Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dye Your Hair With Koolaid Using 2 Colors!

It's been a while...

So I just dyed my hair with koolaid using 2 different colors and the outcome was great. I used Grape and Tropical Punch. My hair looked like this to begin with:


I used the dip dye method because it's the fastest way. You can do this with conditioner and foil, but it will take all night. This took only 30 minutes. I got two cups and filled them with warm water. I added the packet of tropical punch to one cup and the grape to another cup.

It's important to add that I parted my hair in a zig zag and then dipped the ends. You need to do this so the colors look even on each side. Then I sat down and did this for 30 minutes:


If you can't tell, I'm dipping the tips of my hair in the cups. The envelope is there to hide my cleavage. Yes, I had a shirt on. Actually, it was a spaghetti strap shirt so the straps are hidden by my hair. Anyway, whatever.

After 30 minutes passed, I picked up the cups, slowly walked to the nearest sink, emptied the cups and rinsed my hair out. If you aren't very careful during this step, you might spill koolaid everywhere and it stains fast.

Then I patted my hair off with a dark colored towel and let it air dry.

The results are this:



I love this color. You can see the obvious darker streaks (which is the purple) and then the bright fiery red (which is the tropical punch). They go great together. I just can't get over how great this turned out. Which makes me very sad for my next announcement:

Most of you come to my blog not searching for how to dye your hair with koolaid, but searching for how to get it out of your hair fast! So you've already dyed it, gotten over it, and want it gone. In order to better serve the majority of my readers, I have to get rid of this awesome dye job quickly. I want to make a post about me getting the koolaid out of my hair in (hopefully) less than a day. So good-bye, really cool hair. I hardly knew you.

I guess it's not that big of a deal. Since this took little effort, I can do it again one day. Leave your questions for me in the comments.

41 comments:

  1. How did you make it so the colors turned out like that, instead of mixing badly?

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    1. I put one color in one cup and the other color in the other cup, so they weren't like mixed together. Is that what you mean?

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  2. Yeah, but then wouldn't one side turn out one color and the other side a different color? The pic looks like they mixed awesomely

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    1. I forgot to add that I parted my hair in a zig zag and then dyed it.

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  3. How does Zig Zag parting make a difference as the two different colors? Sorry. I'm confused.

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    1. It's okay. Take some hair from one side and put it on the other side. Do this on both sides about twice. So instead of your hair having a normal part in the middle, it's zig-zagged. It makes a difference, because when you're done and your hair is dry, you will part it like normal and the colors will be mixed.

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  4. Is there an easier way to do this without zigzag parting? I can't do that... ._.

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    1. You can't get the colors on each side without taking some hair from each side and putting in on the opposite side. If you don't do that, you'll just have purple on one side and pink on the other.

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  5. How would just plain purple look in your hair i saw what u did with both of the colors but i would love to know what it looks like just purple i heard that it makes blonde hair turn green i really want to dye the end of my hair purple but am scared of doing it without making my hair a total reck. btw my hair is excatly like yours. Please help me.

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    1. I actually did a purple koolaid dip dye and posted the pictures. You can see it here: http://koolaidhair.blogspot.com/2012/05/purple-koolaid-dip-dye.html

      It doesn't turn green. Purple plus yellow (blonde) equals brown. So it looks like an auburn color, depending on how yellow your hair is. Mine is pretty yellow. If your hair is more blonde, it will be more purple. But there's no green in it.

      If you have really yellow hair and you do blue koolaid, it will look greenish.

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    2. What if you have dirty blond hair and want to put red in it? What would work best?

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    3. It depends on what shade of red you want. Each one will give you a slightly different shade of red and it also depends on exactly your hair color. I have a lot of very golden colors in my hair, so the yellow/golden messes with the color some. If the blonde in your hair is more white blonde then you will get a more "true" color.

      In my hair, tropical punch looks like the crayola crayon color called "red orange". Strawberry looks like a mixture of pink and red. Black cherry looks like a mixture of red and purple (more red than purple). But it might look slightly different in your hair.

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  6. Oh my gosh, this worked perfectly. I dip dyed my golden blonde hair blue, it looked so good! It came out completely on my first try.

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    1. Awesome. Yeah, it really works. I use it every time I dye my hair.

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  7. I have a way to dye your hair in only 5 minutes. 1. Boil water. 2. Pour water into a bowl. 3. Put the desired amount of koolaid in the bowl (or cup i suppose) 4. Dip hair in for 5 minutes. 5. Rinse and dry. Voila. Done! :D

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    1. I guess but if you boil the koolaid into the hair it will probably be harder to get out.

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  8. I have dirty blonde hair and want to put some red in it. What kind would work best?

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    1. I answered your question above :)

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  9. me and my friend want to dye our hair with koolaid just to see what it will look like my hair is dark dark brown and hers is strawberry blonde. we need it to come out pretty fast as my dad might see us or worse when we go to school and if your method doesn't work then we're stuck. should we stil do it

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    1. I can't guarantee that it will come out quickly for you. I can only share what works for me. Anytime I want to get koolaid out of my hair, I use boiling water and baking soda and it comes out. Sometimes there is still a small tint to the hair but that will come out after a few days.

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  10. How many packets of both colors do you need???????

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  11. If you want the dye to stay don't you leave it in over night for 24 hours and then wash it out

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    1. That is if you are using the conditioner method. Then, it's left in more like 8 hours. With dip dying, it lasts a while when you do it this way.

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  12. I dip dye and still have to leave it in for two days before i can rinse without a problem and I'm doing the boiling water plus Kool aid method. And I plan to redye my hair because all the color faded. Does it matter if the koolaid is sugar free or not? And what am I doing wrong when dying my hair?

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    1. Don't put sugar in the koolaid. Just get a packet of koolaid. It won't have sugar in it unless you get the canister. I don't think you are doing anything wrong. Koolaid reacts differently to different hair. Do you have extremely healthy, virgin hair? That may be the reason. If not, I have no clue other than koolaid works differently on different hair. I wouldn't use boiling water when dying though. Have you tried the conditioner method? Maybe trying other methods can help or using more packets.

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  13. I have strawberry blonde hair and I want to dip dye my hair maroon. What colors would u suggest?also how long will the color stay in my hair if I leave it?because I have heard 2 weeks but I also have heard that in blondes it stays longer.

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    1. It stays in different amounts of time for everyone so I can't tell you that. For the color, try grape.

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  14. I have light brown hair what color would work best??

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    1. Any color really. But red always shows up the brightest for everyone.

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  15. I need it out in like one day how?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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    1. Baking soda and warm water or baking soda and boiling water may work. This is what I use. When washing the baking soda out of your hair, use regular shampoo like Suave. Do not use a dandruff shampoo if you still have baking soda in your hair.

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  16. I have dirty blonde hair and would like to dip dye my hair a turquoise color with kool aid. Which flavor of kool-aid would work best? And I've heard that turquoise/ blue turns green in golden/dirty blonde hair, is that true?

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    1. Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade is the color you're looking for. It depends on how much yellow/gold you have in your hair because yellow+blue=green so the more yellow, the closer to green it will be. If you have a little bit of yellow/gold, it will probably be turquois. If you have a medium amount, it will be more teal. If you have a lot, it will be teal at first but when you wash it once, it will likely turn green. As far as I know, the green stage cannot be avoided unless you just take out the koolaid.

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  17. I have a dark brown close to black and my hair gets really tangle I want a lite brow blondish color what should. I do I need help

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  18. I have dark dark close to blak hiar I want a light bronish blond what cooliad should I mix I need help I have a lot of hair and it is very thick well nappy help me

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    1. Basically, you want to lighten your hair. Koolaid can't do that, but there are some natural products you can use. Sun-In can be found at walmart and it lightens hair. Also trying out honey for lightening. These are really the two strongest ones that you could do on your own at home. Other than that, you'd need to get it professionally lightened.

      As far as having tangled or nappy hair goes, a good quality extra virgin olive oil can help with those kind of issues. Use just a small amount and it will soak in your hair. You have to be careful with the amount though. When my hair is really dry or damaged, I put a small amount and it soaks in after a few hours and my hair is more soft after that. I try to avoid products on the "hair care" isle at the store because they usually have a lot of chemicals and filler and just a small amount of good ingredients--not enough to really help you.

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  19. I have medium brown hair. What flavor of kool aid should I use?

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    1. Any of the red/pink colors would show up really good if you are interested in that.. The other colors may show up also, but I can't guarantee. I've only tried reds in brown hair before, and it did give a nice color.

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  20. Hi... I need help really fast. I died my hair with kool aid about 4 months aha a really dark red. I have tried EVERYTHING to get it out but it just doesn't work. Not even the baking soda and boiling water. I need to get it out in a week for dance. PLEASES HELP!!!!

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    1. Hmm.. Seems I'm a little late here.

      Anyway, I have not tried another method than this because this one works so well for me. In the future, I may try more methods but this is all I've found that works right now. I don't know why it doesn't work for certain people.

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