Sunday, June 17, 2012

How to Get Koolaid to Fade More Quickly From Hair

Koolaid can be hard to get out of hair. If you wash your hair everyday, it can still take up to a month or longer to come out. Some people even report that the koolaid took months to come out completely. There are some things you can do to make koolaid fade faster from your hair. This is no guarantee. These are just ideas for those who may find them helpful.

*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.

40 comments:

  1. I dyed my hair with cherry koolaid and it's been there for a month now. I've been trying everything. What should I do?

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    1. I would repeat all of the steps above each day because it's the cheapest way. If none of it works then there are some products that are supposed to be able to remove dye from your hair. I can't recommend any because I've never had to use any of them. Maybe in the future I will try some of them out and do a review for you guys. Let me know if you find one that worked.

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    2. Use the boiling water with baking soda.

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  2. THIS DOES WORK!

    *boil water and put in in a bowl.
    *soak your hair in the water for 5 minutes.
    *boil more water and add dish soap and baking soda.
    *soak you hair in it for 5 minutes.
    *rinse and wash your hair with dish soap.
    *and then condition your hair with conditioner.

    do this a few times like one or twice a day

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    1. I'm going to test this theory the very next time I dye my hair.

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  3. when doing the vinegar thing, should I wash my hair first. I dyed my hair back in June and it's still in but like I haven't tried anything to get it out

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    1. Yes, you should do that in the shower. Use white vinegar if you have light-colored hair and apple cider vinegar if you have medium-to-dark-colored hair. Wash your hair and then use the mixture of 1 tbsp. vinegar in 1 cup of water. Pour that mixture onto the koolaid parts of your hair and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.

      Vinegar can be drying for your hair so do condition your hair afterwards. I used vinegar on my hair one time when I couldn't get black cherry to fade very quickly and it made a difference. It didn't come out completely, but it definitely made a big difference.

      Your hair must be bleached? If so, you'll have a tough time getting the koolaid to come out. Try the vinegar thing once a day. If you can, buy some clarifying shampoo to use right before the vinegar.

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  4. I just want to say thanks to all of you for commenting and reading my blog. Keep them coming and don't hesitate to ask if you need any information.

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    1. how do you get kool aid out of your hair he best?

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  5. What should happen if you just soaked your hair in the vinegar?

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    1. You mean without diluting it with water? Vinegar can be drying for your hair, so I think all that will happen is your hair may become dry. I'm not 100% sure about it though, but I think that's why they say to dilute it.

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  6. I just dip dyed my hair two days ago, and I've never dyed my hair or anything before, and I'm freaking out because I used 8 packets and a1 1/2 of water and I made sure the water was boiling before I did it. So I got online and I thought it was gonna last a week, but using as much as I did, I think it's gonna last awhile. I WANT IT OUT, but I don't wanna ruin my natural hair color, what would be the best thing for me to do?? PLEASE HELP

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    1. Since the water was boiling, it really opened up your hair cuticles and got into the hair. So instead of staining the outside, it also stained deeper into the hair. It will probably take a while to fade out, depending on your hair color. If I were you I would boil some water, put a tablespoon of baking soda in it and stir it up, then let my hair soak in it for a while.

      In fact, I'll do this today. I'll dye my hair and try to get it out really quickly and see what I can come up with. I've been meaning to make a post about that anyway.

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    2. I just made a post. I was able to get the koolaid out of my hair in 10 minutes. Here is how to do it: http://koolaidhair.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-get-koolaid-out-of-your-hair-in.html

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  7. I know this is probably too late to help those of you that have already posted your questions, but it may help others that stumble upon this looking for help :)

    My friend's daughter dyed her blonde hair black - very, very black & wanted it out. Easier said than done!. Another good friend of mine is a beautician & told her to use "Head & Shoulders" dandruff shampoo (you can even get the knock off at Dollar Tree) the active ingredient in it actually removes dye from hair! After unsuccesfully trying to dye her hair back, the "Head & Shoulders" got the black dye out! She shampooed daily, twice each time she showered, and in a week it was out the rest of the way.

    If it can do that with BLACK actual hair dye, Kool Aid is probably no match for it ;)

    Good Luck! & Hope this helps! :)

    I'm going to dip dye my daughter's tips tomorrow with koolaid. Head & Shoulders will be my fall back plan ;)

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    1. Rhonda, did the Head and Shoulders remove the Koolaid from your daughters hair too? Thanks for the comment.

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    2. I'm interested to know too.

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  8. Also, some of the videos I've seen actually use apple cider vinegar added to the paste to help the kool aid "set" so I don't think it would aid in removal.

    Apple Cider Vinegar is very good for your hair. It can be used full strength and left on your hair even.

    My daughter has blonde hair & is prone to the green tint that chlorine from the pool leaves behind. In the summer after swimming, either after her shower, or even on dry hair I rinsed her hair with full strength Apple Cider Vinegar. I sent her outside 1) because she was dripping & 2) because she didn't smell so great LOL Once her hair dried, the smell was gone and her hair was super soft and shiny :)

    Regular white vinegar may dry out your hair but Apple Cider Vinegar will not :)

    Hope this helps! :)

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    1. Yeah.. Vinegar does help get koolaid OUT of the hair and you explained why in your comment. The green tint from the pool is similar to the stain that koolaid leaves on hair. When you use baking soda with vinegar, it gets surface stains off the hair, which is what koolaid is. So yes, it does work. You can even use it alone to get the surface stains off and it works. So I'm not sure why they would include it in the dying process.

      And yes it is good for your hair. No one said it isn't. I was just letting people know that everyone's hair is different. Some people (if they use vinegar too many times in a row) it strips the hair of the natural oils and leaves it dry. If you use it only once, it shouldn't be a problem, but sometimes people overdo it when they are desperate to get koolaid out. So anyway, lots of people love to condition their hair with vinegar because it also makes your hair grow faster and makes it thicker. Using it about once a week is good for that.

      I never heard that about head & shoulders shampoo. I've never used it so it also may work well. Thanks for that tip.

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  9. i have brown hair i dyed my hair with red kool aid in october it wont come out and it seems to be messing up my friends and my hair as a result of split ends i want it out in the cheapest way so i dont have to buy things that are expensive

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    1. This is just crazy to me. I have very light hair (as you can see) and the koolaid always just comes right out! I have no idea why any of you would have koolaid still in your hair months later. Try it and see if it will work for you.

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    2. Oh sorry.. I forgot which post this was. I meant, try the baking soda/ boiling water one (if you did a dip dye). If not, try vinegar and baking soda. They are very cheap. You probably won't spend even $3 at walmart on it.

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  10. My hair is black, well really dark dark dark brown (in the sunlight) and I wanted to dip dye it with kool aid. I bought a little tub of tropical punch kool aid and I want to try it. Does anyone else know if it will work with me having to bleach or lighten my hair? Because I really want to do it!

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    1. You might get a red tint without lightening your hair.

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  11. I dip dyed my hair in September and I have been trying everything to get it out completely I hav light brown hair and I dip dyed it red and I can't find a way to get it out plzz help!!!

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    1. This is what I do: Boil a cup or two of water, add a teaspoon or two of baking soda, then dip your hair in it and swirl around. The koolaid comes out in like 1 minute then I wash my hair. Idk what kind of damage boiling water does to your hair or if it does anything at all, but all I know is it gets the koolaid out.

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  12. I did this to my daughters hair and she has such blonde hari it is almost white and all it did was lighten it and I repeated the steps 4 times..... She has a paegent interview today and now her hair is still a little pink :( Hopefully I can do a hairstyle that will hide it!! But atleast it lightened up!!

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    1. Sometimes there will still be a little pink. That is normal. It happens to me and you can just let it fade out now. It should take a couple days. As far as lightening goes, this has never lightened my hair and trust me, my hair has some room for lightening. It's not perfectly blonde. I've never had any sort of issue with that. I'm not sure how this lightened your daughters hair.

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  13. I have platinum blonde hair, and I dip dyed my hair orange abt a week ago and I thought it would come out in a week or less. I have school pictures next week!! I need this out very quick. Any advice. Please. Please help.

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    1. Yes. Use really hot water and baking soda. Dip your hair in that and swirl it around. Then wash your hair with clarifying shampoo. If that doesn't work, resort to boiling water and baking soda. Dipping it once for a few seconds should be enough. It always gets koolaid out of my hair immediately. You want to try it last though, because the boiling water may not be good for hair. It can make your hair weak. At the very least, rinse your hair with cold water when you're done so that you can close the hair shaft.

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  14. Does dip dying damage your hair? I'm 11 and my birthday's in June 8th and I really wanna dip dye it with kool aid but my mom says it will damage your hair and you're too young. My dad would not probably agree because he just will complain.

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    1. It doesn't matter, does it? Because parents are always right even if they are wrong. Don't argue with parents because you always lose. To answer your question, no it doesn't damage hair. It only stains the surface of your hair. Using boiling water may or may not damage your hair, depending on how you take care of your hair when you do it. In the dye process, you only have to use warm water, but in order to get it out you may need to boil the water. It's not the boiling water that damages your hair, but if you comb your hair roughly or handle it wrong after weakening it like that, you may have damage.

      Honestly, I don't think your parents really care about whether or not you have split ends. They are just trying to exercise authority. Just my opinion.

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  15. Does the vinger and water work cuz I really don't want to do the baking soda thing cuz I don't want split ends (will the baking soda give me split ends????)

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    1. Question #1 Does using only vinegar and water work? To an extent, but not as good as with baking soda. I've tried only vinegar and it doesn't get it out instantly. It would be very slowly and take several times, maybe several days.

      Question #2 Does baking soda give you split ends? I had split ends before using baking soda. But to answer your question, a lot of people use baking soda in place of shampoo. It's called "no poo." Maybe you haven't heard of it, but people do actually use it as a shampoo.

      Now, the thing that *might* cause split ends would be the really hot water. Hot water makes your hair vulnerable to damage by opening the cuticles. It's kinda like when you sweat and the pores of your face open up and get bigger. When you have hot water on your hair, the cuticles open up. So the hot water alone probably won't damage it, but how you handle your hair afterwards may damage it. You have to be really careful with wet hair in general or you might see some damage. So no combing, brushing, rubbing with towels, or handling at all. Run your hair under cold water and let the hair cool off. Wrap it up and don't touch it for a while. You could say this happens every time you take a shower, except in this case you are using really hot water so it's even more important for you to take care of your hair. Moisturize. Even put some extra virgin olive oil on your hair and give yourself a hot oil treatment while you're at it.

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  16. I've had kool-aid dip dye in my hair for about 5 months going on 6 and I tried the baking soda method it helped a little but the red is still there! I tried it again and it did next to nothing for the red and now my hair feels terrible my hair is usually soft but now its so rough, someone said that I should cut it but I won't because I like my long hair... so what should I do?
    I think I'm just going to wait till it fades or wait till its long enough to cut it.

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    1. When you've had koolaid in your hair for a long time, for some reason it's a lot harder to come out. This is the method I use and I do it about 2 weeks or 1 month after dying the hair. My hair is always rough after using baking soda. You should wash your hair to get all the baking soda out. Use a regular old cheap shampoo like Suave. Do not use a dandruff shampoo.

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  17. Oh my gosh plz help me I have to get koolaide out of my hair in 1 day or I will have to get it cut I have done the baking soda method and I had worked BUT THE RED IS STILL REALLY NOTICALE I have had it in for 3 months and I really really need it out plzzzzzzzzZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ help I don't want my hair to be cut

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    1. All you can do now is condition your hair and try again when your hair has recovered. Continue washing and it will keep fading. But from what I can tell, someone is making you hurry up? So I don't think my suggestion can help. I've provided the best way I know of to get it out of hair and that's what I use. Maybe soon I can come out with another method for everyone to try.

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  18. I have dark brown hair and I want to know hot to dye them a bright red with kool aid.

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