Prell Shampoo – Is it Another Clarifying Shampoo?

As you mention “Prell shampoo”, many of them take a walk down the memory lane. They speak about how cool it was to use Prell shampoo then, the ads of Prell shampoo and the way it made their mane attractive and fragrant. Such was the popularity of Prell shampoo back in 1970s. 

The creator company of Prell shampoo was Procter & Gamble. But later, the shampoo was sold to Prestige Brands and then to Ultimark Products. 

The crystal jade green Prell shampoo is known for its unique water based formula that produces great lather. It is packaged in a semi transparent bottle with a blue lid. Prell shampoo is a clarifying shampoo and it cleanses your hair thoroughly. 

Prell shampoo is considered a very harsh shampoo, almost harsh as dish washing liquid, because it cleans you hair so much that it takes away all oils from your hair. Hence experts advise not to use it regularly especially if you have dry hair. 

The harshness of the Prell shampoo can be applied positively too.If you do not like the color that you have recently applied on your hair, then you can wash it with Prell shampoo many times to fade the color away. Recently there are other forms of shampoo getting popular especially dry shampoos.

Prell Shampoo Classic ( as it is known in the market now) leaves your hair very clean and is water based formula. It generates rich, thick lather that thoroughly cleanses your hair by getting rid of the dirt, oil and perspiration and gives a healthy, lustrous look to your hair. Even though Prell shampoo is for all types of hair, it works best for the thick and wavy hair. 

Prell Shampoo is a clarifying shampoo and is free of alcohol. It has got a pleasant fragrance. The ingredients of Prell shampoo are Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide Dea, Ammonium Xylene Sulfonate, Fragrance, Sodium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, EDTA, Benzophenone-2, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, FD&C Green No. 8 and FD&C Blue No. 1. 

For using this shampoo, apply it to wet hair, massage lather through your hair and rinse thoroughly. 

People who have used Prell shampoo earlier feel that the ingredients might have changed now. Also, they feel that the current Prell shampoo does not contain conditioner as before. 

The presence of sulphate has irked environment conscious group who claim that it is a toxic chemical and so it might damage your hair, skin and environment around us. 

But it is a known fact that Prell shampoos have always been trusted and liked all over the world.

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lori ulrich February 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I have used Prell almost dailey sence I was about 8 or 9. I try other shampoos but I always go back to Prell. My co workers can always tell when I try something new and when I go back. My last shampoo I tried was THE WEN collcetion I sent that back after 1 week. It will be Prell for me from now on!

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Nancy June 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

My 14 year old has extremely oily hair and we searched high and low for a shampoo that would clean her hair for more than a few hours. My hairdresser is the one that told us to try Prell. I used it when I was growing up and never thought of trying it. It is the only shampoo that she has used that really cleans her scalp and hair of oil and she doesn’t have to wash her hair twice a day to avoid that greasy look. She uses it every day and it has never stripped her hair at all. These days, there are no shampoos that state they are for “Oily hair” and I don’t know why. Prell can be hard to find, however. Wallgreens and Walmart carry it but that’s all the stores I can find that carry it where I live.

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Jim May 11, 2015 at 6:23 am

Shampoos for ‘Oily Hair’ fell out of favor as most were high in detergents and other ingredients to ‘Strip Oil’ which they did – All too well. They were so harsh they dried and irritated the scalp – and you know how the scalp responds: By producing MORE OIL to soothe the irritation and keep the scalp skin from drying and cracking which would allow infections. So you would have a “vicious cycle” of washing frequently to get rid of the oil and the scalp over-producing oil to stop the drying and irritation.

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Aim! April 23, 2013 at 5:38 am

Try amazon

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Livie January 10, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I really love prell shampoo,I just wish y’all would make a conditioner too,that would really make me happy as well as my family.hope you consider this.

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Mary Ware June 28, 2016 at 10:58 am

Personally my preference is the GKhair pH+ clarifying shampoo. I use it once a week to remove an excess styling products, dirt, residue, product build up and other impurities. The best clarifying shampoo I have ever used for my oily and greasy hair. I’d highly recommend this. 🙂 <3

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