Very Cool Koolaid Hair Dye

"Well, you did want to know how to get your hair that wonderful green colour, didn't you?"
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Ready In:


  • 1 package Kool-Aid, unsweetened
  • 6 cups water
  • paper towels
  • plastic wrap


  • Be very sure to use UNSWEETENED.
  • Mix one packet of Kool-Aid with the water in a pot.
  • Heat until boiling, stirring.
  • Remove from heat and cool to a temperature that is warm but not hot.
  • Dip as much hair as possible into the mix.
  • Then, with your head over the pot, ladle the kool-aid over the hair.
  • Do this for 15 minutes.
  • Wring out hair and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Don't wrap in a towel as it will absorb too much colour.
  • At this point you could wrap your hair in plastic wrap and leave overnight or for several hours.
  • Then, uncover and let dry.
  • After it dries, rinse repeatedly, shampoo and condition.
  • Note: The excess colour may stain your skin.
  • Smear petroleum jelly on exposed skin.
  • Even if staining occurs, it will scrub off.

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  1. I've tried this way before, but that's too much water - the color will be diluted. I generally would use about 1/2c of water for shoulder-length hair. What I've learned since then is to mix the kool-aid into hair conditioner. Wash your hair and apply the mixed conditioner. Allow to sit overnight (if possible). Then rinse hair and do not shampoo for the first 24-hours. It works much better than water method!
  2. It didn't work on my daughters dark blonde hair.
  3. not at all a good 1. didnt do anything 4 my daughters hair. i tryed this 1 cause i couldnt remeber how the 1 i done in jr. went. Im goin 2 try the way Laura Tracey sugest
  4. I have found that on darker hair using 2 pkgs. of kool aid and 3 cups boiling water , and 2-3 tbl. of corn starch works better. Instead of just a rinse, this makes a paste that sits in the hair for a few hours. I had some old shower caps (from a hotel vacation) that I used instead of plastic wrap, because long hair can get pulled or yanked with it. I am now the proud parent of pink haired kids. Good luck all!
  5. LOL, well I am guilty of dying my hair this way many times in high school. Mainly to drive my mother crazy. Worked like a charm! I guess I didn't realize people still did this.


  1. did this work well for anyone


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