I never knew there were so many ways to make temporary hair color! You can use Kool Aid, food coloring, and Mio, just to name a few. Here’s how I made mine… super quick, instant, and easy!
Today was crazy hair day at school for my kiddos! So, of course I wanted to color their hair.. I just had one problem, I didn’t have any hair coloring.
So, I hopped on Google (like usual, Google knows all) and searched for a way to make instant, temporary hair color with things I already have at home. I found lots of different ways to make it, from Kool Aid to food coloring. I didn’t have Kool Aid, but I did have food coloring, so I went with one of those recipes. :)
I also wanted to spike my lil guys’ hair, so last night I made my homemade hair gel (quick recipe here) so it’d have time to set overnight. Then, this morning I lightly coated my palms with the gel and ran it through my kiddos’ hair. Since their hair is so long, it naturally went into a mohawk, which was perfect for crazy hair day!
After the gel dried, I mixed up the instant hair coloring. All it takes is a small puff of mousse mixed with about 5 or 6 drops of food coloring and it’s ready! I dabbed some of the colored mousse on my fingers (which stained my fingers bright red and blue.. you may want to wear gloves!) and I pressed it into the tips of their hair. Instant color! So very cool!
And if you don’t have mousse, I imagine you could just mix the food coloring in with the gel. Don’t know why I didn’t think to try that! I’ll have to try it sometime.. and if you try it, please let me know how it goes! :)
My boys and I had so much fun doing this! I definitely want to try it on the tips of my own hair sometime too. Just beware, it does seem to stain skin and clothes until it dries. So wear gloves and an old tshirt just to be safe! :)
Now, you may be wondering, does it wash out? How long does it stay in? I don’t know! But I’ll find out tonight and give you an update. :)
Update: My hubby gave our boys a bath this morning, and the color washed right out with just warm water! My kiddos were sad to see the color go. We’ll definitely be doing it again! :)
If you try this, I’d love to know how it works for you! You can post pictures on the Facebook page too if you’d like! :)