Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo Review: THC Detox in a Bottle?

Aloe Rid Toxin Review

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Even before the Macujo hair detox method became famous, a few weed users already knew about detox power of the Old-Style Aloe Rid Shampoo (now called Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid).

When a user on Marijuana.com explained his hair test cheating method a few years back, he listed Nexxus Aloe Rid shampoo as his #1 ingredient.

After hundreds of documented success stories, the Macujo hair cleaning method has become the most popular way to detox your hair to pass a hair drug test.

Unfortunately, about the same time Nexxus stopped making their old formula of Aloe Rid, it started becoming popular with folks worried about their next hair test.

As a result, the supply of the old formula has become extremely limited – and the price is eye-watering.

(scroll to the bottom for advice on where to get it).

After receiving so many questions about the king of detox shampoos, I though I’d put together a more in-depth Old Style Aloe Rid shampoo review for those wondering what it is and how it works.

If you have any questions, drop me a comment below.

What is Old Style Aloe Rid Shampoo?

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newer version (don’t buy)


The original formula Aloe Rid Shampoo is one of the most effective products for detoxing your hair.

Whether you are following the Macujo method or another hair detox technique, using old formula Aloe Rid shampoo to clean your hair increases your chances of passing the drug test.

The Old Style Aloe Rid Shampoo is formulated with special ingredients including propylene glycol that breaks down the tough outer layer (cuticle) covering the hair follicle and remove THC metabolites.

It is a highly effective stripping shampoo that removes excess metabolites deposited by your sweat glands onto the hair’s surface.

The old formula does all of this without causing serious damage to your hair.

Other hair detox methods use harsh chemicals like ammonia that break down the cuticle too much and damage your hair.

Make Sure You Buy The Right Aloe Rid Formula

Aloe Rid Shampoo Review
The old formula (buy this one)

Nexxus originally sold its older formula as Aloe Rid Shampoo (image above), but later changed the formula and rebranded it as Nexxus Aloe Rid Gentle Clarifying Shampoo.

Many people mistakenly purchase the newer product – and it does not work as a THC detoxifier.

What you are looking for – and what I am discussing on this page – is the old formula Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo (image on the left).

The old formula is sold only on one website, TestClear.com, and does not carry the Nexxus brand on the label.

The label should read ‘Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo.’ 

This is the only one I know of that works.

Why Not Another Shampoo?

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Can you use another clarifying or deep-cleaning shampoo in the Macujo method?

No, you can’t – not if you want to pass the test.  There is no evidence other shampoos work in the Macujo detox procedure.

Here’s why the Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo is the only choice:

  • Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid shampoo has the most documented evidence on weed boards and among smokers that it really works when used in the Macujo procedure – even for heavy smokers. And no other shampoo comes close in terms of documented success stories.
  • It doesn’t use harsh chemicals that burn your scalp or damage your hair.

Let me expand on that last one a bit:

If you’ve heard of the Macujo method, chances are you also know about its alternative, the Jerry G method.

Jerry G is also an effective & less expensive hair detox method that works for many people. But it has a price – your hair.

For Jerry G to work, you have to bleach your hair using hydrogen peroxide, repeatedly.

By the time you get to your drug test, your hair is a goner. Most people opt to shave it all off afterward rather than try to restore it.

In contrast, the Macujo method with Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid damages your hair far less.

With the right conditioner and a good quality moisturizer, your hair will be back to normal in no time.

How It Works

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TCH-COOH is the THC metabolite that labs actually test for (not THC itself).  The metabolite gets into your hair follicles from your bloodstream and is deposited onto them from your sweat glands.

From your bloodstream, the metabolite is deposited inside the hair follicle in a part called the cortex.

Hair detoxing of any kind works by stripping metabolites from the outside of the cortex, starting with deposits on the surface and working inward.

The trouble is, the cortex is hidden under a tough outer layer called the cuticle. Most shampoos and detox products cannot get through the cuticle.

To do the best job of cleansing deeper into the cortex, you need harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide breach – or the old style Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo.

The main purpose of the shampoo in the Macujo method is to break down the cuticle.

Then, together with the two other crucial ingredients in the Macujo method – a detergent like Tide and a salicylic acid shampoo like Neutrogena – they remove a portion of the metabolite from the cortex and remove almost all of it from the exterior of the hair’s surface.

Not all of the metabolite is removed from your hair, however. No detox method can do that.

But for many, it removes just enough of the metabolite to pass a hair test.

How to Use Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo

drug test shampoo

We only recommend using this shampoo as part of the Macujo cleaning regimen.

Read my step by step guide of the Macujo method to learn more.

The three important ingredients used in the Macujo method include Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo, Tide detergent and a salicylic acid shampoo such as Clean and Clear Pink or Neutrogena.

Repeat the cleaning process described in our guide at least 5 times before the test.

If you have a week to go, do it once a day. If you have less than five days, do it twice a day.

And one more thing: make sure you keep enough shampoo on hand to strip your hair one last time the day before your test.

Because tainted hair continues to grow through your scalp 24/7 – you don’t want to risk failing due to the last day’s growth.

Where to Buy It

aloe rid detox shampoo old formula

The genuine old style Aloe Toxin Rid Shampoo is only available at TestClear.com.

And it’s not cheap.

So far, I have not seen the old formula shampoo sold on other retail sites or in a store.  At least, not the genuine old formula.

If you find this shampoo listed on another website like Amazon – especially in the original tube (which is no longer made) – make sure you read the verified reviews first!

It could be the newer, watered down version that retails for $15-20 being listed for $100+.  In other words, it might be a scam.

If it looks legit, then at least wait until a few “it worked!” reviews come in on the product listing before you buy.


rid active ingredient

Facing a hair drug test when you know you’re at risk is really scary.

But the good news is that many weed users have passed the hair test using this shampoo plus a few other ingredients.

Some of their stories are in the comments on this site, in fact.

Even if you’re a heavy smoker with only a few days until the test, you’ll have a better chance of passing by detoxing with the old formula Aloe Toxin Rid shampoo.

Just make sure you buy the right formula – and use the Macujo method.

And don’t try substituting another, cheaper shampoo.  I’ve seen almost no evidence this works.