Red Kool-Aid Dip Dye

Dana submitted her beautiful blonde hair color dip dyed red with Kool-aid. Here is how she achieved this look:

Hey my name is Dana and I dip-dyed my hair with red kool-aid! The first picture is the day I dyed it, and as you can tell its fire-engine red. The second picture is about a week afterwards, the third about three weeks after I dyed it, and then the last one was very recent, and I actually got it dyed pink over top the red, but its already fading out :(

How to: separate the hair you don’t want dyed from the hair you do. Then take 2-3 packets of NON-SWEETENED Kool-Aid and dump it in 2-3 cups water. Bring the water to a boil (or you can just use hot water from tap, but you will have to sit with your hair submerged longer) and then poor the boiling water into a different bowl and let it stop boiling. then submerge your hair in it. Since I am blonde I only had to sit for 5 minute to achieve this color, the darker your hair, the longer it takes. Red is the only color I have tried, but I am excited to try more colors! And as a last thought to my super long message just want you to know that the kool-aid lasts for a REALLY long time! My hair was dyed red for almost a month with almost no fading or bleeding until I got it dyed pink, now its all fading out. So kool-aid is by no means going to wash out quickly. I hope you like, and have fun trying it out!
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  1. Wanda
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 04:32:48

    What “flavor” of kool aid did you use for this color red? I have the same hair color as you and love this look!

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  2. Dana Koester
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 23:34:41

    I used Cherry. Make sure you get the unsweetened packets or your hair will be all sticky!

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    • Madison Andrew
      Sep 02, 2012 @ 12:35:21

      Omg! Thanks so much this really helped! Im dipdying my hair on Monday so thankss for thiis! (:

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  3. Denni
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 11:51:31

    you said your hair lasted almost a month, was that with frequent washings or not? I’m planning on doing this with mine (full head though) and I’d like to know how long it will last (my school doesn’t allow dyed hair)

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  4. Dana
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 01:12:27

    Yes I wash my hair every day, the first day it bled a little but after that I didn’t ever see it wash off. It’s really nice because it last so long until you want it out. My hairdresser tried bleaching it out and it only kinda took the color out. Still fun and inexpensive though!

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  5. zola
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 07:56:19

    i was planning on dieing my hair with this product but does it damage your hair after its done fading?

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    • Jean Anderson
      Aug 11, 2012 @ 09:37:19

      No it’s actually the safest way known to dye your hair

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  6. zola
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 08:01:35

    and do you have to sleep with it covered

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  7. Sydney
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 06:58:41

    After you have it sit in the bowl for a certain amount of time what did you do to your hair to have the color stay in?

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    • Dana
      Aug 28, 2012 @ 02:26:09

      I just washed the stickiness out and there it was! The color stays in by itself, smells good too :)

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    • Jaslyn
      Aug 28, 2012 @ 07:32:15

      It should just stay in

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  8. Dana
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 02:58:02

    I just washed the excess out in the sink and dried it. the color stays in by itself really well. No, I don’t sleep with it covered, it doesn’t bleed.

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  9. Jaslyn
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 01:42:50

    If u have really dark brown hair how many packets of kool aid do i need and how long would i leave it in

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    • Dana
      Aug 28, 2012 @ 02:25:33

      I used 2 packets, from all the youtube videos I watched, When you have dark hair all the kool-aid will do is tint your hair, the color won’t be as bright. If you want to bleach your hair to make it bright, go ahead, otherwise try a little piece of hair and see how you like it. Hope it works :)

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  10. Johnnay
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 08:51:06

    Does The Boiled Water Have To Be Hot When Dippinq Hair Or Cold

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    • Dana
      Sep 19, 2012 @ 02:44:26

      It should still be pretty hot, or at least warm. I don’t recommend sticking your hair in boiling water, let it cool off for a couple of minutes. How hot or cold it is might change the intensity of the color too, so play around and have fun!

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  11. Kaylaa
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 09:31:50

    I wanna do this to my whole hair.. im blonde like u!:) will my whole hair fade to a pink??! how can i get it out without bleach?

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    • Dana
      Oct 04, 2012 @ 02:59:50

      I’m thinking that it will eventually fade out, just like any dye. My hair is pink in the last picture because I bleached some of the red out and put actual pink into my hair. After a while my hair turned a bit orangey, and after that, it was just my bleached ends. I hope that helps, be careful dying your whole head when the water is still hot!!!!

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