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Old 03-09-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
 
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Default Dying hair with Kool aid?

I was thinking about dying my tips with koolaid since it's cheap and temporary. Since my hair is so dark, I was thinking dark red (black cherry).
Have you ever dyed your hair using koolaid?
How long does it last?
The recipe (found here Homemade Temporary Hair Color for Kids | eHow.com) says to mix 1/4 a cup of conditionar with the koolaid, but it doesn't say how long to leave it in.. Does that sound right?
Does your coolered hair have the same texture as your normal hair?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
 
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I have no answers, but if you try it will you let us know how it goes? I have dark hair too and I've always thought dying just the ends would be a fun thing to do a few weeks before a haircut.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:23 AM   #3
 
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I've had a friend dye their hair with cherry red kool aid, it worked out. It lasted for about a month, but then again her hair was porous because she had a perm. Doesn't porous hair take on color easily?

Also she has chocolate brown hair . .. so I think a reddish tint might be the way to go.
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Interesting.... I wonder if it does any damage to curls, though?? I have no answers for you, either, unfortunately. I have never heard of this. I noticed it said UNSWEETENED Kool-aid, too. I can't imagine sugar would be all that healthy for curls.
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The recipe (found here Homemade Temporary Hair Color for Kids | eHow.com) says to mix 1/4 a cup of conditionar with the koolaid, but it doesn't say how long to leave it in.. Does that sound right?
The last section says 60 minutes. Never heard of this before. Let us know how it goes!
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I did it once, on a streak. It left a nice red tinge, which is great if you want something more natural-looking, but I wanted something more vibrant. I used food coloring the next time, and it gave me a brighter red (I wouldn't try it if you don't want an unnatural red). Give it a go; it can't hurt!
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Be careful! I had a friend in grade school who dyed her hair green with food coloring for St. Patrick's Day. It lasted FOREVER and she was quite distressed. I'd roadtest a very small section first before going for it...
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Well, I tried it with black cherry. I was originally going to try cherry, but all we had was black cherry. :P
I did my normal shower routine, but instead of plopping and putting in product, I just got straight out of the shower and put my hair in a towel to let it dry a little before applying the dye. After getting dressed and combing out my hair, I separated my hair and started applying a mixture of one pack of black cherry Kool aid about a 1/4 cup of conditioner. I only did the bottom half of my hair, though, 'cause I didn't know how it would turn out. I let it sit in cling wrap for an hour, washed it out, and let it dry. There was almost no difference. :/ It turns out that my hair is too dark for something as dark as black cherry. Huge bummer. :/ But you know what they say, better to have dyed and failed than to never dye at all.

pprMACHEheart: Thanks. Do you know how long she left it in? Or any other details?

Racerwife7: Actually, the funny thing is that I noticed that the curls that I had soaked in Kool aid were a lot better looking than the rest.. Odd..

Girlwithukelele: Thanks. I'll try the cherry soon. Actually, I was really wanting a very vibrant color (To match me personality lol). And I thought about using food dye, but I couldn't find a recipe, and I was worried that it would last too long. What recipe did you use? And about how long did it last?

CurlyLinZee: Wow. o.O I can't imagine that happening to me. Thad be awful! Thanks for the warning.
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pprMACHEheart: Thanks. Do you know how long she left it in? Or any other details?
Nope, I'm not too sure about how long she left it in. All I know is that it was red kool aid, her hair was chemically processed and I think that meant the cuticle was lifted so that means the color would've taken on easily.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:59 AM   #10
 
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Okay. Thank you.
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I dylan gunning from dallas georgia (goes to east paulding highschool) have tried dying my tips with red kooliad and it was very succesful! i have dark brown curly hair and the red showed up GREAT! make sure you boil the koolaid before you dip your hair into it. and leave your hair in the water for as long as you want (depending on what shade of red you want0
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Talking how to dye hair with kool aid

dying your hair with kool aid can be awesome if u do it rght. im doing a project on how you can dye your hair many different ways. koll-aid
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