Hair Color Starter Kit - Kowabunga


Expert color made easy-peasy. Our all-in-one kit contains everything you need to add a pop of color to your hair.

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The Facts

New to coloring your hair? No problem! From color to accessories and even step-by-step instructions, our Hair Color Starter Kit has everything you need to confidently add a pop of color to your hair.

Kit Includes: 

  • Kowabunga Semi-Permanent Hair Color (2 FL OZ) 
  • Lightening Kit 25 Volume (2 FL OZ)
  • Pair of gloves
  • Brush and bowl
  • 2 Grip Clips
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Green DYEposit Color Depositing Mask (.024 FL OZ)

Our 2 oz Semi-Permanent Hair Color and 2oz Lightening Kit contains the perfect amount of product for money pieces, buzzcuts, bangs, dip-dyes, and everything in between!



Hair Healthy Ingredients

Infused with healthy-hair-focused ingredients:

  • Sunflower Extract adds UV protection to shield hair from the sun and hot tools that cause color fading.

  • Fragranced with Bergamot essential oil. It smells incredible and is known for its mood-boosting properties.

  • Ultra creamy formula that deeply conditions hair while depositing color.

  • Always 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

All Ingredients

LIGHTENING KIT: Powder Lightener: Potassium Persulfate, Ammonium Persulfate, Sodium Metasilicate, Sodium Stearate, Silica, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, EDTA, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein. Crème Developer: Water/Eau/Aqua, Hydrogen Peroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Trideceth-2 Carboxamide MEA Sodium Stannate, Phosphoric Acid.

SEMI-PERM: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Peg 40 Castor Oil, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Octyldodecanol, Proplyene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth 4, Laureth 23, Polyquaternium 6, Citris Bergamina (Bergamot Oil), Methlchlorisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Extrait D’heliantus Annuus (Tournesol) May Also Contain: Basic Yellow 40, H C Blue 15, Basic Blue 99, Basic Orange 31, Basic Red 51, Basic Violet 16, Basic Violet 2, Basic Yellow 87, H C Blue 2, H C Red 1, H C Yellow 4.

DYEPOSIT:  Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Glucose, Glycerin, HC Blue No. 15, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Hydroxypropylammonium Gluconate, Hydroxypropylgluconamide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polyquaternium-53, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Rice Amino Acids, Basic Yellow 40.



Start with dry hair of any color! Decide what type of streak or strands look you want. 


Lighten the areas you want dyed. Our Lightening Kit safely lifts hair 4-5 levels.


Voila! Time to show off your new vibrant ‘do. You can keep your color longer with DYEposit.

We can’t wait to see what looks you create! Don’t forget to tag @gooddyeyoung!


  • Step 1: Lightening Kit 

    • Start with dry, unwashed hair.

    • Mix the pre-measured Powder and Developer until it is well blended. There should be no clumps. 

    • Section your hair, clipping back the areas you don’t want to lighten, and apply the lightening mixture with a gloved hand or brush. Leave 1 inch of the roots out for later.

    • Apply the lightener to your roots in 1/4-inch sections. 

    • Let your hair process for no more than 50 minutes, until you achieve the desired tone. Check consistently (every 5-10 minutes) to evaluate the color lift.

    • After you achieve the desired result, rinse and shampoo your hair thoroughly with warm water until you are sure all of the product is removed. Do NOT condition the hair, as your Semi-Permanent Dye will act like your conditioner when you apply.

  • Step 2: Semi-Permanent Hair Color

    • Dry your hair and comb thoroughly.

    • Squeeze your color into the GDY Tool Kit. Remember: wear gloves to prevent staining on your hands.

    • Section your hair as you did for the lightening step and apply dye directly onto dry hair. Make sure the color is fully saturated throughout each section.

    • Let the color sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes.

    • Rinse the hair color out with cool water to lock the color in. No shampoo or conditioner is necessary. 

    • After rinsing, dry and style as desired.

  • Step 3: Color Refresh with DYEposit 1 week after coloring

    • After shampooing in the shower, section your vivid streaks out and clip the rest back. 

    • Before applying, squeeze the excess water out of your hair. 

    • Apply DYEposit to the hair in place of your conditioner.

    • Comb DYEposit through your hair for even distribution. 

    • Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

To maximize the vibrancy of your newly semi-permanent dyed hair, we recommend waiting at least 24 hours before your first shampoo. To minimize fading over time, rinse your hair with cool water each time you wash. Plus: try reducing your hair washing days to extend the color even further, and use DYEposit - Green once a week to maintain your color.

  • When lightening your hair, leave the roots for last, the natural heat from your scalp causes your hair at the roots to lighten quicker than the rest of your hair. 

  • Over the coming days when washing your hair, use cool water to lock in the pigment and prevent excessive color bleeding. 

  • Avoid clarifying shampoos. Use our GDY Color Kind Hair Care line to keep color vibrant longer.

  • Kowabunga is a true green, so when you rinse your hair, the water will run more yellow rather than blue.

  • Want more tips? Check out our (DYE)rectory!


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