When I think about Kool-Aid, I think about hot summer days as a kid in southern California. I would be playing outside with my cousins all day long and my aunt would make a fresh pitcher of Kool-Aid for us to drink. I’m sure many of you have similar memories come to mind when we talk about Kool-Aid. But did you know that you could color your hair with Kool-Aid hair color?
I remember briefly hearing about this concept a while back, but never really took the time to look into it. But now I wanted to see what it was all about and I want to teach you all about using Kool-Aid as a hair color.
How Does Kool-Aid Hair Color Work?
Kool-Aid works as a semi-permanent hair color. Semi-permanent color usually contains large and small color molecules that will mostly adhere to the outer layer of the hair shaft, while the smaller ones will penetrate into the cortex. If you bleach your hair first (which makes it porous like a sponge), your hair will absorb the color more. Developer is not needed for semi-permanent color. **Remember to only use the unsweetened packets; otherwise your hair will be a sticky mess.
How Long Does It Last?
This answer really comes down to how often you shampoo your hair. Typically, semi-permanent colors last about 4-8 shampoos, but I have read that Kool-Aid hair color can last up to a month. Every time you wash your hair, the product will run out and the color will fade out a little more.
Is It Safe For My Hair?
Absolutely. You are not changing anything structurally with your hair and not you aren’t using chemicals. All you are doing is coating the hair with a temporary dye. It will not cause any damage, unless you bleach it first.