all hair types
At Prell, our mission is to provide high quality, affordable hair care solutions. Our products have been trusted for generations and are designed to provide superior performance and results. We are committed to using innovative technologies and ingredients to develop products that nourish and protect hair while enhancing it’s natural beauty.
How it all started.
Prell Shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1947. This particular tube of Concentrated Prell Radiant Shampoo dates to around 1957 and was likely designed by Donald Deskey, a pioneer of modern industrial design. Deskey created packaging for many Procter & Gamble products, including the well-known Crest tube of toothpaste, Jif peanut butter, and Tide detergent.Earlier in his career, Deskey designed the interior of Radio City Music Hall and worked on the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In the year before his death, Deskey gave some of his papers to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City.
Prell’s viscous green liquid and unbreakable bottle, featured in memorable advertising, made it fodder for many references in entertainment including television shows like Drawn Together, Seinfeld and The Simpsons. Prell was one of the highest selling shampoos in 1977 and is still sold today (2023) by Prell Inc. based in Chicago, IL.
Prell is known for its distinctive green color and fresh, clean scent. It is marketed as a clarifying shampoo that can remove build-up from hair styling products, hard water minerals, and other impurities. Some people also use Prell to remove chlorine from their hair after swimming.