These days, many people are finding more suitable ways to dye their hair. Though not recommended for all hair types or permanent use, kool aid hair dye is a fast and temporary way to brighten up your hair color.
Yeah…I said it. KOOL-AID!!!
Let me just say that kool-aid as a hair dye has been used for years as a simple, yet affordable method for people who can’t afford the high-price salon services. Emo and Punk-type crowds love experimenting with kool aid to make hair more vibrant, fun, and edgy.
When I was fifteen, I dyed my hair once with kool-aid and yes… my parents freaked! I was going through my teenage years and I wanted to look cool. Again, I WAS YOUNG.
The point I’m trying to make here is that not everyone can pull off this look. If you’re under 18 and still living with your parents or work at a 9 to 5 job, be careful because people tend to freak out over extreme hair color.
Instead of all over hair color, a more calmer alternative is streaks.
Picking Your Desired Color
If you want noticeable hair color, the lighter the color the better and there are a number of blonde hair color ideas to choose from. Brunettes usually have a hard time showing color than blondes or lighter shades. If you are a brunette, consider bleaching your hair first. If you’re a brunette but just want a hint of color, then skip the bleach.
Step by Step Instructions
Using Kool Aid Hair Dye
*Warning* Kool-Aid can stain clothing and carpet. Make sure to protect your working area before applying hair dye.
- Put on a pair of gloves
- Pour Kool-Aid packet (unsweetened) into a bowl. The amount of packets is dependent on your hair length and thickness. (Suggestion: two packets)
- Mix in a few drops of conditioner until you form a thick paste. (Make sure it’s thick and not runny!)
- Apply paste using a comb, toothbrush, or paint brush. DO NOT APPLY ON SCALP! Slowly massage onto hair.
- Wrap hair with saran wrap and leave it on. The longer it stays on, the better the kool aid will adhere to your hair. You can leave it on overnight and wash out the next morning.
- Shampoo hair thoroughly. Continue to rinse hair until there’s no more color in water.
The same instructions as all over hair color. The only difference is separating streaks from the rest of your hair by wrapping it in foil.
- Kool Aid hair dye usually last up to a week. Be aware that Cherry-flavored Kool Aid is considered a permanent dye so only use it if you want long-lasting color.
- Though temporary, any hair colordye can have some damage on the hair. For a more permanent solution, seek help from a salon professional.
- Hair that’s damaged can give uneven results. It can make the hair look blotchy. Make sure hair is healthy and in great condition before Kool-Aid application.
- Kool-Aid hair dye can fade unevenly. You can reapply when needed.