I was surprised at how well it turned out (so impressed that I might even try doing mine!) and my daughter loves it.
I posted the after picture to Instagram and to my personal Facebook page, and I had a few friends say to be careful when dyeing BLONDE hair with Kool-Aid because it can take forever to wash out.
Let us know how it turns out if you try it!
These are the instructions for dyeing the tips of the hair, but I’m sure you could do your whole head, or longer highlights if desired.
How To Dye Hair With Kool-Aid
Step 1: Put three packets of UNSWEETENED Kool-Aid in a bowl. DO NOT get sweetened kool-aid or your hair will end up sticky.
Step 2: Add a blob of conditioner. I didn’t actually measure it, but I don’t think it really matters exactly how much. You can see how much I used in the image below.
Step 3: Mix the unsweetened Kool-Aid and conditioner until it makes a paste.
Step 4: Add 1 teaspoon of water and blend more.
Step 5: Brush hair out really well and put on an old t-shirt.
Step 6: Separate out a small section of hair and place it on a piece of foil.
Step 7: Using a paint brush, brush the Kool-Aid mixture over the piece of hair.
Step 8: Fold up the foil piece so that the dyed section of hair is completely covered. I also folded over the sides to help the foil stay more securely (not shown).
Step 9: Continue around the head with the same technique used in steps 6-8.
Step 10: Wrap the hair, including the foil sections, in saran wrap so that no dye will get on your pillow while you sleep (sorry everyone, my daughter wouldn’t let me take a picture of this step in the process!)
Step 11: Sleep with the Kool-Aid mixture in your hair. Shampoo WELL as soon as you wake up the next morning and style like usual!
Ok, who’s going to try it? I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you!
FEBRUARY UPDATE: I dyed the tips of her hair at the end of October and the dye definitely faded a lot within a month or two. In the light you can still see a *tiny* bit of red on the tips, but it’s not anything that’s noticeable. I would definitely only do this with a color that I was comfortable having in my hair for several months (like a red), and NOT a color like green or blue. 🙂
I also would NOT use this as a dye for the whole head of hair unless you want your hairdresser to be really really frustrated. This is a fun thing for kids to do to dye their tips, but you probably will want to leave YOUR hair to the professionals!
Follow me on Pinterest for more fun ideas!