Koolaid is a powdered mix that you combine with water and sugar to make a flavored, sugary drink. In order to make it look enticing, Koolaid has a lot of food color in it. Hence why it is a convenient thing to use for dying dreads. Koolaid now comes in a variety of flavors and colors--several reds (strawberry, cherry, black cherry), several greens (lime, watermelon), blue (blue raspberry), and purple (grape)--plus pink (pink lemonade) and yellow (lemonade).
If you felt your dreads then dye them, felting again should not be necessary. All you do is dye, rinse, and let dry.
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My question is how well does the color last, and do you have any problems with bleeding at any point after dyeing thru to wearing and washing? Than[/quote]
I've never used koolaid, so i can't speak to its colorfastness, but I have used liquid and paste food coloring a lot. The liquid and paste food coloring is VERY color fast--I've never had it run or fade at all.