Family Fun Crafts: Hair dye using Kool-Aid

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I’m sure you’ve seen it everywhere, moms with a color streak or colorful tips in their hair. When I was in college, I paid almost $200 once to get orange hair with a white stripe for my college graduation. Okay, so it was really amber color with a blonde stripe, but it was still almost $200!

A few weeks ago, we were watching TV and my boy saw a commercial for some type of hair coloring kit and the girls were making pink and blue stripes on their hair. He turned to me and asked if I wanted that hair dye for my birthday because he would like my hair to be pink. Ummm…yeah, I kinda would!

I have always thought it was cute when people had just a touch of color in their hair so I’m taking notes from my friend, Mariana from The Domestic Buzz, and her tutorial on hair dye using Kool-Aid:

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Dyeing hair with Kool-Aid… so Kool!

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®  I created a Kool Creation by dyeing my daughter’s hair with Kool-Aid drink mix and entered the Kool-Aid + Big Time Rush Contest.

When I was in high school my friends and I would dye our hair with Kool-Aid before football games. Purple, usually, as that was one of our school colors. Fast-forward 15 years, and I find myself teaching my daughter the same trick! A fun hair dye that is easy, affordable and not permanent? AWESOME!

How to dye your hair with Kool-Aid

We started off by visiting Walmart to buy Kool-Aid…

Maya already knew that she wanted red, so we grabbed a few packets of Cherry Kool-Aid. Maura wanted to try purple, so she opted for Grape.

We also added a few other Kool-Aid product to our shopping cart…

You can dye your hair with Kool-Aid in just a few simple steps!

1) Choose the color (flavor) you’d like.

2) Untangle your hair.

3) Find a bowl that you don’t mind staining and pour the contents of 2 Kool-Aid packets into it. I used 3 for Maya’s dark hair.

Find out more here…!


  1. Tara says:

    Does it matter if it’s Kool Aid Jammer ? I told my mum to buy Kool aid and She bought the Jammer one . But I really want to do it

  2. Tara C says:

    I’ve heard of this before and wanted to try it, but just assumed my hair was too dark for it to show up. My hair is darker than Maya’s, but maybe I’ll give it a try anyway! Years ago, my mom tried using Sun-In to color her hair, which is as dark as mine… apparently Sun-In + dark brown hair = pumpkin orange colored hair. She was mortified, because she was doing her student teaching at the time and had to go in to teach with orange hair!

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