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Coloring hair with Kool aid - Messy but so much fun!

Coloring hair with Kool aid is cheap and fun. Kids have an absolute blast with it and so do adults (although they might not admit to it :)).

My daughter, who is almost 10, has been insisting on dyeing her hair for a while now. I personally believe that this age is too young to be introduced to any of the artificial hair dyes so I did a bit research in order to find a better alternative. Finding this Kool aid hair dye recipe seemed to be a good fit. It is not damaging and it is not permanent, something that both her school and I approved of. :) Let me not even mention the sheer fun she and I had doing this.

Coloring hair with Kool Aid

One of the best features of this recipes that you can be playful and come up with your own unique and different color. Use straight bright blue or combine shades to come up with something only you will have. As I mentioned, the results of dyeing your hair with Kool Aid aren't permanent, so if you end up with a color you don't like, it'll be gone after a couple of shampoos.

It can be a great activity for your kids to do though adults find this fun too as a part of girls' night in home spa.

You can change color for any occasion or go natural in between. Add to the fun of using a Kool Aid hair dye recipe on your own hair by doing it with one or more friends. You're going to need help anyway, so why not make an occasion out of it?

Here are some things to consider. Your natural hair color will play a part in how it will look in the end. If your hair is blonde or a very light color, it will pick up more of the dye. If you have very dark hair, you color will be much more subtle. Using Kool Aid hair dye on brown hair as in purple or red hue, will make for a very interesting look!

One more thing. If you have long hair you will need to mix up more of the ingredients than if you have short hair. I will give you some guide lines but you may have to play with the quantities and colors to get exactly the look you want.

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Here's the Kool Aid hair dye recipe and how to use it! Read it through and once you know how to do it, invite your friends over, turn on the music and get started!


Slather your hairline with enough Vaseline or any thick cream, this mix can get messy and leave stains on skin. Alternatively, you can use hair color stain removal pads to remove excess staining from skin.


* Unsweetened Kool Aid - 2 or more packs depending on the length of your hair
* Petroleum Jelly
* Hair Conditioner
* Plastic Wrap


Step 1: In a small bowl mix 2 or more packs of Kool Aid and a few drops of conditioner to form a paste. Add a little bit of water if needed. Mix until smooth and not lumpy.

Step 2: Spread Vaseline or petroleum jelly around the edge of your hair line and tops of ears. This will help prevent the Kool Aid from staining your skin.

Step 3: Work the mixture into your hair. This is where your friends will come in handy! Avoid rubbing it into your scalp as much as possible. You want it only on your hair.

Step 4: Once all of the Kool Aid mixture has been applied, wrap your head in plastic wrap. Secure it with tape as needed.

Step 5: Leave in place over night if possible. The longer you leave it on the darker the color will be.

Step 6: In the morning, wash your hair, apply cream rinse and then wash again. Dry and style. Voila! You and your friends will be beautiful!

As you can see, I didn't put a plastic wrap on my daughter's hair. She insisted on leaving it in.

Though it was messy, she had tons of fun! :)

Coloring hair with Kool Aid is just one of the many home spa recipes you could be making in minutes.

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