Bean has been begging to use some red hair gel that a friend bought him months ago. According to the description on the package, when applied to damp hair, it will result in red, spiked hair. When applied to dry hair, it will result in red highlights.
As it turns out, when applied to dry hair, it results in globs of red glue in the hair that make the hair stick together in clumps that cannot be touched for fear of turning everything else red. It also results in "over-producted" hair, which is not fun or practical for the average seven-year-old. Fortunately, I was able to get most of it out with a washcloth and dry Bean's hair in time for him to get to school.