How To Dye Black Hair With Kool Aid – smartesthairstyles.com – Kool Aid is a great way to color hair without doing anything permanent. It lasts longer than hair chalk and isn’t as clunky as colored hairspray. The best part is that it’s cheap to use! While it works best on blonde or light brown hair, it can also be used on dark or black hair. Note, however, that your results won’t be as bright or vivid.
- Dip your hair
1. Know what to expect. Dye is translucent. This means that the original color shows through. Because your hair is so dark, the color will also become dark. Lighter colors like yellow or lime green are not visible.
If you want a bright, vibrant color, you should bleach your hair first. Keep in mind that bleach is permanent while dye is not.
2. Protect your workplace, your hands and your clothes. Even though Kool Aid isn’t permanent like regular hair dye, it will still stain. Cover your work surface with newspaper, a garbage bag, or a cheap plastic tablecloth. Also put on an old shirt and a pair of disposable plastic gloves.
3. Boil three cups (700 milliliters) of water. Pour 3 cups (700 milliliters) of water into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
4. Add 4 to 5 packets of unsweetened Kool Aid. Whisk the two together until the Kool Aid is completely dissolved. You can use the same Kool Aid flavor or mix flavors to create a unique shade.
Make sure you use unsweetened Kool Aid. Using the sweetened kind will make your hair sticky.
5. Divide the Kool Aid evenly between two containers. Make sure the containers are deep enough for you to dip the ends of your hair in. If the Kool Aid is very hot, allow 2 to 3 minutes to cool.
6. Tie your hair into two pigtails. Part your hair straight down the middle. Wrap a hair tie around each half of your hair, right at the nape of the neck. Place the left braid over your left shoulder and the right braid over your right shoulder. This makes it easier to dip the paint.
7. Dip your hair in the Kool Aid. Leave it there for at least 30 minutes. This may seem long, but it takes longer for the color to show up on dark hair than it does on light hair.
During this time, read a book, watch a series or movie, listen to music, chat with friends, or play games on your phone to keep yourself from getting bored.
8. Rinse your hair with cold water. When time is up, pull your hair out of color. Gently squeeze out the excess color, then rinse your hair under cold water. Do not use warm water or shampoo, otherwise the color will come out.
9 Dry and style your hair. You can dry your hair with a hair dryer or let it air dry. Some of the Kool Aid may come off first, so be careful!
- Dye all hair
1. Understand what to expect. The dye is translucent so it blends with the color underneath. When used on black hair, the color appears much darker. Lighter colors like yellow may not be visible at all.
If you want a bright, vibrant color, you might want to bleach your hair first. Note that while the Kool Aid is not permanent, the bleach is.
2. Cover your workspace and hands. Cover the counter or table where you will be working with newspaper. A garbage bag or cheap plastic tablecloth will also do. Put on an old shirt you don’t mind staining and a pair of disposable plastic gloves.
Consider covering the skin around your hairline with petroleum jelly. This helps protect your skin from stains.
3. Pour white conditioner into a container. You must use enough conditioner to fully cover and saturate your hair. This makes the color easier to apply. It will also deeply condition your hair.
Avoid using colored conditioner as it may affect the final color of the dye.
4. Stir in 4 to 5 packets of unsweetened Kool Aid. Continue stirring until the Kool Aid is dissolved and the texture and color are consistent. You can use all one flavor or combine flavors to create a unique color.
You want the texture to be thick and sticky. If it’s too thin, add more Kool Aid.
Make sure the Kool Aid you use is unsweetened or your hair will get sticky.
5. Apply the mixture to your hair. Work the mixture into your hair, starting at the roots. If you wish, you can divide your hair into sections first. Make sure to completely cover and saturate your hair with the mixture.
If you want to make streaks instead, apply the mixture to the desired area instead. Use a tinting brush for more precise application.
6. Tuck your hair under a plastic shower cap. This keeps your clothes and your surroundings clean. It also keeps the paint moist and traps the heat from your head, making the paint more effective.
If you added strips, wrap them in plastic wrap instead. This will prevent the color from staining the rest of your hair.
7. Wait overnight for the paint to set. You can leave the color on for several hours, but it would be better if you let it sit overnight instead. Another option would be to dye your hair in the morning and leave it on during the day or for about 8 to 9 hours.
8. Rinse the dye out with cold water. Use the coldest temperature you can stand and avoid using warm water or shampoo. If you use warm water or shampoo, the color may come out.