How to Dip-Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid

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Introduction: How to Dip-Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid

Hi everyone, This Instructable is on How to Dip-Dye your Hair with Kool-Aid. Yep, Kool-Aid! Odd isn't it? However, using Kool-Aid to dye your hair, as strange as it may sound, is a great, inexpensive way to dip-dye your hair, and it lasts a long time! When I first did it, it lasted a good 4 months without fading much.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Step 1: Gathering the Supplies

You will need:

Kool-Aid (obviously! :D) I used one packet of tropical punch for a bright red/pink color.

A small pot

A mug

A hairbrush

Hair ties

Plastic Spoon (not pictured)

Note: I only used one packet of Kool-Aid because my hair is naturally blonde, if your hair is darker you may need more packets of Kool-Aid. Also, it depends on the color you are using. Also, dying your hair with Kool-Aid will last a long time, at least for me it did!

Step 2: Choosing the Pieces of Hair

It's time to choose the pieces of hair you are going to dye. You can dip-dye all the ends of your hair, or you can do some of the ends like I chose to do. I tied the pieces I wanted dyed with a hair tie. In the pictures, you can see my hair is already a little red/pink, that is because I've dyed it before with Kool-Aid. It faded a bit so I am dyeing it again to make it brighter. :-)

Step 3: Boiling the Kool-Aid

Now we're ready to bring the Kool-Aid to a boil! I poured the Kool-Aid into a small pot and added water. I did not do a specific measurement of water. Once the water is added into the pot of Kool-Aid, stir it with a plastic spoon!

Put the pot of Kool-Aid on the stove, set the heat to high. Put the cover on and wait for it to boil.

Be careful using the stove.

Step 4: Dying Your Hair!

Once the Kool-Aid has boiled, pour it into your mug. Be careful, the Kool-Aid may stain your counter! Leave your hair in the Kool-Aid for about 5-7 minutes. I left my hair in the Kool-Aid for about 2-3 minutes, since it has already been dyed with Kool-Aid. Time may vary depending on your hair color. Pat your hair dry with a paper towel, then brush it out.

After you have dyed your hair, quickly dry it and your good to go!

Note: On the first day, stay away from rain or swimming. The color will bleed until you wash it. I usually wash mine by the end of the day that I dyed it.

Step 5: The Result! :)

After you've done all those steps, you should have really cool colored hair! Yay!

I added some pictures of what my hair looks like, and also a before and after picture.

Enjoy!!

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no this is not permenant it will onl last up to some months not a year or so

It is permanent in the sense that shampooing will not remove it. You may be able to research a method of removal with vinegar, I am not sure how that works. Otherwise, just wait for it to grow out. Hope this was helpful.

You can also go swimming and chloride should wash it out

im doing this method right now. im hoping it works. i have dark brown hair. and its thick so im trying to leave it in longer. like 20 minutes. ill post a picture if it works for me

I tried this and it lasted for 10 months

wow I don't have the time to do that!

I've looked at many recipes for Kool-aid hair dye but this is the best method so I decided I should use this out of the 10 or so others!!

Who knew you could do this with coolaid! Very cool!

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hey my hair is red and i tried purple but it didn't work :( so i was wondering what colors would be best ( i think i will try blue )

That is so cute I think I might do that with a blue dye??

My friend did it and it looked so cool but I never did it. But I will.

Love the idea I think I'm gonna make a easy back to school hairstyles step by step