oh thankyou! thats very good to know, i was thinking just orange koolaide and yellow mixed myself but im sure if i threw a red in there too it would work lots better thanks!
i use kool-aid to dye yarn & roving all the time & I forget the "science" behind it but for some reason the orange fades out very fast, so I don't know if you'd just accept the shorter time span, try a blend of a yellow & red, soak it longer to get better results? but just wanted to warn ya about fading orange
blue would be funnn! i want orange next time (: let me know how it goes.
awesome thanks I'll have to try that sometime I have darker hair but I have a few lighter areas from past colorings it might show up on those better. i think i'll try blue :P
i boiled some water (enough to fill a coffee mug) and put like a ton of koolaide in it, id say at LEAST 4 packs of whichever color you desire. (and like i said this shade is just purple, put if you want it more purple instead of dark purply red then prob put blue and purp koolaide together, for extra bright red do a mix of cherry and tropical punch, my red dread is just cherry) anyways, after you have boiling koolaid dump it into a coffee mug, then dip your dread or desired section of hair in it, and keep the dread or hair in the mug until the koolaide is completely cooled down. the longer you keep your dread or hair in the koolaide the brighter the color will be and the longer it will stay in. Then squeeze your dread free of all koolaide, RINSE. RINSE, RINSE, until water coming out of dread is clear, then i dabbed a little dreadshampoo on mine and washed it under the sink just to make sure all koolaide was out.For darker hair id say 2-3 weeks, a month or so at the longest it would stay in.but ive had a friend with blonde hair dye with red koolaide and hers stayed in and faded to pink for like 3/4 months. its temporary, and not damaging. But how long it will show really depends on your hair color, how much koolaide you used, how long you left your dread in the koolaide.
its easy and fun other people online do it diff ways using conditioner or turn the koolaide into a paste using minimal water and brush it on like its actual dye, then wrap in saran wrap for like 30 mins, i guess those methods might be brighter and stay in longer, but obviously you dont wanna put your dreads in conditioner and the saran wrap may leave koolaide in the core of your dreadhope this all helps :D much love.
Did you just mix up a batch and stick your hair in it for a few minutes? How long will that last?