How to Dye Brown Hair With JELL-O

By Andrea Griffith

If you're looking for bright or colored dyes for your hair, you might want to start with a temporary hair dye. Using a temporary dye lets you enjoy the color without the long-term aspect of a permanent dye. You can also use unconventional hair dyes like Jell-O to experiment. Even if you have brown hair, make a Jell-O paste in your color of choice and use that as temporary hair color.

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Step 1

Combine the water with the Jell-O powder in a bowl. Long hair might require doubling the recipe. Mix the dye until it is a thick liquid.

Step 2

Divide the hair into two sections. Keep the top layer of the hair secure with a hair clip.

Step 3

Dip a small paintbrush into the dye. Apply the dye to the bottom section of the hair. Thoroughly saturate the bottom section.

Step 4

Release the top layer of hair. Apply the dye, saturating this layer of hair, as well.

Step 5

Tie your hair into a bun on the top of your head using a hair tie. Fit a hair cap over your entire head.

Step 6

Leave the dye in your hair for at least 10 hours. Because this is not real hair dye, it needs a long time to set.

Step 7

Rinse the color out until the water runs clear. Style your hair as usual.