Haircare Battle: Prose Across Seasons

As a lover of personalized anything, Prose is right up my alley. The brand provides ultra-customized hair care, so much so that you’re asked to fill out a questionnaire before you can begin using any of their products. They personalize haircare products from season to season to address climate concerns like humidity, UV, wind, and pollution based on your zip code. Each set comes with a personalized shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask. All their products are also formulated without sulfates, parabens, dyes, mineral oils, GMOs, and cruelty.

I have tried and love the effects of prose on my hair the first time but I wanted to test it again under a different circumstance, somewhere more warm and humid to see how it would work.

Based on my answers the first time, I was recommended a Total Cleanse Shampoo for smooth and vibrant hair, Body Boost Conditioner for perfect curls, and a Hair Mask. All the products contain collagen, lilac, and hyaluronic acid to protect and repair and honey to volumize the hair.

The scent, mine is Perle, is definitely one of the things I liked about the product. It definitely conveyed a sense of relaxation and personal care. Vaguely reminded me of musk, sandalwood tones, but nothing too rich or overpowering.

The Shampoo, which promises to provide Smooth & Vibrant hair and Total Cleanse, was really cleansing. I can really feel this remove all the products that have been in my hair without really stripping my hair of shine and luster.

The Body Boost Conditioner is my favorite. Aimed to be Curl Perfecting and Body Boost, it’s one of the lightest conditioners I’ve tried which is perfect for my oily scalp. It didn’t make my scalp greasy or my strands limp. In fact, this gave my hair a bit of a lift, like it was lightly blowdried. I once used this on a really warm day and it didn’t make my hair limp or greasy. It just handled the frizz.

The Hair Mask is a 250mL tub containing a thick, yellowish mix that was more liquid than your typical conditioner. The immediate observation is the softness. Even the frizzy hair was soft to the touch, and not dry and “crunchy” as it usually was.

Since I went somewhere warm and humid, I ordered another personalized set, looking to solve excess oil and dandruff. I wanted for my hair to be smooth and have volume and shine.

First off, the state of my hair now. I cut it shorter and have achieved better hair through haircare. However, my fine strands can’t be stopped. There are still flyaways and the smaller hairs around my face still tend to rise instead of following the natural direction of the other hairs, which is down. I need to use a texturizing mist to control them. I also almost always wear my hair into a bun. Since I’m always at work, I don’t want to be bothered with my hair going to my face. I’ve also been suffering from a bit of dandruff from the previous hair product I’ve used.

The scent I got this time around is in Botanica. It smells fresh and a bit minty, which I enjoy. The scent is also more subtle.

The Shampoo, which contains maca root, vegetal oil, fermented rice water, jujube bark, prebiotics, and wintergreen extract, feels really gentle on my scalp. It works to give Straight & Smooth hair and to Purify & Detox the strands. This doesn’t make my hair oily and my scalp itchy. It feels light on the hair and leaves my hair smooth and tamed.

As usual, I very much enjoy the Conditioner. My conditioner is designed to smoothen the hair and protect it from humidity. Containing silicone, lemongrass essential oil, honey, apple vinegar, caviar lime, and fermented rice water, it has the same whipped-like texture as the first conditioner that feels light on my hair. Same as before, it doesn’t feel like a moisturizer, unlike most conditioners, which works really well with my dry scalp and easily oily hair. It’s one of the best conditioners I have tried to be honest.

The Hair Mask, which I use once a week has provided my hair shine and softness like no other. It contains maca root, nasturtium, biotin, jujube bark, prebiotics, and wintergreen extract, and honey. It doesn’t feel suffocating to my scalp and it’s also easy to use. It feels light on the hair but leaves my strands looking healthy and smooth.

Overall, I was happy with the results. I’ve been alternating the Shampoo and the Conditioner for a month now and I have not felt my scalp become too oily or too dry, my hair too limp or too frizzy. Everything was just right. As with my experience with Prose before, the set has made my hair soft, smooth, and healthy.

The Prose Hair Customized Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Mask were provided by Prose for review.


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