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Dyeing with Kool-Aid

Published on 28th October 2009

Ever heard of that kid who took out some fruit punch Kool-Aid, and instead of making a refreshing drink, he/she put it in their hair and it actually turned out red? Well its about as easy as it can get when it comes to dyeing hair, and its so much cheaper then regular dyes. Kool-Aid is only 10 cents a packet!

What you’ll need:

A bunch of Kool-Aid! (Pick as many colors as you want. Orange, red and green work best, 2 packets for each color)
A bottle of conditioner
…and something to stir with

All dyed using kool aid (colors red, orange and green)

Step 1:(If your hair is already blonde you can skip the first step) Bleach your hair to a pale blonde.

Step 2:Take about 3/4 cup of conditioner and stir it in with the 2 packets of Kool-Aid, and keep stirring until it doesn’t clump together.

Step 3:Take the desired area of hair you want to dye and lather the Kool-Aid in generously (it really doesn’t matter if it goes onto your scalp because its not harmful).

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for other colors you would like to put in.

Step 5: Place the tinfoil around your head and wait for it to process for about 2 hours.

Step 6: Remove the tinfoil and quickly rinse it out as it might bleed through a bit if you go slowly.

Step 7: Shampoo condition and style like normal

Step 8: Enjoy your new hair!

Don’t be expecting anything too vibrant. It’s going to end up looking more like sherbet than anything but it looks different and its something new! Also, because of the conditioner, it makes your hair super soft and gives your hair a well deserved break from those hardcore hair dyes.

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  • For anyone unfamiliar with Kool-Aid, it's a type of flavored drink mix made by Kraft Foods