Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How To Get Koolaid Out of Your Hair In 10 Minutes

I just dyed my hair with koolaid and then got it out so easily! Usually it takes up to 2 weeks to fade out of my hair naturally. I'm going to share with you how I did this. First, if you've dyed your whole head of hair, you'll need to follow a different method. You should click here to read how to do that. Now, let's take a look at the awesome dye job I just did on myself:



It was so cool. If you want to find out how to do this, click here. I was sad to have to get rid of it, but I did it for the benefit of all of you out there who want to get koolaid out of your hair fast!

*Before you do this, just know that it will dry your hair out, so you'll need to make sure you know how to deep condition your hair with extra virgin olive oil or some other deep conditioning oil.

The first thing you need to do is boil some water in a pot (enough to dip the dyed portion of your hair in). Note: I have no idea if sticking your hair in boiling water is bad for it. Once the water is at a rolling boil, you should drop in a tablespoon of baking soda. It will fizz up so just keep that in mind. I didn't know it was going to do that and it scared the crap out of me.

Then you should take it off of the heat and place it on the counter by the sink. Dip your hair into the pot of  baking soda water. You'll hear some fizzy noise, the water will turn red (or whatever color you dyed your hair) and then it's gone. Just like that. I continued to dip my hair in the water for about a minute just to make sure I got it all out. **Leave your hair in the baking soda water for less than 30 seconds. This should be enough time to get it all out.

Pour the water into the sink, rinse the hair off and that's it. I still can't believe it was so fast and easy. Here is a picture of my hair after removing the koolaid today:


My hair looks kinda bad here because for some reason it got extremely tangled after doing the baking soda thing. I put some conditioner in it so that's why it looks kind of stringy. Instead of leaving it alone, I tried to fight with it so now I have a boat load of new split ends. I was already needing a trim...

Be careful with your hair after you do this. Also, try not to do this a lot of times. It may or may not be damaging to your hair.

*Edit* Maybe it would be a good idea to actually wash your hair after rinsing out the baking soda. I have been informed that some shampoos may chemically react with baking soda. I have used regular Suave when washing out the baking soda with no problem. I'm still alive. Someone mentioned that if you use Head N Shoulders or dandruff shampoo while baking soda is still in your hair, there could be a bad reaction.

If you haven't dyed your hair yet, do a strand test and test this out before doing all of your hair. I'm only sharing that my experience was extremely positive when I did this and I can't see why it wouldn't work for everyone. That said, just because it worked so well for me and didn't damage my hair DOES NOT mean it will be the same for you. You are doing this at your own risk and keep that in mind. There are definitely other ways of getting koolaid out of hair. You don't necessarily have to do it this way if you don't think it's a good idea.

So anyway, there you go. How to get koolaid out of your hair in 10 minutes. It works. Try it. Write your questions in the comments area.

218 comments:

  1. thank you i have rehersals for a show and i want to dye my hair so thank you so much for this help
    i am only 14and i have never dies my hair before and i am scared it wont come out. thank youe help.

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    1. You're welcome! If you're really worried, do a strand test first before doing all of your hair, but it should come out with no problem. I didn't have any problems. It was out instantly.

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    2. thank you so much i needed my kool aid out right away cause i messed up and it worked

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    3. You're welcome. Now dye it again lol.

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    4. How long should I leave my ends in the pot full of baking soda??

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    5. The least amount of time possible. Less than 1 minute.

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    6. it worked it worked.! thank you so much

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    7. should come out the first time you do it? Or do you have to do it multipule times?

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    8. Thank you so much I needed this!

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    9. Hey! I dyed the ends my hair blue at the beginning of June for summer break.But tommorow I have school ID photos to take and I will be practically killed by my principal if I don't get this out today. *help* So does this work on light brown hair with blue highlights?

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    10. Yea it should work even better for you because your hair isn't so light.

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  2. Oh thank god this actually worked. I love you. Asdfghjl

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    1. Awesome! Yeah, it should work for everyone who tries it.

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  3. mine is not coming out and my parents dont know and im really stressed. anything else i can do?

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    1. Are you sure you did it right? I mean, there's no way that this doesn't work. Did you make sure there was enough baking soda? Put like 2 tablespoons in the water. And was the water bubbling hot? I just can't accept that this didn't work. Even if you just use warm water and baking soda, it still works. It takes longer, but it works.

      If you did a dip dye, put your hair in a bun hiding the dipped portion with a scrunchie while around your parents and keep me updated. Seriously try again.

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  4. ive re tried it for like the 6th timr now and my ends are still red

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    1. I did red and purple on my hair, it was very dark, and it came out instantly. My hair is really light and was extremely damaged at the time. Like 4 inches at least of split ends, meaning it's harder to come out.. And it still came out instantly. Sorry. I'm trying to be helpful, but I don't think I can believe you.

      If you're really serious, buy some dye remover at the store, but like I said, it's hard to believe you. You gotta be trolling me.

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    2. Oh, another thing you can do is mix baking soda with clarifying shampoo and wash the dyed portion of your hair in warm water. Again, there's no way it won't come out unless you didn't use koolaid. Did you bleach your hair before or something?

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    3. Will it still work if my hair was bleached before I dyed it?

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    4. I guess. I've never bleached my hair, so I can't say for sure.

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    5. Ok, thanks.

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  5. Im going to try this because i died my hair with kool aid and my mom never found out and im getting my hair done for my birthday on saturday and i dont want her to find out i hope it works on me

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    1. Come back and tell what happens, because I know it works.

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    2. Why would i be troing u? Like im dead serious. My hair is blonde, i used red koolaid on the ends and it didnt come out. If u dont believe then go ahead but im dead serious soo ya. But thanks!

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    3. It's just hard to believe because our hair isn't made differently, the koolaid we used isn't made differently, and the baking soda and water isn't different... so what's the difference? It should have worked.

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    4. Another thing you can try is to put baking soda on your dry hair and then pour vinegar over that part of the hair. Just don't get it in your eyes and condition your hair afterwards. People do this to clean their hair of build-up.

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    5. if its your birthday and it still isnt out, tell your mom she souldnt be mean beacuse it your birthday!

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  6. Hey im the anon who said that i needed out by saturday and didny behind her moms back lol i just did it and it worked all of it is pretty much out i wsh i knew about this method 2 summers ago :/ but now i do so when i do it again ill know what to use thank you so much for your advice!

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    1. Awesome. See, I knew that it worked because it worked for me too. It's like magic. And idk why your parents wouldn't approve of it. You are only staining your hair. Regular hair dye goes into the hair and changes the molecular structure so it damages hair. Koolaid only stains the outside of your hair. It's harmless.

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    2. What do u do if it left ur hair really dried?

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    3. Always use food grade oils to give moisture to your hair. Hair "moisturizing" products like conditioners, serums, and masks always have chemicals in them. Extra virgin olive oil (the kind you cook with) is one of the best things for bringing back moisture and vitamin E for the hair. Just put some on your hair at least a few hours before you wash it and you'll have better looking, smooth hair.

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  7. I did this and most of it came out but there are still some parts that are kinda like a light pinkish. I was wondering if that will stay in there or will it eventually wash out?

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    1. It will eventually wash out, but you can try this again. It may be that your hair is thick and not all of it got wet.

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  8. Is there another way I can get the pinkish part out of my hair because the baking soda and the water really dried up my hair??

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    1. Yeah it did the same thing to my hair. What you can do is go ahead and do it, but wash your hair good afterwards and use a good conditioner. Maybe a leave-in conditioner or some type of oil like extra virgin olive oil on the ends. The girls at the Long Hair Community use that for deep moisturizing and they know what they're talking about. If your hair really needs the oil, it will soak it up after it's been on your hair for some hours.

      Other than that, I haven't tried many of the other methods of getting koolaid out of hair just because this one worked so well, I don't think the other methods compare.

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  9. Hey there! I've been wanting to try the kool aid dip dye method for a while now, but before I do, I have a couple of questions. My hair is naturally reall light blonde at the from and then it fades to a light brown towards the back of my head. What color would look the best? I wanted it to last from 2-4 weeks, so which method (cold or boiling water) could make that happen? Thanks for the tips to take it out above! I'm a klutz so now I have a back up if it goes wrong! PLEASE REPLY��

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    1. You can't predict how long it will last. You can make it last longer by not washing your hair as much. You can make it go away faster by trying what I wrote here. But there's no way to know for sure until you try. I would tell you to take a small section of hair and try the color you want to try and see what it looks like on you. Then, use the method above to try to get it out and see what happens. This is to make sure it will work for your hair.

      Come back and post a comment when you're done.

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  10. I have brown/blonde hair and i used cherry kool-aid to dye my hair. But i did it at the end if july and its still there! And it barely faded! I want it out Asap so will this definatly work??

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    1. I don't see why it wouldn't work. And it shouldn't hurt your hair except for maybe drying it out a little. Nothing conditioner can't fix.

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  11. Hey hey hey!!! It's me, the girl who posted on the 25th! I tried out purple dip dye in my hair and the results are very nice:) its a red/purple/brown color that I'm sure will fade to a nicer color!!! First I boiled water then put it into two bowls. After I tied my hair in pigtails leaving the desired dipped length, I held it in the bowls after mixing in the kool aid for 8 minutes. After taking it out, I combed through it, scrunched it into a towel then blow dried it. I love the results and thank you so much for the tips. It turned out great!! Thanks - I'll be back in one week to post how it fades!:)

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    1. Purple looks the exact same color in my hair. I've never tried a shorter time than 30 minutes. I'm going to try doing it in 10 minutes and see if I get the same results as I do with 30 minutes. It would be nice to speed up the process. Thanks for that tip. Oh, but you didn't rinse yours with water when you were finished. You let the koolaid dry in your hair? That may be the reason it worked in such a short time.

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  12. Yes, then I washed it the day after.

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    1. I see.. I've never tried it like that before. Pretty soon I'm going to dye my hair again, peach mango something or other. I can't remember the name of the flavor. It's going to be a red-orange.

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    2. Sounds cool. I've got some bad news:(. My mom hates the color so she's making me take it out:( thanks again for the method above, other wise I woould be dead. I had to repeat this process 3 times to get it out though. But it does work!

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    3. Interesting that your mom doesn't like YOUR hair so she makes you change it, although you like it. I'm trying to see how this affects her at all and why she would feel the need to control your hair color to that extent.

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    4. She's my mom. What boss says, I do. She likes how red looks so I'm going to try that instead.

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    5. Red looks good on most people's hair. I love the way my hair looked when I did tropical punch (above). I'm going to dye my hair again very soon.

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  13. my daughter dipped her hair for ten minutes last night and I need to get the cherry kool aid out ASAP! her hair is light brown..will the baking soda bleach her hair?

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    1. It shouldn't. It didn't bleach mine. There's nothing in baking soda that lightens hair unless you add something to it. I just used regular baking soda from Walmart.

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    2. I thank you for your blog bc it helped alot. Most of the red is out after following your instructions 5 times with the baking soda. The ends are still pink (and dry) and I think we both learned a lesson from this.

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    3. I don't see why it didn't get it all out. Maybe you should try diluted vinegar and baking soda. About having dry ends, put some extra virgin olive oil on the ends (just a little) and it should soak into the hair and help a lot with that. Put the hair in a bun because you don't want grease stains everywhere.

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    4. Don't mix Head and Shoulder's and baking soda! It makes really strong hair bleach. The fumes can kill you!

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    5. Interesting, I hadn't heard that before. I never told anyone to mix the two. These are two separate suggestions to try at different times, but I'll make the wording a little more clear because I know people skim around articles and don't read very well.

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  14. Hey guys, I dyed my hair light orange yesterday. It was supposed to turn red-orange. So I used this method to get the koolaid out and it came out with one try. I'm not sure why some people are having to do this multiple times.

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  15. hey I've dip died my blonde hair with boiling water consecutively for a few months and this method isn't working... Should I keep at it or just wait for it to wash out?

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    1. Is your hair bleached or natural? If your hair is dyed blonde or bleached blonde, then I'm not sure if this will work for you. I would say wash with Head & Shoulders every day. Someone wrote that as a comment on one of my other posts, so maybe it will work for you. It's supposed to have something in it that strips dye from your hair.

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    2. I also tried washing with shampoo mixed with baking soda (didn't work.) I'm a natural blonde... I saw somewhere to try dish or laundry detergent, would you suggest that?

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    3. You can try dish soap I guess, just deep condition your hair a lot afterwards. I don't know about laundry detergent. I wouldn't do that.

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  16. I used a fruit punch dye and I absolutely hated it..I tried all sorts of vinegar and nothing would work. I took like 5 showers just today and that didn't help either. I look on the Internet and this blot popped up and I just got done and its all out of my hair! Thank you for your advice!!

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    1. You're welcome. Tropical punch is one of my favorite hair dyes that I've done so far. Yeah, actually I was getting ready for something the other day and I forgot that I had dyed my hair and I was about to get in the shower. I saw that my hair was still pink and I used this method and it worked like it always does. I'm not sure if it's bad for your hair to dip it in boiling water, but it does the job.

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  17. hey i dont have baking soda can i use baking powder instead?

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    1. I've read some stuff about the difference between baking soda and baking powder. Baking powder is supposedly just baking soda with some type of acid added to it. As far as cleaning goes (which is basically what you are doing to your hair when you do this), it should work the same in theory. I haven't tried it, so I can't say what it does. If you decide to, let me know if it worked the same way.

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  18. I did it just a couple minutes ago and a lot of it came out but not all
    thank you it was a lot of help.

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    1. I'm not sure why it didn't all come out. It should have. I never have problems. Maybe you didn't soak all of your hair.

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  19. Thanks this helped a lot! But one side of my hair is still pinkish.... (by the way i'm blonde). Is there anything else I can do?

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    1. Sometimes my hair keeps a slight pink tint that isn't very noticeable. It does always go away after a couple of washes though so I don't worry about it.

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  20. I just tried this and it only came out a bit!do you think if I mixed baking soda with some conditioner and put it in the died part for a bit, that it would help when I get in the shower to rinse it out???

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    1. You can keep trying to fade it with shampoo. I don't think fading it with conditioner is going to do much. Conditioner doesn't strip the hair of anything, it only coats the hair.

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  21. i have dark brown hair will my hair become lighter if i do this baking soda thing?

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    1. I haven't heard of baking soda lightening hair. I know that it gets rid of build-up that could have been there for a long time, so the hair may appear to be lighter, but it's really just cleaner? Hair tends to look darker when it has build-up.

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  22. thank you very much this worked really well.

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    1. you're welcome. glad it worked for you.

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  23. Back in october I dyed the ends of my hair red with the kool aid. I then had two job interviews I had to do and found out after I dyed my hair. No problem I thought. I'll just dye my hair darker with store hair dye. The red turned to a deep burgundy with the brown. It looked pretty and was tolerable by both of my employers. Today I tried to go blonde and all it did was lighten the red so it almost looks as if i didn't do anything to it. My question is would this work even I've dyed my hair? I'm so ready for this red to be gone =[ lol.

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    1. So you are trying to only take the red out or take both the red and brown out? You can try it. Since you dyed your hair with store hair dye, you may want to try head & shoulders shampoo also to try to get it out. It may work, but I can't say for sure. Since the red has been there for 3 months, I'm not sure why it hasn't faded yet except that something may have happened when you dyed your hair with the brown that kept the red in as well.

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    2. Yes I just want the red out. I know my hair was pretty badly fried and dead with the ends I dyed but I finally got my hair cut and cut a lot off yesterday. That may explain why it's still keeping color. I'll try the baking soda dip and let you know the results. I'm ok If it strips the blonde I just did. My fiance doesn't like it and wants my brown hair back lol.

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    3. That may have something to do with it, but I've dyed my hair with koolaid and it had a lot of damage on the ends and it still came out. Try it and see if it works. It shouldn't get rid of the blonde. Baking soda only takes off surface dyes. When you lighten your hair, you are actually changing the inside structure of the hair so it's kind of a permanent change until you dye it again or cut if off.

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  24. It worked like a charm!!!! Thank you so so much. It is finally gone!!! And it didn't strip the blonde or anything. It made no difference that my hair was colored in case people ask in the future =]

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    1. Cool. Thanks for updating everyone. Glad it worked.

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  25. Thank you so much for this! I've done kool aid tips a couple times now ( I have blonde hair ). The first time was my favorite; I used Dark Cherry and Purple and it came out maroon. But recently when I redid my tips... I sneezed when my hair was being dipped and ended up with an awkward stripe effect on the right side--- Going to try this out tomorrow thanks a ton

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    1. Lol. I've never sneezed while I was doing it, but I usually dip once a little more than what I'm going to dye just to give it a natural look instead of a blunt line. When it's done, it looks like it gradually fades into the darker color.

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  26. I have brown hair and i dyed it with cherry kool aid and it's not coming out

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    1. Yeah I tried it 3 times and the ends are still red and very dry

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    2. Idk. It always works for me and plenty of other people. You should be conditioning your hair afterwards because baking soda will try your hair out.

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    3. Also, try vinegar and baking soda or Head & Shoulders shampoo. I've heard it works.

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    4. I want to let you know that these are two different methods:

      Vinegar and Baking Soda

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      Head & Shoulders shampoo.

      Don't mix the two. Just pick one to try.

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  27. I died the bottom of my hair in like mid july. And its still in. I've tried so much stuff. I'm taking exams this week so I'm going to try this method over the weekend. But do you know any reason why it would stay in this long. Because my friend and I did it at the same time and hers has been out since like end of august

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    1. I haven't dyed or bleached my hair ever. It was completely healthy when I did this. I'm about to try it today and see if it comes out. If now I'll try your other methods

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    2. Also do you just put vinegar and baking soda in your hair or how do you do that?

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    3. Don't wet your hair. Put baking soda in your dry hair on the koolaid part. Then lean over a sink or the shower and pour vinegar over that part. Just try not to get any of this in your eyes. It will work better if you only dyed the ends of your hair. It will create a reaction and fizz up. Let it continue to fizz and pour more vinegar. Once it stops, rinse it out and condition because your hair will probably dry out from this.

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  28. Will the baking soda bleech your hair?

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    1. Baking soda doesn't bleach hair. It removes build-up. For someone who has a lot of build-up (they use hair spray and synthetic materials on their hair) they may see that the color of their hair lightens a little after using baking soda. Their hair didn't actually lighten though. That's IS the natural color of their hair without all that built up crap on it.

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  29. omg thanx so much! i tried to dye my hair blue but it turned out green on my brown hair and it was ok at first but then some of it came out and it looked really ugly and wouldn't come out i even tried my baby bro's smoothers shampoo! thanx again this really worked!!!

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    1. When most people try to dye their hair blue, it will turn out greenish. I think the way to fix it is to mix purple and blue and then dye your hair. I'm not sure though. I still have to try it.

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  30. OMG!! THANK YOU!! I have had red koolaid in my hair since November and this got it out! Thank u so much <3

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  31. You are a life saver! Now, when I get bored with a color, or I have to do something that does not allow me dyed hair, I don't have to fret! I have dirty blonde hair, so i'm so happy I discovered kool aid! But it kinda makes you think about what we drink these days lol. Your hair is pretty btw!

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    1. Yeah koolaid is just flavored sugar water with dye in it. Doesn't sound too great, huh? A lot of people just don't think about what they are actually putting into their bodies (or what they are giving to their kids). And you're welcome.

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  32. I just dip dyed my hair blue on one side and purple on the other and they fade in the back, I totally messed up the colors though, i want it out and if i do the bakingsoda thing will it serously mess up my hair???

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    1. My hair didn't get messed up so why would yours?

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  33. I dip died my hair purple during summer in 2012, it faded to a redish color over time. I then died my whole head to a lighter blonde than I already had in October. The red color became lighter but its still in my hair. The light blonde dye was a temporary dye and said it would come out in 27 washes. It is February now and my roots look terrible and I don't think they are supposed to look this way. Plus the red is still in. Do you think this will help if I put it all over my head?

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    1. When you koolaid your hair, you stain the surface. When you lighten your hair, you change the chemical structure of the inside of the hair. Baking soda can get koolaid out but it can't do anything along the lines of getting blonde out.

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    2. Go see a professional licensed cosmetologist!!!

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  34. I want to dip dye my hair but I'm a redhead my hair is like a strawberry blonde but with natural blonde in light brown streaksI want to do a purple but I don't know how it will turn out any suggestions?

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    1. Yeah, my hair is pretty much the same color. It looks lighter in the photos, but it's more like a medium blonde with red. Unless you have bleached hair, purple will look auburn brown in your hair. I have a picture of my hair after dip dying it purple. It's on this blog. The post is called Purple Koolaid Dip Dye I think. It looks auburn in my hair. The reason is because the yellow in your hair will mix with purple and turn it brown.

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  35. We used grape kool aid and the hair turned green! WTH! I am hoping this baking soda will work. Green isn't exactly what we were looking for.

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    1. LOL how is that even possible? That's not possible.

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  36. This is crap. It does NOT work

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    1. Actually, it works. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to dye my hair with koolaid so many different colors, so many times in a row. Maybe it didn't work for you, but that's YOU. Maybe you did it wrong.

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  37. please help me i have red koolaid in my hair and i did it twice and i boiled the water. on March 17, i have to go to my cousins confirmation and i need to get the red dye out!

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    1. If it didn't work, I'm sorry. This is what I do.

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  38. Thanks so much! i was at a friend's house and i dyed my hair with KoolAid, thinking my mom would like it. But, of course, she hated it and said that if it didnt wash out soon she would cut all of the red off! After a week, it still wasnt out so i looked up ways to wash it out, and this came up. It didnt fully work, so i washed my hair and that did it!

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    1. You're welcome. I don't understand these people complaining that it doesn't work. It's not like their hair is any different than yours or mine. The baking soda gets out most of it and usually there is some pink tint left. After a couple of washes, that comes out and it's like I never dyed it.

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  39. so you soak it in the baking soda water for 10 min?

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    1. Please don't do it for 10 minutes. It's probably not good for your hair. Do the least amount of time you can do until the color is gone and just wash out any remaining color. Mine usually has a slight pink stain left on the hair that 2 washes gets out easily.

      Even dipping for 1 minute might be a stretch. The color almost instantly comes out, so no need to do this for more than a few seconds.

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    2. Oh, I see why you said 10 minutes. Because of the title of the blog post. No, I was actually counting the time it takes to get the water hot enough to actually do it.

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  40. Thank you!!!! I haven't tryed it yet but I hope it works....

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    1. It always works for me. That's all I can say. It should work for others too if it works for me. Post again if you read this and it worked.

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  41. Hi im 12 and I found out about all of this stuff on my own stop complaining to her also if you wash your hair for 20 minutes within the first 24 hours it comes right out

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    1. Thanks. Most people have said positive things. I honestly have no idea why this wouldn't work for anyone. All hair is made of the same stuff. All baking soda is made of the same stuff. All water is made of the same stuff. And all koolaid is made of the same stuff.

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  42. I've had the Kool Aid in my hair for 6 months now. I've tried everything. I've tried this and it didn't work either. Any suggestions? And please don't tell me I didn't do it right. I boiled water and let the red soak for minutes. I've used clarifying shampoos and everything. What should I do? And it's not just your average tips. My mom accidentally died half my head, so I look like an idiot. It's about 6 inches.

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    1. You probably should have done a strand test first. I can't really help you if this suggestion didn't work. This is the only way I've tried getting it out. Since it worked so well, I never used a different way.

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  43. My hair is really really thin and it falls out easily. Should I even dye my hair? Please help

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    1. First of all, you can change that. I used to have thinner hair and my hair has thickened up since I started using unrefined virgin coconut oil on it, especially the scalp. It keeps your hair from falling out as much. That, and avoid using heat or chemicals on your hair and you will probably see an improvement.

      About the koolaid: If you have to bleach your hair first, I'd say no unless you want even thinner hair with more breakage. There's always hair chalk and even some people have gotten things like Manic Panic to show up on darker hair (assuming your hair is dark, that is).

      If you don't have to lighten your hair and you'd only be putting koolaid on it, there shouldn't be a problem. The most it ever did was make my hair a little dry which can be fixed with extra virgin olive oil. If you have a concern, just dye a small strand and see if your hair got dried out from it or not. You could also use the conditioner method instead of the dip dye method and this should combat any drying effect that the koolaid might have.

      And for real, take into consideration the unrefined virgin coconut oil. It has really made my braid about 1/3 thicker!

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  44. Hi, I am considering kool aiding my hair. However my mom is concerned it won't look good because my hair is fine and dirty blonde. I was going to put in a bluish/turquoise color. I don't know much about kool aiding hair, so plz excuse my cluelessness. But I was wondering if it were to damage my hair, if it would look good, and how strong the color would b. Plz answer! thx

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    1. Just get her to let you do a strand test. Blue always turns out a teal color in my hair because of the golden tones. It really depends on what color your hair is. It doesn't damage hair. You can look at my post on how I dyed my hair blue to find out what it looked like for me.

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  45. Ok, thank u 4 the help! I will let my mom know. Thx!

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  46. And um, btw, I tried the link u attached but it wouldn't work. (I'm the one who asked on April 13th at 11)

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    1. I can try to make it a link in this comment. You can also highlight it, copy, and paste into the area at the top of the screen where you usually type in websites and it will go to it. Let me see if I can make it a link here did this work

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    2. Yeah it worked. Just click that area where I typed "did this work" and you'll see the picture of the blue koolaid dyed hair.

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  47. This saved my life! I dip-dyed my hair orange 3 weeks ago and I thought this would be a 1 week thing since I was on spring break but it turned into something else and I thought it started looking trashy. well I have picture day in 3 days and I was looking and I found this and I've done this 2 time (because the first time it flipped over. haha) but it has brought back my platinum blonde an there is only a little orangish color left. and I figure I can do this again tomorrow and this will come out. I just want to thank you so much! (my mom says thanks too. ha)

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    1. That happens. All you should do is just wash with plain Suave shampoo and get that last tint out. It happens to me a lot and it comes out pretty easy.

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  48. I still can't get mine to come out :/ I'm worried because I've tried baking soda and its been in for 2 months..

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    1. I don't know. This is what I do. Some colors are harder to get out, so all you can really do is try to let it fade now.

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  49. Hey :) I dunno if you will be able to tell but will this method work for brunettes aswell? It's just a lot of blonde and light haired people have commented and I was curious to know whether it will work easier or not? X

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    1. Yea, it shouldn't matter your hair color. It will actually be harder for light haired people to get it out because it shows up more in their hair. You should have no problems.

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  50. Thanks sooo much! I am just about to dye my hair, but my school doesn't allow it. Just wanted to know if there was a method to getting it out in case I get in trouble...but yeah, THANKS

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  51. I am a Mom who not only allowed the koolaid dye, but did it for my 16 year old - She has been sick of it for 2 weeks and nothing we tried (Traditional hair dye remover "Oops", dish detergent etc) worked. As soon as the baking soda hit the water, the water turned red from the koolaid leaving her hair! Thank you!!

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  52. I just did this yesterday and my ends are totally FRIED. They feel like straw now i need a haircut. :(

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    1. They aren't fried. You have to wash your hair a few times to get the baking soda out. Until it's all out, your hair will feel like straw.

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    2. And of course baking soda will dry your hair so you have to condition it with extra virgin olive oil afterwards too.

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  53. Did you dip dye your hair with boiling kool aid. I haven't tried your method. Yet

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    1. No. There's no reason to. Warm water is good enough. You get the same color.

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  54. I died my hair with Kool aid a few months ago and right after i did it i absolutely hated it!And so did my parents!I tried everything even lemon juice...Anyways im really excited about this and im going to do it tomorrow.Good bye Red tips!You wont be missed!

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    1. Hope it works. It always works for me anyway. That's all I can say.

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  55. what if i want it out in like a week. since i have blonde hair what will happen is there a certain color i should use? my mom is a little stressed about letting me do it.i dont want to prove her wrong about her decision like i said only a few days though how should i do it

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    1. Dye it like normal and do this on the day you want it out. It will fade a little during the week as you wash it. If you want to make sure you don't make your mom mad, do a strand test first and make sure you can get it out. I don't know why but some people have a harder time getting it out. Maybe they use boiling water when they dye it. I'm not sure, because it always comes out for me.

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  56. I dyed one strand all the way up to my head, and I don't want to burn myself in anyway. What should i do? D:

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    1. Sometimes mine fades out just by washing it. It can take a month though. If you used Watermelon Cherry, it might not fade well. I had a hard time getting that out of my hair for some reason, but it's the only color that wouldn't fade for me with regular washing. Just wash your hair each day but don't expect it to come out quickly.

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  57. YOU ARE MY HERO. I cried for like 10 mins. straight about how bad my dip dyed Kool-Aid hair was. I out up way to haigh and it was un-even and a mess. YOU SAVED MY HAIR. c': I wanna hug you. <(^_^)>

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    1. You're welcome. That can happen if you dip dye on one side and aren't careful. The best way to prevent it is to part your hair down the middle and then put the two separate ends in the koolaid.

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  58. Haha thanks, I did it four times for like 5 minutes each so I wouldnt damage my hair. You are the best, I've been trying to get this crap outn of my hair for FOREVER!! You're the best<33

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    1. You're welcome, but why did you do it for 20 minutes??? That's a long time to keep your hair in boiling water. In the post, I explain to leave your hair in it for no more than 1 minute. The reason it's called "How to get koolaid out of your hair in 10 minutes" is because I factored in the time it takes for water to go from room temp to boiling. So from the time you start heating the water up to the time you get the koolaid out, it takes about 10 minutes. I hoped that people would read the post and know that. I don't want anyone melting their hair off like that one girl on Youtube.....

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  59. I just dyed my blonde hair with purple kool aid on the tips and I was wondering if I keep it in for longer, will it come out easier? Or harder? I need it out for my year end dance at my school in June and I will try this method!

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    1. The color will be the strongest when you first dye it. So after washing it one time, my hair fades quite a bit. The more it fades on its own, the easier it is to get it out when you want to. So to answer your question, it should be easier to get out if you leave it in longer and let it fade some.

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  60. I really want to do a pink and purple but like from the ends its purple/maroon and it fades into pink as it goes up.. Anyway, my mom says she doesnt think she will let me do it because she already bought blue hair chalk to do like a single highlight.. But the chalk wont work for dip dyng plus it washes out fast.. Any suggestions on how i can convince her? Also im 15 and its my hair.. But she still says no :/

    Another question is i have dark dirty blonde or light brown hair. Do you think pink and maroon would work? Or would it turn out bad?

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    1. She probably wants you to do the chalk because it's less permanent. I'm just guessing. But koolaid doesn't have to be permanent either. Dye a really small part, like 1/2 an inch at the bottom and then try to get it out. If you can get it out, you have a good chance of being able to get it all out later. I haven't had problems getting koolaid out of my hair, but for some reason some people have. Maybe if you can show her that it comes out easily, she will let you do it. If that's not the reason she's not letting you do it, Idk why else. Maybe she just likes the color blue. Regardless red, pink, or purple would look better in your hair. I'm not sure how blue would look exactly on your hair color.

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    2. Oh, I forgot you were talking about blue chalk. Of course it would show up in your hair just fine because it's chalk. But blue koolaid is another story. I think it would end up turning dark blue but that's just a guess.

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    3. If you do get your mom to let you do the koolaid to your hair, do not put your hair in the koolaid while its hot. it will stay in for MONTHS. thats whats happending to me . its been a month and the baking soda thing took away 3/4 of it! You should show your mom statments of people who hafe done it to their hair and the effects. As a matter of fact, you could show her this website.

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    4. I definitely try to tell people not to use boiling water when dying their hair with koolaid because it's the dumbest idea ever. You'll get your hair colored with warm water. There is no reason to take it to an extreme. A lot of people do use boiling water though and then not even this can help them much after that.

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  61. people r saying tht red dye doesnt come out :( I have dark brown hair and I want to do red will it come out? BTW I havent done it yet?

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    1. I can't guarantee anything. All I can do is say that it comes out of my hair. Do a test on a small area of hair. Like 1/4 inch at the bottom so you can cut it off if it doesn't work.

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  62. I really wanna try dying my tips red but me & my mom are scared it wont come out . Is there any way it will come out just by washing my hair ?

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    1. You can try, but it may not all come out. Most of the time I have been able to let my hair fade with just washing but there are some colors that just don't want to ever come out like Watermelon Cherry was one of those colors that just stayed in for a long time.

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  63. ok so I have bleach blonde hair, and I dyed my tips using kool aid, will it come out using this method

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    1. It may or may not. It's different for everyone. I can only speak for myself and it always comes out for me.

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  64. , I have very curly light Brown hair and used the blue koolaide dye.. I tried your method and it faded it a ton... but I only used one package of not half and.my tips are still blue but it did fade a ton thanks so.much for the help!

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    1. You're welcome. A lot of times there is still a stain left on the hair that will gradually fade over time and soon you won't even notice it there.

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  65. Hi! I'm planning to dye my hair with kool aid and I asked my older sister how long does it stay in and she said some people at her school dyed their hair at the beginning of the year and it stayed in till the end of the year. Is that possible? Or would have to re-dye it at some point? Oh and if I dyed my hair and didn't use this method would it still come out? Just a thought :P

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  66. All I can do is tell you what it does to my hair. I can't know for sure what it will do in your hair. For some reason, it's different for everyone. I'd say a lot of people have had success getting it out of their hair with this method.

    For me, it fades a lot after 1 wash. And from there, it slowly fades over the course of 1-2 weeks and sometimes takes up to a month to come out. But I wash my hair everyday. For people who don't wash their hair everyday, it will take even longer. It will be different for everyone. The only way to know is to dye a small piece and test it out.

    I think it is possible for it to stay a long time. I don't know if it can stay up to a year. You will likely have to re-dye because it does fade a lot and it will end up being a very light version of what it once was when you first dyed it.

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  67. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It worked on my daughter's hair like a charm!!

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    1. Awesome. Another success story.

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  68. How long do I leave my hair in it?

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    1. As little time as possible. Preferably less than a minute. Maybe 30 seconds.

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  69. Can i use baking powder?

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    1. Their similar, but baking powder has some extra ingredients. I have no idea. Do so at your own risk.

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  70. Omg it actually worked! Thanks your a life savor

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  71. i had purple in my hair and then it faded so yesterday me and my friends put blue koolaid in my hair and it looked bad.. we didn't know how to get it out so my friend put two packs of red in a pot to cover up the blue... i am going to try to get it out... do you think it will work with all that koolaid and the dark dark red cuz my hair is blond!! and i want my hair back lol

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    1. All you can do is try it out. It works for me. That's all I can say.

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  72. Oh my gosh thank you so much! This was a huge help!!!!

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  73. It's not all coming out for me. The first time I did it, it didn't come out at all, but I think that was because the water wasn't completely boiling. The second and third times, the water was tinted pink. The fourth time it didn't come out at all. It's definitely faded after doing this, but it hasn't come out completely, which is what I wanted. Do you have any suggestions?

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  74. Tried it again on a different section. I only did it once because we ran out of baking soda. Pretty much the same results; the water was pinkish and my color faded a little.

    I'm blond and used strawberry flavor.

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  75. I have bright pink on my ends. I didn't use koolaid on my hair, I use actual hair dye. It is simi permanent and I want it out before school. I have been using clarifying shampoo and it hasn't done anything to it. Do you think I could try this method or does it only work on koolaid dip dye hair?

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    1. I'm sure that it will work. If only the surface of your hair it dyed, it might work.

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  76. Hi! I have green red and purple in my hair and the colors are right beside each other on like one side of my head. Is it okay if I just do it all at once or should I do it separately?

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    1. You can do it all at once. You'll probably notice that some colors come out faster than other colors.

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  77. This is great! Thank you so much(: I personally had to do it twice. I changed out the water. That might help you some people ! (my hair is light brown with natural blonde highlights & I had dark red+purple in my hair)

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  78. does it work on brown hair?!?!?!?!

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  79. omg !thank you so so sooo much !!!!!! ive been looking for answers to get it out; my hair is the exact same color as yours & i did the exact same color so it looks just like yours and my first day of school is tomorrow & they've already said somethin bout it
    -_- but thank you so much for the help!!!!!!

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    1. Sorry you had to let go of your pretty hair dye because of stupid school rules.

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    2. i know right ? they always got somethin smart to say.

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  80. Thank you so much!! I koolaid dyied my hair red but school is about to start and I needed it to go away! But it made my hair soooooooooooo DRY!! How can I make it back to normal?!?!

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