Who Remembers the American classic “Prell Shampoo?” Prell was a thick clear, emerald-green liquid shampoo first marketed in a fun toothpaste-like tube during the mid-century?
As a youngster, I remember standing on a chair with my head bent down over the kitchen porcelain sink, for mom to wash my hair. Mom would literally scrub my scalp so hard while washing my hair, I thought I would end up losing my hair. (It was not like the comfy shampoos we receive at the hair salons today. ) Later came the worst part: Going to bed wearing Spoolie curlers….Ouch!
Most of the time she would use Breck Shampoo and Conditioner, but every now and then, she would use “Prell.” I loved the pretty green clear liquid, which came in squeezable, non-breakable plastic tube. fresh smell, and lots of fun lather it created.
During the 1950s and ’60s, the Prell Shampoo advertisements honed in on the hair slogans: “Radiantly Live” and “Extra Rich”
Prell was manufactured by Proctor & Gamble in 1947. In 1999, Prestige Brands International took over the Prell brand, and in 2009 Ultimark Products took over.
In the 1970s, the infamous ‘pearl sinking’ Prell Shampoo commercial, featured a very young, Pam Dawber (of Mork & Mindy, 1978-1982). In 1977, Proctor & Gamble’s shampoo brands- Prell and Head and Shoulders-were the top selling shampoo brands.
In closing, remember: