#AskThePros: All About Our Revamped Scalp Mask

Welcome back to #AskThePros, where The Pros—your support team of custom hair care experts—break down our biggest customer questions. This month, we’re revisiting our Custom Pre-Shampoo Mask with some big news.

Over the past several months, our R&D Team in Paris has been hard at work to revamp our Scalp Mask. Starting March 10th, your Custom Scalp Mask will look, feel, and even smell different from your previous formula. Here, we’ll dive into all of the changes you’ll notice, and why you should get excited about each one.

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    First things first: why do I need a Pre-Shampoo Mask?

    We offer two types of masks: a Hair Mask to repair and protect your strands, and of course, a Scalp Mask to soothe and restore balance. (You may be recommended one over the other, but you’ll be able to purchase both.) This targeted approach ensures that your scalp and strands get the individual care they deserve; your shampoo and conditioner aren’t interchangeable, so why should your mask be?

    Your Pre-shampoo Mask also opens up the hair cuticle, allowing your shampoo and conditioner to be even more effective.

    Now, let’s shine the spotlight back on our new Scalp Mask. Formulated with the highest concentrations of your most-needed actives, here are just a few of the benefits it can deliver:

    A cleaner formula with powerful new actives

    Our revamped Scalp Mask boasts a leaner and cleaner ingredient list, so that your scalp only gets the ingredients it truly needs. Along with our familiar active ingredients, your mask may contain two new actives: a detoxifying blend (Bamboo charcoal powder) to draw out impurities and excess sebum, and a biome-rebalancing blend (Kombucha and Prebiotics).

    If you’re wondering what those last few words mean, “microbiome” refers to all of the natural microorganisms that live on your skin and in your body. This combination of yeast and bacteria (the good kind!) helps protect and hydrate your skin. Our biome blend ups your skin’s natural defense mechanisms, which rebalances and protects the scalp from harsh aggressors. And since healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp, both your strands and your skin will reap the benefits.

    Psst—if your new Scalp Mask looks grey, there’s no need to worry; it’s just been formulated with Bamboo charcoal powder. It’s totally color-safe and won’t deposit any color on your strands.

    Scalp mask-exclusive scents

    If you’re experiencing scalp sensitivity, our chemists always recommend opting for fragrance-free formulas. With this in mind, we’ve made our new Scalp Mask free of any added fragrance. Instead, the Scalp Mask comes with two brand-new scent experiences.

    Your Custom Scalp Mask will contain a just-right concentration of either eucalyptus or grapefruit essential oil. Eucalyptus oil is naturally purifying, while grapefruit oil is used for its soothing properties. As an added bonus, these essential oils leave a light, natural (and non-irritating) scent. If your formula focuses on detoxifying, it’ll likely be grey thanks to charcoal powder and will contain eucalyptus essential oil. Or if your formula is geared towards soothing, it’ll be powdery pink in color (thanks to French pink clay) and will contain grapefruit essential oil.

    An upgraded texture

    Once you get your hands on your new Scalp Mask, you’ll notice a creamier, slightly jelly-like texture that’s even easier to apply and produces a light foam. We’ve also added jojoba beads to every formula, which is an all-natural and biodegradable exfoliator. With their smooth, spherical shape, these tiny beads provide gentle stimulation and zero irritation.

    Goodbye, alcohol

    When it comes to all these renovations, what’s just as important is what we’re leaving behind. With our new Scalp Mask formula, we’ve removed ethyl alcohol—this means that all Prose products are now alcohol-free. Still working through a jar of our previous Scalp Mask? Don’t worry, as there’s only a light concentration of alcohol for a cooling effect without any drying; after all, everything in moderation.

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