Monday, May 6, 2013

Koolaid Rainbow Hair: Blue, Purple, and Pink


It's been a little while. I just dyed my hair with koolaid again. This time, I used blue, purple, and pink for a rainbow effect. It turned out just like I thought it would. You can see how the colors turned out in the picture.

This time I didn't dip dye. I did the conditioner method a.k.a. the long method, because it takes at least overnight. I will tell you how I did this.

First get the ingredients and things you'll need:

  • a paper plate
  • koolaid packets in whatever colors you want
  • white conditioner
  • a coloring brush (can be a toothbrush if you don't have an actual brush for dying hair or just use your hands, but your hands might get stained).
  • foil

Here's what I did. I got the paper plate and put three separate areas of conditioner on it. Each area of conditioner had about 2 tablespoons of conditioner. Then I added the different packets of koolaid to each separate area of conditioner and mixed them separately. When you're done, it should look kinda like one of those things that painters keep their paint on:

The colors I used are grape, watermelon, and ice blue raspberry lemonade. Keep the colors separate. Also, the brush you are seeing in the picture can be found at Sally's. It works really well for this kind of thing.

So then you want to separate the hair however you want. You can separate it equally or not. It really just depends on the look you're going for. I separated the hair into 3 equal parts. Then place the foil behind one of the sections and apply the first color. Be really careful because the koolaid will stain stuff and it might be a little runny too. You just have to use your own common sense when doing this to avoid accidents.

Make sure you get the pieces of hair in the back, not just the surface strands. Once you're finished, fold the foil up so that it won't drip out. I've seen people crumble the foil. This has got to be the dumbest thing ever. It's going to hurt really bad when you go to take it out if you ball it up like that. So fold the foil neatly and fold it several times into a little square.

Repeat this with the other colors and then wait overnight. My results look like this:

In the first picture, you can see more purple and pink. In this picture, you see more blue and pink. I'm not sure why. I guess it depends on how I braid it. If you want the colors to be more mixed, you should separate the hair into smaller pieces, like maybe 6 different sections instead of three. Hope you like it.

Also, the purple turned out pretty dark here. If you want a lighter color of purple, use less koolaid. Pour a little bit of the packet in, mix it with the conditioner, and keep doing that until you get the desired color. I used a whole packet of each color.


  1. love this my hair turned out awesome

    1. Glad to hear it. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. can you do these colors on black hair?

    1. Yes, but I highly doubt it will show up. You may want to try hair chalk instead.

  3. Is there a specific conditioner I should use, or is any okay?

    1. Any white conditioner. Try not to get a colored conditioner.

  4. This is sooooo cool!!!! I just found your blog over the weekend and dip dyed my hair teal and I LOVE IT!!!! I wanna try this next!
    So if I started the process in the morning or afternoon, how long should I leave the dye in for this?


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