Prell Rinse Clean Shampoo


65 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


Water, Amino Methyl Propanol, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, EDTA, Benzophenone 2, D&C Green No. 8, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, FD & C Blue No. 1

on 2/13/2014 2:46:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I picked this up mostly to use for stripping hair color. It's fairly ineffective in that regard for me & didn't strip much color at all. I hung into it for the purpose of being a good clarifying shampoo & while it does leave my hair *literally* squeaky clean, it's also very drying to the point that I get flakies when I use it. Good at removing styling product build up, but I can't deal with the presence of flakes as a result. I'll be sticking with Suave Daily Clarifying from now on.

on 1/24/2014 8:43:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I got this as a recommendation for getting build up out and enhancing shine. I also do sometimes want to strip out some hair color (and sometimes I don't) so it's on hand for that. However, I don't want to risk over drying my hair and I do find this is a bit harsh for me. So I tend to stick to the Head and Shoulders instead, which feel a bit more moisturizing or at least less stripping and works well for getting color out too. I also didn't feel like it added *that* much shine. I don't wear a lot of product in my hair to begin with so lately I feel the lack of shine has to do with stripping and dying and having a courser hair texture than from overusing products. So while this works for some, I'm going to pass on getting it again and choose gentler clarifying products for next time.

on 12/29/2013 9:10:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I would have never even thought of using Prell shampoo had it not been for a certain MUA member on the hair board...(I'm looking at YOU, Nitromusk!). I've been shampooing with Prell for about a month and my hair loves it. For reference, I have extremely thick, frizzy and wavy hair. I flat iron several times a week and I have double processed hair color. Everything I've used to shampoo with has either dried my hair out and stripped the color, or it doesn't clean well and leaves my hair feeling heavy and dull. Prell has single-handedly stopped my itchy scalp, cleans without drying out my hair, and leaves my hair full of life and shine. This is HG shampoo for me! I would purchase this $3.00 shampoo even if it cost $20. Total game changer... :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 11/24/2013 2:20:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I really like this shampoo - I like the fact that it doesn't make my scalp red and itchy, which is a common problem for us sensitive types. I like the fact that very little is needed to throughly and satisfyingly clean the scalp and hair without over-drying or stripping (I have long hair; middle of my back and I use roughly a nickels worth of shampoo). I really like the smell - its just clean; not cloying sweet or over-fragrenced, just clean. I like the price (about $4 USD) for the amount of product you get (about 14 oz.) and it's made in the USA (which I love). The only thing I dislike, is that I don't know if the company tests on animals, which is a huge thing for me. Apparently the original manufacturer sold Prell to another manufacturer and then they in turn sold it another company, and I can't seem to find any information on the current company's policy on the matter. I did find one bit of information stating that Prell DOESN'T test on animals but that was in 2009. Until I can find more information of the subject to state otherwise, I'm sticking with Prell.

on 8/24/2013 11:34:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

When I was a teenager, my hair stylist recommended this shampoo to me because I have very oily, wavy, fine hair. My hair is not color treated and I use very few products. She said to use it twice and then use a conditioner on the ends of my hair. Many shampoos just do not clean my hair very well. I started using this product again a couple times a week a few weeks ago. The results have been good. My hair has a nice shine and is much less oily. I have some problems with hair thinning that I am still trying to deal with. I used to have such nice thick hair but since I became an adult it does not look like it did when I was younger.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 8/9/2013 3:31:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

By far one of the worst clarifying shampoos I have ever encountered. Bought it on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 and I figured I had nothing to lose. But this stuff only leaves my hair feeling gummy and matted down at the same time. I didn't know that was possible. Prell has a fair amount of fans on the hair board and has very good reviews, but it just didn't work for me.

on 7/31/2013 5:10:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I have to say that I was quite pleasantly surprised by this shampoo. It gets such a bad rap for being very drying- and I did not find that to be the case. This shampoo caught my eye at the drugstore because it was on sale. I read the ingredients and saw that it did NOT contain any SLS cleansers. It does contain ALS and Cocamide DEA- cleansing agents that my hair seems to like. Plus they're supposed to be gentler. This shampoo has minimal ingredients and has no added moisturizing ingredients in it. I was thinking that this looked perfect to use a clarifying shampoo. I have used it a couple of times and it always seems to make my hair fell very clean and leaves it shiny and bouncy. It does not dry out my waves/curls or my hair in general. Just leaves it very clean without weighing it down with any moisturizers. I like this a lot better than the V05 Kiwi Lime clarifying shampoo that I was using. The Prell seems gentler but just as effective. Though I am not a fan of the neon green color or the strong scent, I think this is a particularly awesome no-frills, gentle clarifying shampoo. Leaves hair very clean and bouncy but not dry. Good stuff!

on 3/29/2013 1:55:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Something bad happened, my hair went completely lifeless. Got it cut, still didn't revive it. Then it dawned on me, the Prell had run out and I'd be using only Pert and a clarifying shampoo. I picked up some Prell again and SHAZAM, the hair was back!

No stripped sensation like the clarifying, no weighted sensation like conditioning shampoos, just lightweight fluffy clean hair with body, ahhhhhh!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 3/2/2013 5:23:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have used almost every kind of shampoo and this is my favorite. I have my hair colored red and it doesn't strip the color (if you want to strip your color use head and shoulders). Prell gets my hair clean with tons of body without drying it out. I wash my hair everyday. I love this stuff. No build up and my hair is healthier than its been in a long time. I would rather use this than any $30 shampoo.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 1/18/2013 1:07:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is an excellent oldie-but-goodie that has been around for decades. Smells very fresh and clean. Excellent for getting rid of oil and residue, but it can be drying. Probably best for fine or oily hair, or once in a while for clarifying. It only costs around $4

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