Announcements and FAQ

Welcome to the new GoosefootPrints Hair Analysis home on the web.

Read on for more about how to order. Those people on the list for an analysis for October 2018 (and some from November), an e-mail was sent to the address you provided on October 1. There is a new option for a “Measurement-Only” Analysis in the shop, which provides only hair measurements, no personalized recommendations. If you are interested in this analysis, please let me know, I may be able to fit you in the schedule sooner.

Currently there are schedule openings in September 2019. This schedule will change as orders are placed and received and the schedule evolves. Subscribe to the e-mail list at the bottom of the page for e-mail updates about the waitlist progress, and updates from the Science-y Hair Blog.

This page is where you’ll find information about ordering hair analyses, and where you’ll find updates about the shop and waiting time. This page is updated regularly.

How do I order a hair analysis?

I handle a limited number of hair analyses each month due to my work schedule and the amount of time needed to complete each analysis (see the “about” page for more details). I am taking orders by waiting list, which is like scheduling an appointment. Demand for hair analyses has exceeded my supply of time to do them, and this seems a solution to having many orders placed at once and asking you to wait several months for your results while your hair sits in an envelope.

I will contact the people in the schedule (waiting list) by e-mail at the beginning of each month. If you are ready to collect hair and place an order, follow the link to the e-mail and use the password provided to access the page for placing an order. PayPal is the payment method used, though you do not need a PayPal account to order.

How does a wait-list analysis schedule work?

Ideally, you’ll collect and mail your hair sample within a week or two of placing your order. Once you place an order, I have put your analysis in the schedule for the upcoming months. I process hair samples in the order in which they arrive. When I have your hair sample and have put it in the schedule, I will contact you with an update.

How do I get in schedule for a hair analysis?

As of September, 2018 I am requiring a $5 non-refundable deposit as part of the process of creating a schedule. Why am I doing this? To keep the schedule accurate and make sure people are committed to purchasing a hair analysis. Being in the schedule and not purchasing a hair analysis is like making an appointment you do not show up for. I understand, we’re all busy and things change. If you’re not certain you want a hair analysis – contact me and ask about it. This amount is deducted from the price of each analysis – those total prices have not changed. I will not add you to the waiting list via e-mail or contact-form. I will get your information (name, e-mail address) from your payment made through the button below. Please provide a correct e-mail address where I can reach you when – use the “Instructions to Merchant” section to include a correct e-mail address or any additional information this payment is processed. Or you can send me an e-mail or use the Contact form to provide the correct information.


Deposit to secure place in schedule

This is a non-refundable deposit which secures you a spot in the schedule for a hair analysis. You can change your mind about which analysis you want to purchase. This amount is deducted from the price of the analysis (the amount listed when you purchase will reflect that).


What if I’m not ready to place an order when you contact me?:

If you’re too busy to collect hair samples when I contact you, please e-mail me back. Tell me you’d like to be kept on the waiting list. You won’t lose your place in “line.” I’ll contact you the next month – or whenever you’ve told me you’re ready.

What is the price? What is included?

Hair analysis: $45. Mini Analysis: $34. Measurement-Only Analysis: $18

The analyses measure: Individual hair width, porosity, elasticity. Mini analysis does not include photos. Measurement-Only analysis does not include individual recommendations. Results are provided with a report including information about ingredients and treatments which may be helpful for your hair, ingredients to avoid or minimize (if any). The notes you provide with your hair sample determine how much information is included in the report. Additional documents and links are provided when they may be useful.

How do I get the results? Results are sent by e-mail to the e-mail address you provide when you place an order.

Is there any follow-up after I receive my report?: Yes! If you have any questions, if I didn’t address something you wanted to address, if I mis-understood an issue you brought up, if something new comes up, if you’d like to discuss product choices further – write back after you receive your report. You’d be surprised what information can be brought out by asking a follow-up question. I want you to get the most out of this service – so I encourage you to ask follow-up questions. And if you find a really great product or  a great styling routine or video, I’d love to hear about it. I pass on product and technique recommendations from clients (with permission) so we can all learn from each other.

How do I collect hair samples? See this page for details.

Do you recommend specific products: No and yes. If I know a product has worked for a number of people with your hair type, I will mention it, though I cannot know whether you will like the product’s price, fragrance, texture, availability, or whether it will work with your hair and water and everything else in your life. If I know of a group of products that would fit a certain requirement you have (heat protection or UV protection, for example) I will list them or link you to a list.

But I cannot guess what specific products will work in your hair because I cannot see or touch your hair as a whole, and I don’t know exactly what you want from a product or what you like – or how you want your hair to feel. If you are looking for a consultation exclusively for product-recommendations, this hair analysis may not be right for you.

What do you do with hair samples when you are done with them?: I keep them for a while in case I missed something in your analysis. When the stack gets too large, I throw them away.

What if I need some problem-solving, have an ingredient question, a water-quality question (regarding hair), or some other issue I need help with right now? You can purchase some time for extra help and problem-solving. This service is for in-depth questions that are going to require some research and thought on my part. This is NOT a hair analysis. I will know nothing about your hair other than what you tell me. This page is password-protected because I do not want to create confusion between this and purchase of an analysis. Purchasing this DOES NOT put you in the hair analysis schedule. This is the password to access that page:  Hw942#3

Please read through the page before making a purchase.