It is important to follow certain coloring steps very carefully to avoid messing it up at the last moment. The following steps will explain how to dye your hair with Kool Aid:
1. Opt for a Kool Aid flavor of your choice
There are a variety of drink mix powders available in the market. For instance, you can choose from a variety of flavors, like raspberry, cherry, strawberry and many more. Choose the flavor that has the color you would like to use. If you want your mop red, opt for strawberry! If you want blue, try blueberry or grape!
Make sure you rub enough petroleum gel on your forehead, temples, ear lobes and neck. The color will easily leave the skin after washing so don’t worry. If possible, use gloves on your hands. Place some towels somewhere near the area where you will color your luscious locks.
3. Assemble items
Shampoo, conditioner, water, a comb, a color brush, a bowl, tin foil, sandwich wrap and powder mix are required at the same place where you plan to dye your lettuce.
4. Prepare a paste
For preparing a paste, put the Kool Aid mix in a bowl. Add a few drops of conditioner. Pour water in the mixture. Make sure you make a mixture which is semi-solid in consistency. Be careful not to pour too much water or else it won’t work properly. Check the solution’s consistency before applying it on your locks.
5. Begin the process
There are two ways to color hair. Massage your scalp with the dye using your hands. The strands get colored and not a single strand is left out. The other best way is to dye plaits of hair one at a time using a color brush. After dyeing, cover it in tin foil. In case you wish to color only the lower edges or the tips of your hair and cover in small foil wraps carefully. Use a highlight wand for that procedure.
6. Use plastic sandwich wrap
Once you have dyed your furry mop, make sure you cover all the plaits using plastic wrap. Use tape to stick wrap around your hair area. Don’t remove it until the next morning. It takes time for the dye to work well. Moisture will be kept intact.
Remove the plastic wrap. Rinse thoroughly. Never use shampoo or conditioner while washing. Drain out water completely using a towel.
8. Special types
Kool Aid drink mix paste shows good results on hair styles that are already bleached or chemically straightened. Perms also give excellent results.
9. Have enough prepared
Make sure you have enough sachets to dye your hair. For long and bulky strands, 3-4 sachets are required. Make sure not to use sweetened or artificially sweetened powder mix. It might affect your hair and eyes.
10. Things to remember
Never wet your hair immediately before coloring your hair. Also, if you want best results, make sure not to wash immediately after dyeing. On wet hair, dye doesn’t work very well. Removing the color within only a few moments of applying will not give preferable results too.
Drink mix like Kool Aid is edible in nature. It doesn’t affect eyes or harm skin. However, make sure you apply the correct dyeing procedure to achieve the best appearance. You can now tell all your friends that you know how to dye your hair with Kool Aid and they’ll want to try it too!
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