Little One kept asking me all summer if I could dye her hair with Kool-Aid Hair Dye. She had the tips of her hair dyed at the salon back in January. Her hair was so cool! It was different shades of vibrant blues. After many months, her hair went from electric blue, to indigo, to turquoise. It faded after seven months! She decided she wanted to try dying her hair with Kool-Aid this time.
Kool-Aid Hair Dye
I watched a video I saw somewhere on Facebook where a mom did the Kool-Aid Hair Dye experiment on her kids and her niece. It really worked!
You see, I had my doubts. How could Kool-Aid dye hair?
There’s a funny story about the Kool-Aid. Kool-Aid packets are not available at all stores on Manitoulin Island. I had to hunt for these babies.
I have found them at three locations on the Island:
- Boo-Bah-Lou Candy Corner in Kagawong
- Your Dollar Store With More in Wikwemikong
- Buzwah Variety & Video in Wikewemikong
Fellow Islanders, if you find Kool-Aid at other stores on the Island, please let me know by leaving a comment in the comments section of this post. The Wiky Dollar Store has a few colours/flavours and the Kool-Aid packets are located on the counter by the cashiers. Buzwah and Boo-Bah-Lou have a more extensive selection of flavours/colours to choose from.
I had never been to Buzwah Variety & Video before. We always pass it on our way to and from Little One’s dance classes. We were told that they carried an impressive selection of Kool-Aid flavours, so we checked it out.
We don’t usually eat many sweets, but we were so surprised at the selection of confections, that I allowed the girls to each pick one treat. Hubby’s got a sweet tooth, so I picked up some sweets for him too. I got him M & M’s Crunchy Espresso, M & M’s Caramel, and Hershey’s Cherry Cheesecake. I had never seen any of those before!
Oh, right. Back to the Kool-Aid hair!
For Little One’s hair, we wanted to pick a really vibrant colour, since Little One’s hair is pretty dark. We wanted to make sure that the colour showed. We used Kool-Aid Berry Cherry on Little One’s hair. It looked pretty intense! We found the Berry Cherry Kool-Aid at Boo-Bah-Lou’s Candy Corner.
Kool-Aid Hair Dye Steps:
- I used five packets of Kool-Aid Berry Cherry and dissolved them in about 6 or 7 cups of boiling water.
- I stirred to solution and let sit for a few minutes, because I didn’t want Little One to get burnt with the scalding hot water.
- I separated the liquid into two equal parts and put them into two heat-proof cups.
- I parted Little One’s hair and separated her hair into two sections. Then I dipped each section into the cups and let sit for 20 minutes. I actually added an extra 10 minutes because Little One was worried her hair was too dark that it wouldn’t show. She wanted to let her hair soak in the Kool-Aid solution for 30 minutes.
- I removed her hair from the solution, rinsed her hair in the shower until the water ran clear.
- I blow dried her hair, and presto! It actually worked!
Little One’s tips turned into a vibrant, fiery red! I was pretty amazed!
Little One’s friends were over and wanted their hair dyed with Kool-Aid too. Don’t worry! I asked their parents for permission first!
If you try this, let me know how it turns out!
The lady in the video I watched did warn viewers that the Kool-Aid hair tends to stain and it lasts a long time. Those are some things to consider if you’re going to try the Kool-Aid Hair Dye!
Jay M says
OH wow! It turned out really well! I tried dying my hair with kool aid when I worked at a kids’ camp years ago, but it didn’t work at all. I don’t think we used enough. (This was back before we had the internet on us at all times, so we had no clue what we were doing!)
The girls look happy with the results!
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
SO ADORABLE.. sadly they discontinued the powdered kool aid. I do have a stach though
That is very cool. The kids must have been excited.