How to dye your hair with kool aid (and make it stick)
Kool aid is a cheap and easy way to dye your hair, but it typically doesn’t last more than one wash. PLEASE NOTE that my eyebrows and eyelashes were NOT dyed with this method (god forbid) but I’m wearing my DIY color mascara
You will need
- at least 5 packets of kool aid
- 2 tbsp of warm coconut oil OR your favorite hot oil treatment
- 1 tbsp conditioner
- regular bar soap (not necessary if you have freshly bleached hair)
Wash your hair with bar soap to strip all oils from it. This will allow the dye to seep in deeper. Please note that kool aid contains a LOT of citric acid, so if you have a freshly bleached scalp or sensitive skin it will burn like HELL.
STEP ONE: Making your dye
Mix all of the kool aid into the conditioner, making sure there are no lumps. Add the oil and stir vigorously until fully combined.
STEP TWO: Apply the dye
Use a dye applicator or old toothbrush to evenly apply the dye to your hair. Comb through.
STEP THREE: Blow dry
Blow dry your hair until all the conditioner is dry and the dye is no longer dripping. It will be oily but should not be wet.
Note: At this point you should use a cotton ball and some extra coconut oil to remove stains from your hairline.
STEP FOUR: Let it sit.
Let your hair chill out for around an hour and then rinse with cold water until it runs clear. Don’t wash your hair for at least 24 hours.
STEP FIVE: Color upkeep
poor the excess dye into a jar with ¼ a cup of conditioner for every tbsp of dye. Use this conditioning treatment for ten-fifteen minutes every week.