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Cool Kool-Aid Hair

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Those people who know me, know that I have a long history of colouring my hair… I started my hair dying career with kool aid and lemon juice, at a young age. However, I never had much success with the kool aid because my hair was too dark. The funny thing is now that I actually have to colour my hair to cover up the grey, it’s somehow not as fun…But, now I have a daughter, so I get to play with her hair! Samantha’s hair is very light blonde. It almost reaches her waist, I have only cut it once, other than the occasional trim, so we have lots of hair to work with. I saw this hairstyle and thought it was cute…

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So, because Samantha’s hair is so light, we didn’t have to lighten it before hand, it is light enough especially on the ends to show most colours.
Samantha picked pink and purple to start with, so we poured 1/2 cup of boiling water into a mug for each colour, and dissolved the koolaid mix into the water.

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We brushed her hair first, and decided we would dye a few chunks of hair at the bottom, like in the picture.

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We covered the area in old towels, and tested the colours by dipping a chunk of hair into each cup and waiting a few minutes. After a couple minutes, we pulled out the test pieces and decided we didn’t really like the purple, because mixed with her hair, the colour turned kind of a muddy brown, so we changed to blue instead.

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We left the strands of hair in for about 3-4 minutes. As I pulled them out, I squeezed them dry with the old towels I had.

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This is what it looked like after we pulled out the hair and squeezed it…

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Sam wanted to see the colour from the front, so we got out a paint brush and painted a couple chunks of her hair, with the towel underneath.

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So, this is what it looked like after…

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