Dog Hair Dye
Dyeing a Colorful Heart on Your Dog
Dyeing your dog’s hair can be done in a fun, easy and inexpensive way. This particular method of dyeing hair works best for white or light-colored dogs.
What you’ll need:
- Metal comb
- Pet conditioner
- 1 to 3 packets of sugar-free Kool-Aid (the quantity depends on the size of your dog and her coat length)
- Mixing bowl
- Applicator brush
- Disposable gloves
- Heart-shaped stencil
Some colors will not work very well. Dark blue comes out well since it’s still blue even when it fades. Purple fades into a lavender and green will fade to a yellow. Red, of course, will fade to pink.
8 Easy Steps to Dye Your Dog’s Hair
Step 1: Put eye lubrication in your dog’s eyes and place cotton balls in her ears. Then, bathe your pet.
Step 2: Apply shampoo to your dog and work into a rich lather. Rinse and repeat.
Step 3: Towel dry your dog until coat is just slightly damp.
Step 4: Mix the Kool-Aid packets with the pet conditioner until it has a paste-like consistency. The dye mixture will not hurt your dog’s skin.
Step 5: Using a metal comb, brush the fur in an upward direction. Hold the heart-shaped stencil on the place you want the design. Using the applicator brush and/or gloved hands, apply the dye mixture to the fur. Be careful not to get dye on the rest of your dog’s fur, eyes or nose.
Step 6: Leave the dye on the fur for five to 15 minutes. The longer the dye stays on, the more intense the color will be.
Step 7: Rinse well with cool water until water runs clear. (Hot water will make dye run.) Do not shampoo your dog again.
Step 8: Towel dry your dog. You can also use a pet hair dryer on the low or no-heat setting. The dye should last for one to two baths.
That is how you add some color—and fun—to your dog’s fur. Don’t be surprised if she even enjoys the extra attention.
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