Disney’s Descendants came along last week. Mal with her purple hair and Evie‘s blue hair. Of course, my girls went nuts over their hair and began asking again if they could dye their hair. I finally agreed (yep, without even talking to my husband) but with only 3 weeks until school starts up we needed something completely temporary. I still wanted something less harsh so as I’ve seen before, we went the Kool-Aid route and I’m going to show you how to dye your hair with Kool-Aid.
My youngest’s insanely blonde hair did just as I hoped it would – GORGEOUS bright color. So if you’re looking to experiment and want a temporary color that’s semi less chemically (yes, that’s a word) go grab a few Kool-Aid packets and follow along to learn how to dye your hair with Kool-Aid.
How To Dye Your Hair With Kool-Aid
What You Need
You’ll first want to cover your table with plastic wrap and put on disposable gloves. We still ended up with some splatters of Kool-Aid on the table but I later got it out with rubbing alcohol. Next time I’ll cover the table with a bigger piece of plastic wrap for sure. Also, you’ll want to use an old towel around you because it will get stained too and it doesn’t come out.
You’ll then have beautiful, temporary hair color!
- 2 packets Kool-aid, in your choice of color
- 2 Cups of water
- 1 pot
- 2 disposables gloves
- plastic wrap
- old towl
- Cover the surface you'll be working on with plastic wrap, put on disposable gloves and wrap old towel around you to protect clothing.
- Boil water and kool-aid on stove until you have a good strong boil, stirring often.
- Transfer kool-aid mix to a heat resistant container. As soon as possible, carefully submerge hair. Water is extremely hot so go slowly.
- Wait 5 minutes then lift hair out of dye and carefully separate the hairs and resubmerge.
- After 10 more minutes slowly remove hair, squeezing out excess and blot with a towel (DON’T RUB!).
- Let hair COMPLETELY dry then wash as normal.
TO REMOVE HAIR DYE
The Kool-Aid will naturally fade in about two-three weeks (depending on how often you wash your hair) but if you want it out sooner than that here’s how!
Boil a pot of water on the stove. Once it’s to a rolling boil transfer to a heat resistant container. Add 2 Tablespoons of baking soda into water and stir. Dip your hair into water (up to 30 seconds). You should instantly see the dye coming off. Dip your hair a few times if needed. Hair will be extremely dry afterward so make sure you deep condition to rehydrate your hair.
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