Kool Aid Dip Dye your Hair & Take Pics With the Kool Aid Man

Summertime is a great time for tweens and teens to try out new looks. My daughter and her friends had a blast dip dying their hair with Kool Aid and taking pictures with Kool Aid Man via the Kraft Foods Photo Booth App.

Here’s a short video and full instructions for dying hair & taking fun pics with the Kool Aid dude are below.

To take pictures with the Kool Aid Man (and a few other popular Kraft “characters” like Mr Peanut and the Oreo Guy – check out the Kraft Foods Photo Booth housed on the GoldRun platform. The GoldRun app is available on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2, 3, 3G, and all standard Android devices. With it you can take fun pictures like the ones in my video and this post. Go to the iTunes or Android App Store and download the FREE app GoldRun, LLC. Login to the app via your Facebook or Twitter account & share your pictures.

To Kool Aid dip dye your hair you need two packets of the unsweetened Kool Aid. Go for the brights! Blue Raspberry and Strawberry produced eye popping results here. It’s fairly simple to do, but because you will be working with boiling liquid I recommend some adult supervision. Boil two cups of water and add the two packets, stirring carefully. Pour the liquid into a mug and dip the ends of your hair into the mug. If you have very long hair, it is a good idea to put it in a ponytail first. Leave hair in Kool Aid for up to 10 minutes. Squeeze out excess moisture and allow hair to dry completely before flat ironing to set the color.

This is a very messy activity and you might want to do the dipping outside. Wear old clothes and have an old towel on hand. The dye stains clothing too!

Color will last from 3 to 6 weeks. Lemon juice and Prell shampoo speed the removal process.


  Disclosure: Kraft Foods has provided an iPad 3 at no cost to me, in order to facilitate my use and sharing of their Photobooth App.




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69 Responses to Kool Aid Dip Dye your Hair & Take Pics With the Kool Aid Man
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  2. steicypaiva
    September 8, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Really works!

  3. Shaolin
    September 16, 2012 | 10:33 am

    So do you put the lemon juice in the koolaid or do you use it when you wash your hair?

  4. mercedes.
    September 23, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Do you wash your hair?

  5. mercedes
    September 23, 2012 | 3:14 pm

    Wait when your done witht the koolaid dye do you wash your hair is what im woundering?

  6. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 | 7:10 am

    You wash your hair as needed, as usual. There is no need to wash it immediately after dipping and drying and flat ironing. If you want to speed the process of the dye fading, at a later date, you can use a little lemon juice in your hair before you wash.

  7. Riri
    October 25, 2012 | 6:12 am

    Do you put your hair in when the water is still hot or do you wait for it to cool?oh and by the sixth week would all the color have dissapeared and your hair color will be back to normal? Please answer because my school doesnt allow colored hair and I was planning to dip dye for my 1 and a half month holiday so if it isn’t fully gone by the time my school re-starts I will be DEAD so I really need to know.thank you!

  8. Anonymous
    October 25, 2012 | 6:41 am

    My Dd dip-dyed her light blonde hair a couple months ago, and the color is still in. How long it stays in really depends on your hair color. I once tried it on someone with dark hair, and it didn’t even show up. Chances are that it won’t come out before your break is over. Also, you hold your hair in the kool aid while it is still hot.

  9. Jazz
    November 13, 2012 | 6:25 pm

    Let the water cool first

  10. Jazz
    November 13, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    And it shouldn’t last an entire month, it just depends on how long you let it sit

  11. darwin
    January 6, 2013 | 9:42 am

    No you do it whe the kool-aid is still hot

  12. Kell
    January 12, 2013 | 6:01 am

    Will it work on dark hair

  13. hh
    January 18, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    will it work on dark hair?

  14. Carla
    February 1, 2013 | 10:31 pm

    You can do it when the water is hot too, matter of fact it works better, and it will come out as you shower so nothing to worry about

  15. zebra
    February 9, 2013 | 11:33 am

    if u put lemon in your hair will it make it stay in longer

  16. american food uk
    February 21, 2013 | 4:37 am

    I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really
    nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back later on. Cheers

  17. Question
    February 26, 2013 | 6:00 pm

    Does it work on dark hair

  18. momfluential
    February 26, 2013 | 8:51 pm

    yes it does work on dark hair – the results are less dramatic though!

  19. Qusetion
    March 2, 2013 | 12:18 pm

    Will it work when you use 2 different packets

  20. tic tac and imhoffy
    March 2, 2013 | 7:50 pm

    I HATE MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Anna Korum
    March 4, 2013 | 7:31 pm

    will it work for all types of hair i have light brown with blond high lights will it work and what colors would be good for my hair do u think?????

  22. Anonymous
    March 10, 2013 | 5:02 am

    I thought it would stay on longer than that BC my friend did it like a year ago and it is still in.

  23. Tacos is my name
    March 19, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    does it work on dark hair?i have medium brown hair with dirty blonde or blonde highlights. and if it does wwork on dark hair,what colors will work? people say i look good in blue so would blue work? please answer in the best way!! thanks uzz!!!! :)

  24. someone with dark drown hair
    March 26, 2013 | 1:15 am

    This rely works!! I have brown but before I kool aid it I had 2 bleach it… Besides that it rely works

  25. alyssa
    March 29, 2013 | 10:06 am

    i died my hair today and my friends are very jealous of me but i don’t care but i am alyssa Sanchez and i don’t care

  26. Hi
    April 3, 2013 | 8:00 pm

    I have dark brown hair and I used red kool aid. It looked really good and it lasted for a weeks. Can’t wait to do it again. :)

  27. liz
    April 4, 2013 | 4:58 pm

    im about to dip dye hair so exited

  28. isabelle Ta
    April 10, 2013 | 8:22 pm

    Cant wait till summer im gonna try

  29. hailey
    April 14, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    If u wash your hair does it come out?

  30. abby faith
    April 28, 2013 | 3:20 pm

    i have dark brown hair with light gold highlights when the sun hits it.and i have tanned skin what color would look best on me?how long does it last in dark hair?what colors are available?and why do u have to use a flat iron after words?

  31. momfluential
    April 28, 2013 | 11:18 pm

    The heat sets the dye. It can last for a long time, particularly on highlighted hair.

  32. mleanie
    May 14, 2013 | 7:03 am

    omg thats so awesome

  33. keri
    May 20, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    I have done this before. I have really dark brown hair and i did red. i just tired purple and it didnt work. the best color for dark brown hair that ive found is redish.

  34. Samantha
    May 21, 2013 | 7:24 pm

    I have literally black hair. will it work for me? I don’t want it to stay for like a year, preferably 1-2 months

  35. momfluential
    May 22, 2013 | 9:46 am

    It will work!

  36. Kiley
    May 29, 2013 | 5:59 pm

    do i wash my hair after i set it because its kinda stickey

  37. momfluential
    May 30, 2013 | 6:56 am

    If you used unsweetened kool aid it should not be sticky. I’d say wash it!

  38. someone with medium brown hair
    June 1, 2013 | 4:21 pm

    how long did the color end up lasting on the girl with the dark hair?

  39. Ashley
    June 3, 2013 | 2:26 pm

    I have dirty blonde hair. Will the color come out after the first wash? And will it be sticky at any point after I have set the color in?

  40. Ashley
    June 3, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Also do I wait for the kool aid to cool before I dip my hair or do I dip it while its still warm/hot?

  41. momfluential
    June 3, 2013 | 11:23 pm

    It will not come out for a long time. It should not be sticky if you use an unsweetened packet.

  42. momfluential
    June 3, 2013 | 11:24 pm

    dip it while it is hot, and be careful!

  43. Bobby
    June 13, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    what do they mean by unsweetened
    like sugar-less or just unsweetened?

  44. Nicole101810
    June 13, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    I have blonde hair like blonde blonde hair and this worked great, I actually did this in mid February and it is still in. It has faded but it still looks great! My friends that I did it with have darker hair (brown) and theirs only stayed in like a month.

  45. You may never know my name
    June 15, 2013 | 5:22 am

    Do u wash u hair right before or like just in the morning before and then sometime in the afternoon dye it with the kool aid???

  46. momfluential
    June 18, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    it’s not so important!

  47. momfluential
    June 18, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    no sweetener – no sugar or other stuff

  48. emmalyn
    July 4, 2013 | 8:30 am

    so I have really dark brown hair and wen im not in the lite its black I REALLY want to dipdye my hair will this work 4 me too or is there some special way I have to do it id prefer not to bleach it and also how long does it last?????????? thx a ton pls answer fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. katie
    July 13, 2013 | 9:00 pm

    this is seriously the cutest thing to do to your hair! i <3 that i can change the color and style of my hair with not having any permanent damage! i recommend that is your hair is dark brown to add an extra packet of kool-aide mix!!! (:

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  51. Whit
    July 21, 2013 | 5:27 am

    WARNING: Sometimes. It does NOT come out at all. After trying everything suggested–baking soda, vinegar, clarifying shampoo, dandruff shampoo, tea bath, tempoary (wash out) color that matched my hair, etc.–I had to go a professional. They used varying strengths of soap/bleach baths, and it finally faded a little, but they could not get it out either. Finally, it was covered with my color hair glaze; then, they applied a combination of my color and green hair glaze. (red and green make brown concept) The red still came through. In the end, they added straight green hair glaze. This worked best. You can still see hints of red, but it blends. We also layered my hair and cut out as much as we could. I have spent over $150 dollars getting a 10 cent pack of Kool-Aid out of my hair. I will spend more when alll the hair glaze fades.

  52. L
    July 30, 2013 | 5:14 am

    Does it work on natural redheads?

  53. Alyssa
    July 31, 2013 | 2:50 pm

    That’s a good idea

  54. Alyssa
    July 31, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Thank you I did it and it came out perfect

  55. crazy girl
    August 7, 2013 | 7:17 pm

    will it wash out with chlorine?

  56. momfluential
    August 9, 2013 | 9:37 am

    If you mean in a pool, not really. It might change color.

  57. crazy girl
    September 2, 2013 | 10:12 am


  58. Abbie
    October 6, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    I had Dip-dyed my hair with koolaid about.. maybe… 9 months ago (My hair is strawberryblonde) and it’s still in!!!! I was soo happy…
    All I did was..
    ·Boil one packet of red koolaid until I thought it was good
    ·pour it in an old up
    ·Soak my hair for 30 min.
    ·Put my hair in tin-foil for 15 min.
    ·Then rinse!

  59. Samantha
    October 12, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    How long do you have to let it siT?

  60. Gracie
    October 13, 2013 | 6:09 am

    I have dirty blonde hair and i was wondering if it will still show up. and if i leave my hair in there longer will the die stay longer?

  61. momfluential
    October 18, 2013 | 8:16 am

    just a minute or so!

  62. mariana
    October 27, 2013 | 9:21 am

    i will try it today cause I am gonna go to school tommarow I go to middle school

  63. anonymous
    November 14, 2013 | 10:10 pm

    dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in water it gets it out really easlily

  64. Crystal
    December 14, 2013 | 6:32 am

    How long does the dye sta u in your hair…? :-)

  65. Crystal
    December 14, 2013 | 6:42 am

    Can we use sweetened kool-aid

  66. momfluential
    December 15, 2013 | 9:20 am

    No! It will be a sticky mess if you do!

  67. momfluential
    December 15, 2013 | 9:21 am

    4-6 weeks on med/dark hair. It stays in longer on lighter and color treated hair – may fade but never completely.

  68. Barbara
    April 12, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Can i take a bath after i dye my hair?

  69. Jessy
    June 1, 2014 | 5:41 pm

    I have blond hair and I just dip dyed it about 20 minutes ago do I leave it in over night or just a few minutes?

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