By Crystal Buckle

Dying your hair with store-bought kits can be harmful because of the chemicals the products contain. Instead, you can create a homemade dye that's cheaper and healthier. If your hair is blond or light brown, a red hair color is possible using homemade dye, but for it to work effectively on naturally dark hair, you'll need to bleach the hair prior to the application.

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Dye Using Kool-Aid

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Pour the contents of the three tropical punch Kool-Aid packets into a mixing bowl. If your hair is past shoulder length you will need a couple more packets to create enough mixture to cover your entire head.

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Add a small amount of water into the bowl containing the Kool-Aid. The water added should be enough to create a paste-like texture.

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Add some drops of conditioner to the bowl containing the water and Kool-Aid mixture.

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Mix the contents in the bowl together. The texture of the mixture should be smooth, free of lumps and bubbles.

Dye Using Beet And Carrot Juice

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Pour 1/2 cup of beet juice into a bowl.

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Pour 1/2 cup of carrot juice into the bowl containing the beet juice.

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Mix the contents together until they're completely combined.

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Pour the contents of the bowl into a squeeze bottle, which makes the dye easier to apply to your hair.