Social Question

Akame009's avatar

Koolaid Hair Dye?

Asked by Akame009 (228points) June 4th, 2018

So, I have hair down to my hips and it’s extremely thick. The last time I dyed it half of my hair died from the chemicals. So I was wondering if anyone has used Koolaid hair dye and if it hurt their hair? Any advice?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

5 Answers

Patty_Melt's avatar

I used it. It worked fine for me the first time. The next time I had lots of breakage, but I’m not sure if it was the dye, or the bleach. I’m a brunette, was hoping for a nice, natural looking orange. I used spray on sun treatment to bleach my hair. The second time I got frustrated with the results, and kept adding more.

What color are you considering?

CWOTUS's avatar

Years ago when I used to go to a local “barber college” for cheap haircuts there was a young woman there with very brightly-colored streaks in her hair. She told me – I’m pretty sure, anyway – that she used unsweetened Jell-o as her coloring agent.

Akame009's avatar

I’m going to dye all of my hair a deep purple

Patty_Melt's avatar

That should look stunning!
Be aware, recolor you get will not necessarily be like you see when you pour a glass of kool-aid. It is all about what your hair absorbs, and what rinses away.
Try just a small strand first.
Some people have tried for orange, and got pink, for example.
The way I did mine, was with a bowl. I mixed the kool-aid with hot water in the bowl. Now, mind you, this was after shampoo, thoroughly rinsed out, BEFORE conditioner.
I too had very long hair, so I held the bowl with my hair all in it.
It works best if it has a minute to soak in, but, trust me, you don’t want it on your scalp that long. It will sting. Also, keep it from your eyes.
After letting my hair soak, I lifted it from the bowl, and what was left I poured over my head.
I then rinsed with water as cold as I could tolerate. That helps to set the color. Then, finally rinse and condition as you normally would.
I have seen great results, and some who were very disappointed.
I hope it turns out well for you. The purple on such long hair could be smashing!

Akame009's avatar

Okay. Thank you so much

Answer this question




to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther