Your guide to Prell Shampoo

If you are looking for one of the oldest and trusted brands of shampoos, then Prell shampoo is the right choice.

Prell Shampoo was introduced in 1947 by Procter & Gamble. Earlier it was packaged in a tube. It was the one of the most popular brands of the time. In 1999, Procter & Gamble sold it to Prestige Brands International which in turn sold the Prell shampoo to Ultimark in 2009.

Prell shampoo has been regaining its popularity. It is a gelatinous, pearl green shampoo that contains unique rinse formula that offers rich lather for healthy hair.

Prell Shampoo Classic ( as it is known in the market now) leaves your hair very clean and is a 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.

There have been some discussion on the Prell shampoo being a very harsh shampoo cannot be used on a regular basis. There are some claims that the ingredients are not the same as the original one and is not safe as an organic shampoo. Also some hair stylists feel that Prell shampoo should not be used on colored hair. On a positive note, they say that Prell shampoo can be used to lighten the colour especially if your are not happy with the color of your hair. As Ammonum Laureth Sulfate is used in this shampoo, many environmentalists declare it as a non eco-friendly shampoo. The non-availability of Prell shampoos everywhere is a drawback. However you can buy it online.

But there have been very good reviews on the Prell shampoo. Lots of people have noticed and commented on the lustre and the healthy feel that Prell shampoo has provided to their hair. The fragrance it provides also has been very soothing and attractive. The users of  the Prell shampoo feel that extra conditioning is not required as the shampoo does not leave the hair dry. Prell shampoo is also inexpensive compared to other branded shampoos in the market. Hence Prell shampoo is still a favorite among many, especially the elder lot as it remains their trusted brand yet.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Eleanor Deal May 5, 2011 at 12:48 am

Where can I buy Prell shampoo classic. I’m visiting in Florida, St. Augustine and a friend that lives in Nova Scotia Canada wants some

Thank you


donna barnett September 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

Wal Mart has it


amanda October 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm

im 26 and I actually bought a bottle today at the dollar store.. I was super excited.. I looked at wal-mart last night and of course they dont carry it… Im using it to wash out a semi permanent hair color.. Thanks to my mom (65) who told me about it!!!


Ann November 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Food Lion carries it in the Jacksonville area for $2.99. They also have the conditioner for $2.99!


Jo Jo February 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I’ve decided to divorce myself from hair dye and go grey. LOVE IT! Prell helped to expedite the process. My hair is now a beautiful silver-white and I’ve gotten so many compliments, I’m not sure why I waited so long. Prell is a staple in my house. It was found in Shop Rite Supermarkets and Rite Aid.


Aim! July 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Prell rocks as a hair and body wash!!! They better not change the formula.


Heather August 19, 2012 at 3:12 am

I’ve bought it at walmart for years. I’ve also found it at cvs,walgreens,and target.


Aim! June 4, 2013 at 2:39 am

Prell is found at dollar general, walgreens, rite aid, walmart sometimes, and online at amazon for example. Just google prell. You will find it.


Kim44 July 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I color my hair often – and my hair is also really dry and damaged from the coloring sometimes. I’ve tried so many different shampoos-color, moisturizing, damage repair, curly, and they all pale in comparison to the Shielo Hydrating Shampoo. The Shielo Shampoo really brought out my hair color and made my hair not just shiny but shimmery! After using when you dry your hair, it still smelled so fresh and clean, like I just walked out of the salon.


Aim! August 2, 2013 at 2:53 am

I think ppl get worried with prell bc they’re used to heavier shampoos that carry loads of conditioners. Those tend to build up, IMO. True, u might feel like hair is drier at first but that’s what conditioners r for. I love the fragrance. Only thing is,not all stores have it. But the chains do.


Hope September 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I have used Prell Shampoo since high school, 50 years.
I love the clean smell. Now they are saying the Cocamide DEA in it causes cancer. Can it be taken out?


Jim May 11, 2015 at 6:47 am

If you want to know the REAL condition of your hair, just give it a good washing with Prell® Shampoo lathering TWICE then, rinse throughly and NO Conditioner or Rinse after. If your hair is still smooth and soft your hair is in good shape, if not, you need better conditioners or treatments.


Rachael February 3, 2016 at 6:27 am

I have very oily hair, I’ve tried top of the line shampoos, salon recommended, and nothing helped. I’d wash in the morning and my hair would look great, but the next day it would look like I hadn’t washed in weeks! Prell makes my hair shine and smooth. I use conditioner once every two weeks, Prell every other day. I color my hair as well and this shampoo makes the color look more natural to me. I love it personally, works as a good body wash too!!


Sally Harvey June 17, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Hi, I have used Prell Shampoo since I was a young girl and I am an older woman now. My daughter uses it as well and is extremely satisfied. The question I have is that at some point, I bought a bottle that was created for color treated hair and it had a blue top. Is it still made and where can it be purchased? I tint my hair and it does have a lightning effect, but it is the best and beats out a lot of other shampoos on the market. Many thanks.

Reply August 6, 2016 at 6:35 am

Yes! Fiinally something about shampoo.


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