Thursday, October 20, 2011

Six Steps to Kool Hair

Hair dyed with Kool-Aid
Want to know a very inexpensive way to dye your hair a cool colour?  My daughter wanted to try dyeing her hair with Kool-Aid (also known as Dip Dye).  After a little research on the internet, she was able to successfully colour her hair a deep pink colour.  The trend spread like wildfire around her school.  She dyed the underside layer only but there are other ways to do it. All you need is one package of Kool-Aid.  Here's how we did it.

How to Dye Your Hair with Kool-Aid:*

1.  Boil 1.5 cups of water.

2.  Add one package of Kool-Aid drink powder mix to the boiling water and stir until dissolved.

3.  Transfer the boiling coloured water to a smaller cup.

4.  Take a section of hair that you want coloured, and tie back the rest.  Very carefully, immerse the hair to be dyed in the cup. BE CAREFUL - IT WILL BE HOT!!

5.  Keep the hair in the hot water for 15 minutes.  Then rinse hair with very cold water from the tap until the water runs clear.  This will close up the cuticle.

6.  Blow dry, style and enjoy!

*Cautions and Tips:

Photo from: Little Eden
- The HOT WATER IS DANGEROUS, so use with caution and have an adult present.

- It will stain a plastic cup, so use a ceramic or glass cup.

- Initially, it may stain your clothes or pillow case so maybe use a dark towel to protect your fabrics.

- It will be PERMANENT colour.

- If your hair is light blond, and you use blue, your hair will turn green.

- If your hair is dark blond, you may want to use a brighter colour (like red - Fruit Punch)

- If you hair is very dark, you won't get much of a result.

- You can try dyeing just the tips, or one streak.  Get creative!

Have fun!

~ Angela Gentile


Monica said...

I never knew you could do this, great tips and just in time for Halloween.
Thanks for your kind comment and for dropping by Older Mommy, Still Yummy. I love following my fellow Canadians and I'm now following on GFC.


Angela Gentile said...

Hi Monica. Thanks for reading and have a great day!