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Dye Your Hair with Kool-Aid! August 29, 2012

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My daughter has been wanting to dye her hair.    My first reaction is your young and the horrible chemicals in dyes, the damage it causes your hair and your school does not allow your hair to be anything but natural colors….blah blah blah.    So my brilliant daughter decides to research different ways to do this.  She knows if she researches options I am more likely to say ok.  So she found out how to dye your hair with Kool Aid.  What a great idea.  It only stays in your hair for a week or two, no terrible chemicals in it and we could do it red so it was a natural color!  I told you she was brilliant!!

So here is what you will need:

3 packages of Sugar Free Kool Aid (or as many as you want depending on how dark you want it to be)

A pan

Your stove


Towel that canget the Kool Aid dye on it


Gloves your hands don’t turn red (learned this after the fact….lol)

t-shirt to wear that you don’t care if it gets dye on it (or a towel to wear around your shoulders so it does not get your shirt)


Here is what you will do:

1.  Buy your Kool-Aid in the color you want.  We choose red so it would be a natural color she could have at school.  If you want the color to be darker use more packets and less water.  If you want it to be lighter then use less packets of Kool-Aid and more water.  It is up to you and what you want your end color to be.  

2.  Then you will need to heat the Kool-Aid up.  After it is boiling take it off the heat and let it cool.  While it is still warm, but not hot and the pan is not hot (becareful you don’t burn yourself or some other horrible thing to your self….only do this if you are a klutz free kinda person and of course with your adults permission if you are under 18…..oh and while I am going on with the don’t sue me lawyer talk, we are in no way affiliated or represent Kool-Aid….ok, I think that is all of the lawyer talk for now…lol).

Take the hair that you want to be dyed and dip it into the Kool-Aid.  You will leave it in for as long as you want.  The longer you have it in the dye the stronger the color will be.

3.  Then after it is the color you want, take it out and put it in a towel to dry it off.

4.  Blow dry your hair:

5.   Now you get to love your new hair color!

5. Don’t forget to wear your gloves or your hands will look like this (this does come off with some soap, water and scrubbing!).  Gloves just make it that much easier!!

6.  Now your hair will smell like Kool-Aid…..yummy!


5 Responses to “Dye Your Hair with Kool-Aid!”

  1. I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to reach my goals. I definitely liked reading everything that is written on your website.Keep the posts coming. I enjoyed it!

  2. Looks messy and fun. The girls are sooo sweet and beautiful. I think I will drink it instead. LOL!

  3. your posts gives me motivation to keep on my intention to create a blog one day. thank you for all. lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails lista de emails

  4. Stephanie Says:

    Thanks so much Lista

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