Sunday, June 17, 2012
How to Get Koolaid to Fade More Quickly From Hair
*UPDATE* I was able to get koolaid out of my hair in 10 minutes! Here's how I did it.
Wash more often. Wash your hair more than you usually do. If you did a dip dye, just wash the ends of your hair a couple of times per day. Be careful not to let your hair dry out too badly though.
Use vinegar to fade koolaid. Vinegar is really good for your hair. It it used to remove product build-up. When you use hair products, your hair will become coated with those things so you can use vinegar to truly clean it off your hair. Vinegar can also be used to help fade the koolaid. Just get a cup, put a tablespoon of vinegar (white or apple cider, doesn't matter) and pour it into the cup. Now fill up the rest of the cup with warm water. Get in the shower and pour this mixture over the parts of your hair that have koolaid. Let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it off and shampoo. It won't 100% fade the koolaid the first time, so don't expect that. It will however, help the koolaid fade more quickly than it normally would.
Clarifying shampoo. There is a type of shampoo that works like vinegar does. It helps remove build up from your hair and will help the koolaid fade more quickly. It's called clarifying shampoo. There are many different brands. One kind you may know is Suave Daily Clarifying. Use this shampoo when you wash your hair.
Stain your hair. A good way to make the koolaid color become lighter and less noticeable is to stain over the koolaid with a lighter color. You can use chamomile tea to stain it and make it lighter. Just brew some chamomile tea like normal and soak your hair in it for a couple of hours. Then rinse it off and wash.
Use baking soda. A lot of people use baking soda to remove brassiness from hair. It may also be useful in removing koolaid from hair. *Update* CONFIRMED to be highly effective at removing koolaid from hair. Go here to see results. After using baking soda, wash your hair well with a regular shampoo. Do not use dandruff shampoo if baking soda is still in your hair.
If you need to get rid of the koolaid from your hair right away, use any of these techniques over and over until you've significantly faded the color from your hair. Just do this with hair care in mind because you don't want to dry your hair out or cause split ends. You know your hair better than anyone, so don't over work your hair.