Kool-Aid Hair Coloring

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One of my daughter’s friends colored her hair with Kool-Aid a couple months ago and so My Princess has been begging to give it a try.

Our first coloring attempt failed.  We mixed the kool-aid with a small amount of water and brushed it on the strands of hair we wanted to color.  Then we wrapped it in foil and let it set for an hour.  THIS DID NOT WORK.
Mix 3 packages of kool-Aid with 2 cups of water.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  You must be very careful with the next step because the kool-aid coloring is very hot to begin with. For a small section of hair pour some of the coloring in a cup and dip hair in the coloring.
My Princess left this section of hair in the coloring for 20 minutes.
After she saw the results of the front strand of hair, she wanted to color the tips of her hair.
She placed it in a pony tail and then dipped it in a bowl with all of the coloring in it.  She left this in for 15 minutes.  The tips came out a little bit lighter than the front section.  I assume because she left the front section in longer.
Now, the question you may be wondering…How long does this last?  Well, the bottom part of her hair washed out with the first washing.  The front section has been washed twice and she has gone swimming twice and it is still there.  It has faded, but there are still traces of it.
Now, I’m not an expert on light hair but a friend with lighter hair did this with us and she only left her tips in for 10 minutes.
Her results were lighter and they did wash out after one to two washes.
This is such a fun change for the Summer.  My Princess is eager to try purple and maybe blue.  Oh yeah, and it costs under $1 for the three packets of Kool-Aid!!  Cheap Summer fun…gotta love it!
**Just a disclaimer…I am in no way a Kool-Aid coloring expert.  I do not know how it will work for you or how long it will last in your hair.  I can only attest to our experience.  I am not responsible for your results.**
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  1. My girls have been wanting to do this too! I’ve been scared to do it b/c I didn’t know how long it would stay in. The first thing we tried did not work at all, so I think I will let them try it with the Kool-Aid!

  2. Awesome! My girls would love this! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  3. I would highly suggest gloves :) I did this for my sons hair for 4th of July one year and had red hands for a couple of days lol I can’t wait to try this for my daughter…with gloves :)

  4. Interesting

  5. What a great idea! I’ve always wanted tipped hair but I am not gutsy enough to dye mine. This is a great idea for a few days of fun! Thanks for inspiration!

  6. awesome idea ..i’m gonna try it out on my neice’s …they’ll love it :)
    thank you carrie simmons

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  8. How clever! My daughter would love to do this! Thanks for sharing:)

    Katie @ funhomethings.com

  9. So fun that you tried this. Glad it worked out for you. I did once meet a girl at the salon who did this and it was NOT coming out. She had to get her hair professionally colored to get it out.

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