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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.

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.

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Crystal Buckle has written professionally since 2010. She brings a great amount of health-care knowledge to her articles for various websites. Buckle is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at Marygrove College.