How to Dip-Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid

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Intro: 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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BriSwimsCoolloom

Reply 1 year ago

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

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creativity123Coolloom

Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

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.

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ACIDxCOBRACoolloom

Reply 2 years ago

You can also go swimming and chloride should wash it out

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BeckyS90

1 year ago

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

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figureskater223

2 years ago

I works really well! I just tried it!

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Mysterious_Gal

2 years ago

I tried this and it lasted for 10 months

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leahblackwolf

2 years ago

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!!

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IWISHICOULDBEMARGO

2 years ago

that looks AWESOME I am definitely going to try it!!!

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DiamondG3

2 years ago

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 )

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Hufflerpuffler1233

2 years ago

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

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101kallie

3 years ago on Introduction

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