Like many of you I have wanted to lighten my hair but I also wanted to avoid all the harsh stuff on the market that can permanently alter my hair pattern and strip my hair of moisture. For the longest there has been a rave about safely and naturally dying hair, whether relaxed or natural and I have been all over it.
These methods might take a bit longer or even sound a little weird but on the other hand bleaching and permanently dying your hair can cause major damage so these alternative methods are worth a look. Usually a healthier way is the best way to go, with that said here are some fun, quick ways to get a bit of color in your life that can be worn for several weeks.
1. Use a cream eye shadow in your hair
Yep! Makeup, it is considered trendy now to create highlights on various parts of the hair. Use Maybelline’s Color Tattoo eye shadow.You can purchase these at stores like Walgreens, CVS, or any drug store.
Simply open the container, and apply the eye shadow to a strip of your hair. Place the color wherever you see fit or section the hair off into four sections to apply the eye shadow strand by strand. It is quick and easy to remove the eye shadow just shampoo or co wash as normal, and there you have it, all gone!
2. Try out the old, legendary Kool-Aid dye trick.
The Kool-Aid mix is 20 cents a packet at your grocery store. *WARNING* You may want to experiment and research the amount and flavors (colors) needed to achieve the look you want.
Kool-Aid is in a variety of colors: red (cherry), purple (grape), pink (raspberry), etc. For a more vibrant look, use less water and/or more Kool-Aid.
Wear a shirt you don’t mind staining and if you are dying your entire head, use petroleum jelly* on your edges and skin to prevent your skin from getting stained. Pour 2 packets into a pot containing two cups of water. Let it boil, and stir frequently then let it cool for 2 minutes before transferring it to a cup.
Starting off with dry, clean hair, dip your hair into the solution for about 15-30 minutes. If your hair is light, this takes 15 minutes. If it is on the dark side, let it sit for longer, then pat your hair dry with a towel that you do not mind staining. Allow your hair to dry completely before rinsing. This can possibly last up to a month and to remove it, wash your hair frequently. To maintain the color, use all natural non-stripping shampoos.