beyoncé wearing it, you can’t even tell that it’s a wig! My confidence is an all new high and I feel fierce. Thanks to Janet for making my hair dreams come true. Xoxoxo

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Heather L
Follea's Petite

Recently, I bought the Petite in Chai Latte blonde with a natural-looking darker root and customized my piece by adding a few wispy bangs. If you are like me and try to stretch the length of time between washes to prevent an itchy scalp and breakage, this little priceless gem is a quick four clips away from a good hair day.

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Diane B.
Great Customer Services

Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

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