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How to Dye a Lacrosse Head

Dying your lacrosse head is easy and inexpensive.


  • Step 1: Remove string Remove the string and mesh from the head.
  • TIP: If your head is used, clean it with bleach and then rinse and dry it off.
  • Step 2: Measure water Measure the amount of water recommended for the dye and put it in the pot.
  • Step 3: Bring to boil Bring the water to a boil; then stir in the dye and vinegar.
  • Step 4: Pour the dye Pick a plastic container that is deep and wide enough to hold the head. Pour the dye into the plastic container and add your lacrosse head.
  • Step 5: Flip the head Flip the head over with the tongs after 10 minutes.
  • Step 6: Remove the head Allow the head to steep in the dye for another 10 minutes, then remove it and rinse it under cold water.
  • TIP: Dye your head two times to make sure it does not chip.
  • Step 7: Restring Place your head on newspaper and let it dry overnight, and then restring it.
  • FACT: Lacrosse players didn't start using protective gear until 1930.

You Will Need

  • Lacrosse head
  • Measuring cup
  • Water
  • Pot
  • Dye packet
  • 2 tbsp. of vinegar
  • Spoon
  • Deep plastic bowl or bucket
  • Tongs
  • Old newspapers

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