Do It Yourself Halloween Temporary Hair Dye

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Many Halloween costumes require dramatic changes in appearance. A common change people make to themselves to suit their costume is a new hair color. Halloween only lasts for one night, so it doesn’t make sense to use a long-lasting hair dye. You can create an inexpensive and temporary hair dye from Kool-Aid that is also gentle on your hair. Odds are you already have the materials you need at home, and the mixture takes minutes to create.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Old bath towel
  • 2 tbsp. hair conditioner
  • Packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid
  • Bowl
  • Comb
  • Shower cap
  • Put rubber or latex gloves on your hands and cover your chest and shoulders with a towel. This prevents the dye from getting all over you and makes for easier clean up.

  • Mix 2 tablespoons of hair conditioner with a packet of unsweetened Kool-Aid in the color of your choice. Stir the mixture with a comb until it becomes an even colored paste. Using sweetened Kool-Aid makes your head sticky and can attract birds and other hungry scavenging animals.

  • Dip the comb in the mixture to apply the dye to the bristles and comb through your hair to distribute the coloring. Comb the entire length of the hair and do not miss any spots.

  • Place a shower cap on your head, keeping your hair covered so the dye is contained. Leave the shower cap on and let the dye set for six to eight hours.

  • Remove the shower cap and rinse off the Kool-Aid in the shower until the water runs clear.

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