Non-Chemical Hair Dye Method: Dip-dye Your Hair with Kool-Aid

By on July 15, 2012

If you are bored with your long hair but too scared to commit to permanent dyes, why not dye your with Kool-Aid? You read that right, dip dye your hair in Kool-Aid. You can get Kool-Aid at about SGD $7 from the Cold Storage. The process is easy you just need the following:

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  • 2 packets of Kool-Aid (I used strawberry, if you have darker hair you can choose any grape flavored powdered juice)
  • 2-3 squeezes of white colored conditioner
  • A few drops of water
  • Plastic bowl
  • Brush applicator
  • Plastic gloves
  • A cape to protect your clothes, an old t-shirt would do
  • Hair elastics
  • Plastic bags

Just for reference, my hair is dyed with Etude House’s Bubble Hair Dye in Natural Brown. I’ve also bleached the tips of my hair for highlights.

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Line your working surface with newspaper or plastic. Add the Kool-Aid, conditioner and water together until you’ve got a smooth paste.

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Divide your hair into 2 parts, as if you were to fix it in pigtails. On the ends of your hair, apply the coloring paste. I applied most of the coloring paste 2-3 inches from the ends of my hair. Repeat this on the other side. Place your hair in the plastic bag and secure with an elastic. Massage it for about 3-5 minutes. Leave it on overnight.

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The next day, rinse it water (do not squeeze it). Let it drip and air dry. When your hair has reached the damp stage, blow-dry the tips to seal in the color.
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Result: Mine was reddish brown in color because the base color of my hair is golden brown. This works best for ash blonde or ash brown hair. If your hair is dark, using a purple colored juice powder would look great!

There you have it! You’ve got sweet smelling dip dyed hair without the harmful chemicals. Color and strawberry scent should last for about 2-3 days.  Try it and let us know how well did it go. Happy dip-dyeing!

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  1. jia

    October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Hi this is really useful!thanks for sharing. Just wondering which cold storage outlet did u get ur KoolAid from?thanks!:)

    • admin

      October 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Hi dear, saw it last year in Takashimaya. You can try your luck there! =)

  2. jia

    October 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks a lot!=D

  3. jia

    October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Hi, just wondering can it work with the sweetened version of koolaid because i read reviews that it might get your hair sticky, but unfortunately i’ve only found the sweetened kind in taka. Did you also use the sweetened one? Thanks a lot once again! =)

    • admin

      October 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      Hi jia, While using unsweetened Kool Aid powder is the best choice, sweetened powder works as well. Just remember to wash it off properly.

    • kortne

      August 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      no because the sweetened one will leave your hair a sticky mess and wont be fun getting out.

  4. Sophia Lin

    October 20, 2012 at 5:55 am

    what kind of conditioner are you using? hair conditioner?

    • admin

      October 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Sophia, the normal hair conditioner that we use. =)

      • Sophia Lin

        October 21, 2012 at 8:43 am

        the conditioner that we use to wash our hair?

        • admin

          October 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

          yes the normal conditioner that we use for washing our hair.

  5. Nurul

    October 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hi, can we used kool aid sweetened one ? Because i only have that. And will it damage our hair if we use the sweetened one? This kool aid will fade in how many weeks ? . (:

    • admin

      October 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Hi Nurul, thanks for asking. Previously we mentioned that it is fine to use the sweetened one. It will not last like normal hair dye and also depends on your hair condition too. It usually last for 2 weeks or so then gently fade off.

      It is suppose to be the more healthy way to dye hair compared to those using the chemicals. Hope that helps!

  6. mary janee

    November 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Hey, may i know which cold storage you bought it in?

    • admin

      November 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Hi Mary Janee,
      You can try your luck at Takashimaya Cold Storage.

  7. Reia

    December 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Hi, can you do anything with the sweetened one to make your hair not as sticky? (I’m sorry if it seems like I’m asking the same question over and over :) )

    • admin

      December 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Reia, hmm not sure what you are referring to. Are you saying that you have tried with the sweetened one but it was very sticky?

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