It’s summer. That’s why I stuck my kid’s hair in a vat full of boiling Kool-Aid.
I mean, we’ve already done camps, the pool, the beach, movies… What was left?
I am not a Fun Mom. I am a Frequently Annoyed Mom. So maybe my daughter will forget about that part and just remember the summer I turned her hair the color of a Bratz doll’s. I’d post a picture of one of those trampy dolls but I don’t want to get sued for copyright. Or the color – and texture – are possibly closer to the mane of a My Little Pony, but we gave those to the girl across the street so I can’t take a picture of that either.
The process is simple: dump two packs of sugar-free strawberry (or whatever color you want. I think blue would be cool) Kool-Aid and three cups of water in a pot. Bring to boil. Pour into a heat-safe bowl. Immediately stick the hair you want to dye into the bowl. Leave it in for five minutes. Take the hair out and, with a paper towel, blot the excess liquid. That’s it.
She worried the color would wash out when we shampooed it with the stuff you use to take chlorine out of her hair. But after a session with the blowdryer, she was VERY excited to see the color was possibly even more vibrant.
Most of this will be cut off before school starts in September. But for now?
I get Fun Mom points. Totally worth it.
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