Powerade is a sports drink designed to rehydrate the body by adding electrolytes. Powerade mix comes in vibrant colors, making it ideal for dying hair. The process requires 1/2 cup of mix, 1/2 cup of water, two glass bowls, a wooden spoon, petroleum jelly, an old towel and a plastic cap.
Mix the Powerade
Pour water into the glass bowl, and heat it to boiling in the microwave. Pour the Powerade into the other glass bowl. Gradually add the water to the powder until it's the consistency of toothpaste.
Put on old clothes that can be ruined. Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly around your hairline to prevent the Powerade dye from staining your skin. Put on a pair of gloves.
Apply the Powerade dye
Section the hair, and apply the dye from roots to ends using your fingers. Rub the paste so that it penetrates the hair. Keep the application steady to ensure an even finish of color.
Process the color
Cover your hair completely with a shower cap. For best results, process the color overnight; leave the Powerade dye on for a minimum of 1 hour.
Rinse out the dye
Use cool water, flushing your hair until the water runs clear. Wash and condition your hair as usual. Use shampoo for colored hair to maintain the dye as long as possible.