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.


<p>It useful for everyone!</p>
<p>that is so cool, I am going to r it out on my brother</p>
Is this permanent
<p>no this is not permenant it will onl last up to some months not a year or so</p>
<p>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.</p>
Thank u
<p>You can also go swimming and chloride should wash it out</p>
<p>Thank u for your instructions <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/creativity123/" rel="nofollow">creativity123</a> i really need them</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>I did it for 20 minutes because I did a lighter color. But when I took a shower it washed out alot</p>
You weren't supposed to take a shower or get it wet with anything! It said it in the instructions.
I works really well! I just tried it!
<p>I did this with my daughter's hair and it turned out great. IRL it looks like the ends of her hair are on fire. We divided her hair into 6 sections with a hair tie 3 inches from the end for each, and then let each section sit in hot red kool aid for 5 minutes.</p>
I tried this and it lasted for 10 months
<p>I do it every week❤️?It's cute!</p>
<p>wow I don't have the time to do that!</p>
<p>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!!</p>
<p>Who knew you could do this with coolaid! Very cool!</p>
<p>it's koolaid</p>
<p>that looks AWESOME I am definitely going to try it!!!</p>
<p>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 )</p>
That is so cute I think I might do that with a blue dye??
<p>My friend did it and it looked so cool but I never did it. But I will.</p>
Love the idea I think I'm gonna make a easy back to school hairstyles step by step
<p>wow i never thought of this, awesome instructable, congrats on making it to the finalists xx</p>
<p>I tried doing this with blue kool-aid when I was 13 and didn't get much of a result. I should take another crack at it with red or purple to see if my hair is more receptive now. Yours looks great!</p>
<p>great job, oldie, but a goodie! I'm also a finalist in the beauty contest, hope you get an awesome prize! Very nice job.</p>
How long does it last?
<p>OMG. So cute</p>
Love it
A tip I was told, if you're going to do more than your tips ( like all of your hair ) it's a good idea to put Vaseline on your forehead, neck, ears, etc because the kool-aid will dye your skin. And it's best to let someone do it for you.
<p>Very cool! Have you tried other colors? I've heard of dying yarn with kool aid but not hair! It looks great!</p>
what exactly is kool aid?
<p>Very cool idea. I never would have thought of it. It makes sense that it would work though. I spilled some kook aid type mix on myself once when I worked in a restaurant and my arm was blue for a week.</p><p>My hair is too dark for it to work, no matter how many packs I use, unless I bleach it first and I don't like to do that. But maybe someday. </p>
<p>I've heard Kool-Aid is bad for your hair and you have to cut it out, so my parents didn't let me do this:/ but it looks great on you!</p>

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