As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I created a Kool Creation by dyeing my daughter’s hair with Kool-Aid drink mix.
When I was in high school my friends and I would dye our hair with Kool-Aid before football games. Purple, usually, as that was one of our school colors.
Fast-forward 15 years, and I find myself teaching my daughter the same trick! A fun hair dye that is easy, affordable and not permanent?
How to dye your hair with Kool-Aid
We started off by visiting Walmart to buy Kool-Aid…
Maya already knew that she wanted red, so we grabbed a few packets of Cherry Kool-Aid.
Maura wanted to try purple, so she opted for Grape.
We also added a few other Kool-Aid product to our shopping cart…
You can dye your hair with Kool-Aid in just a few simple steps!
1) Choose the color (flavor) you’d like.
2) Untangle your hair.
3) Find a bowl that you don’t mind staining and pour the contents of
2 Kool-Aid packets into it. I used 3 for Maya’s dark hair.
4) Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until the powder dissolves.
6) Dry hair with a towel (an old one, since it may also be stained).
I’d recommend wearing rubber gloves or your hands will be dyed, too!
7) Brush out hair and let it air dry or blow dry it if you’re impatient.
Maya’s hair is fairly dark, so I honestly wasn’t sure how this would turn out, but she’s thrilled with the results! As for how long it lasts, she’s washed her hair a couple of times and the color is still bright. I remember my color would last at least a couple of weeks, fading out slowly, but my hair is significantly lighter and not as thick as hers, so results may vary.
Maya enjoyed a Kool-Aid Jammer as a reward for all her hard work! 😀
This project was fun!
Have you ever dyed your (or your kid’s) hair with Kool-Aid? How did it turn out?