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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Blonde Hair Hack Using Kool-Aid

"Blonde's have more fun." At least that's what they say.  Being blonde is allot of fun. It is also allot of maintenance.

Blonde can go brassy and yellow real quick. Even if you're doing everything you're supposed to to maintain it. Most of the water that we use in the shower is filled with lots of minerals and other things that over time will deposit a yellowish tint to the hair.


There are lots of products on the market that you can buy to help correct this problem. Toners and purple shampoos are great, but can get pricey. I don't know about you but we try to save money everywhere we can. We are taking a cruise next month and I would much rather put my money towards vacations then my hair. That being said I still want to be a platinum blonde, which costs money.

Today I have a quick, cheap, easy, deliciously smelling (bonus) fix for you.  No matter what shade of blonde you are, this will work to brighten up your blonde. Even if you just have a few highlights that are looking a bit dull, this trick is for you.

I'm actually quite surprised that I haven't seen people talk about this more.


 You need two things

1. Packet of Grape Kool Aid with no sugar added.

2. a non-cone conditioner. That means nothing with a cone at the end. Silicone, dimethicone etc.

Mix half of the Kool-Aid packet with one cup (8 oz) conditioner. I use cheap Suave Coconut Conditioner.

You want to mix it really really well. Let it sit in the conditioner for five minutes and then mix it up again to try to get all those color crystals dissolved. Once it's all mixed washer hair normally, then apply your Kool-Aid conditioner all over your hair like you wouldn't normal conditioner. You're going to want to let this sit anywhere from 2-10 minutes. Then rinse really well, DO NOT WASH. Always finish with a cold rinse to seal your hair.

I highly recommend doing a test spot on your hair to see how long to leave it on. We all remember dying her hair with Kool-Aid and this Kool-Aid conditioner will definitely deposit color onto your hair. We wanted to deposit just enough color to counterbalance the yellow but not die our hair teal.

I have dyed my hair teal using this a few times because I have left it in a little too long. It is temporary and as long as you give your hair a good wash or two right after it will come out immediately.

Here is a YouTube video with my results.


**Disclaimer**  I am in no way shape or form a hairdresser. I am not licensed to do hair. I have had platinum blonde hair for over 10 years and have used this method repeatedly to get out the brassy, yellow in my hair.

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15 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! I will have to try it with my daughter! My hair ot too dark but she would have a blast with colored hair!

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  2. I am one of those people that have never colored my hair - GASP! I am blonde. It changes colors with the season / sun exposure, but I am so boring! Good tip of an easy one to try!

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    1. I bet you have beautiful, healthy hair. In a way I wish I'd never started dying my hair. It gets get you into a cycle where you continuously feel the need to.

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  3. Very cool! I love to save money on everything too! I just cut off the last of my blonde hair. I'm back to my natural light brown, but I'll keep this trick in mind if I ever go blonde again!

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  4. Haha! That's so cool and looks so much fun!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  5. Crafty! I'll have to tell my blonde buds.

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  6. This is so fun! My niece did this and rocked blue hair last summer!

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  7. We used to use koolaid to color our hair all the time when I was a teenager! ;) I never imagined there was also a more practical use!

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  8. Very interesting. I've never heard of this.

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  9. Awesome, I dye my hair A lot! I'm blonde but I always try to go lighter, and every time I do it myself it turns brassy. Currently I'm red, but when I eventually go back blonde I will defiantly try this!

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  10. Remember it is temporary but also this is for toning yellow tones in blonde hair. So in order for the color to actually hold in the hair use less conditioner and leave it in for longer. For darker hair you can use cherry or a different red colored Kool-Aid and add some red undertones to your hair that will shine through in the Sun light.

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  11. This is such a cool idea. I've never heard of using Kool-Aid like this before, but it seems like such a cheap solution. Thank you!

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  12. I've never heard of this hair hack! What a fun way to use different products. Never dyed my hair before, but I'll be sure to mention this to my friends that do.

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