Dyeing your hair a different color can be a lot of fun, but sometimes you may not want to make a long-term commitment. If you only want to change your hair color for a few days, you can actually use a temporary dye. These dyes normally wash out in a few days; however, they may still contain harsh chemicals. If you want a bit of fun, you may want to try to dye your hair with Kool-Aid instead.
Preparing to Dye your Hair with Kool Aid
You should start by putting on a pair of thin plastic gloves to prevent your skin from being stained by the Kool Aid mixture. Disposable medical gloves are ideal because they are thin, single-use gloves.
You should also wrap an old towel or bin bag around your shoulders or the shoulders of the person who is having their hair dyed.
Kool Aid “dye” can stain fabrics so you must be very careful about what the mixture comes into contact with. You will also need to buy a well-fitting shower cap or some sandwich wrap for later on in the process.
Making Kool Aid dye for your hair
Before you dye your hair you must take the time to choose the right kind of Kool Aid. The unsweetened variety is best because sugary versions can end up making your hair feel too sticky. You should choose a flavor based on the color that you would like your hair to be.
Kool Aid creates the most vivid colors when it is used on blonde or light brown colored hair. You can experiment with colors and flavors to find your favorite. Depending on how much hair you have, you will need to use about 3 – 6 packets of Kool Aid powder.
Pour the Kool Aid powder into a bowl and add a little hot water. This will help to make a paste which you can spread onto your hair. Put in a few drops of hair conditioner to give the paste a silkier feel.
The conditioner will help the paste to permeate your hair properly and will help to improve the scent of the mixture. Before you apply the Kool Aid hair dye to your hair, you should make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
Dying your hair with Kool Aid
You should apply Kool Aid dye in a very similar way to the way that you would apply any other type of hair dye. Using a dyeing brush or spatula, you should work the paste through your hair starting from the roots. Work down towards the tips and make sure that all of your hair is damp and sticky from the paste.
If you have thick hair, you will need to pin individual sections up so that you can work the paste through the lower layers instead.
Once all of the hair is covered, you will need to cover the hair with the sandwich wrap or a tight-fitting shower cap. This will help to keep the moisture in and will help to protect your things from Kool Aid dye.
You will need to leave the mixture on for at least 3 hours, although many people choose to cover their hair with Kool Aid mixture for the whole night. Sleeping with the dye on your hair will help to give a deeper, more long-lasting color.
Learn how to dye with kool aid:
Rinse your hair with room temperature water in the morning. You should only use water on your hair because shampoo will take the color straight out. Comb through your hair to make sure that there are no knots and then rinse your hair again with lukewarm water. Allow your hair to dry naturally and once it is dry you should be able to see the full effects of your tint.
Deep dyeing hair with kool aid:
If you have left your Kool Aid hair dye on overnight, the color should last for about 3 – 4 weeks. You may notice some color coming out of your hair the first time that you wash it with shampoo, but the color should stay bright. It will begin to fade after two weeks.
Avoid swimming in a treated pool if you have dyed your hair with Kool Aid because the chemicals will strip the colors straight out.