Q&A: How to Use Dream Coat like a Pro

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Thanks for all your 5-star lovin' of Dream Coat!!! Our phone lines, inboxes, and DM’s are flooded with your incredible Before + After’s. Please keep your stories and pics coming!

Along with your amazing show + tell, we also get a lot of questions about this award-winning, frizz-fighting, humidity-proofing, glossifying spray. So we decided to lay it all out for you. Here are your top Dream Coat questions answered!

How do I use Dream Coat?

color wow shampoo, conditioner and dream coatAfter you wash your hair with Color Wow Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner, towel dry and divide into sections. Spray Color Wow Dream Coat evenly and liberally on DAMP (not wet) hair.

Blow-dry using a brush to create tension. Results last through 3 to 4 shampoos.

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What hair type is Dream Coat for?

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Dream Coat is good for all hair types, but especially for frizzy hair, dry hair, and wavy hair types who want to create sleek, humidity proof styles. (If you have coarse, wavy or curly hair and want long-lasting, silky-sleek, frizz-resistant style, Extra Strength Dream Coat is the best choice for you.)

Can I use Dream Coat on chemically-treated hair?

Yes, Dream Coat is safe for color-, Keratin-, or Brazilian-treated hair.

Can I use Dream Coat on dry hair?

No, you'll need to apply it to damp or wet hair to get the best results.

Does the shampoo I use affect Dream Coat results?

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If you use a shampoo that contains ingredients (like silicones, conditioning agents, oils, and thickening agents) that don’t rinse out completely and leave a filmy coating on your hair, you will not get optimal glossy, glassy results from Dream Coat.

We recommend you shampoo with Color Security Shampoo, our unique sulfate-free, no-residue formula that leaves your hair 100% clean and sparkling.

Can I use other products with Dream Coat?

color wow dream cocktails rangeFor best results, we don’t recommend using other products with Dream Coat during application, except for our Color Wow Dream Cocktails, as these will not diminish results.

Once you finish blow-drying, you can use other styling products as usual.

Read more about the Dream Cocktails range here.

Do I need to use heat with Dream Coat?

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Yes, when you apply Dream Coat heat and tension are required in order to activate its frizz-fighting formula and achieve a sleek, smooth, humidity-proof finish. And yes, Dream Coat is a heat protectant!

Can I let my hair air dry then use a flat iron to activate Dream Coat?

No, you must use a blow-dryer and a brush to activate Dream Coat. However, using a flat iron post blow-dry will definitely enhance smooth, sleek, glossy results.

Can I color my hair with Dream Coat on it?

person having foils and dye applied to their hairYes, it’s safe to color your hair after using Dream Coat

However, we do recommend shampooing your hair at least once prior to color application.

Is Dream Coat safe for extensions?

Yes! Not only is it safe for extensions, it can improve their texture and shine. If you use Dream Coat on your natural hair, we definitely suggest treating your extensions as well for a cohesive finished look.

Is Dream Coat gluten-free, vegan, or sulfate-free?

Dream Coat is completely gluten-free, vegan, and free of sulfates, which means it’s gentle enough to use on color-treated hair, extensions, or hair that has a Keratin or Brazilian blowout.

Can I use Dream Coat on non-dyed hair?

Of course! Dream Coat is not just for color-treated hair. It’s for anyone who wants amazing humidity-proofing, a sleek, smooth, glossy finish or wants to achieve Chris Appleton’s signature glass hair styles.

Does Dream Coat work for thin hair?

color wow carb cocktailDream Coat’s weightless formula will not build up on your hair or get heavy, so your hair will not fall flat.

If you’re looking for a thicker, fuller finish, try using our Carb-Infused Dream Cocktail before applying Dream Coat.

Can you curl your hair after using Dream Coat?

Absolutely! While Dream Coat is known for its straight and smooth results, it is also an ideal "prep" product for defrizzing hair and creating a sleek, silky, humidity-proof base that is the key to achieving super glossy, glassy curls and waves.


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