Step 1: Treat your hair with custom pre-shampoo hair and scalp masks
Prose has two pre-shampoo masks up for grabs: the pre-shampoo hair mask and the pre-shampoo scalp mask. Both are hair treatments designed to be applied to damp hair before cleansing. The purpose of these products are to immediately address any hair and scalp issues or concerns before hair ever comes in contact with shampoo—be it split ends, fiber repair, sensitive scalp, flakes, color protection, and so on. Depending on your unique hair, you may be recommended to use one (or both) of these pre-shampoo masks to address your concerns.
Their highly concentrated formulas, which contain fresh, active ingredients, differ greatly from a conditioner’s formula because they use a pH slightly higher than water to gently open the hair’s cuticle layer to deposit these ingredients, while most conditioners are instead designed to close the hair’s cuticle. After rinsing out your pre-shampoo mask(s) your hair or scalp will be fully prepared to withstand the cleansing process without hair feeling dry or tangled.
Pro tip: Apply your pre-shampoo mask before a workout, spending time in the sauna, or running a quick errand before showering. This product can flow seamlessly in your daily routine when multitasking which can eliminate it feeling like an extra step!
Step 2: Cleanse with custom shampoo
Prose’s shampoo is designed to cleanse the hair and scalp of excess oil and build up. While shampoo in general has been vilified on the market for quite some time now, it is truly the key to proper hair health and scalp balance. The type of shampoo you use will differ depending on your hair type and desired outcome. Enter: custom shampoo. Prose’s custom shampoo is designed to address all of your hair needs and concerns without the dryness and over-stripping feeling of harsh sulfates. This sulfate-free cleanser is designed only with the individual’s needs in mind—whether your hair is oily, dry, needs volumizing or not much at all. Most wash routines will begin with shampoo first but depending on your formula it may actually come second (only to the pre-shampoo mask.)
Pro tip: To reduce tangling, especially on curly hair, be sure to shampoo your scalp and lengths in the same direction that hair naturally falls/grows!
Step 3: Finish with custom conditioner
Prose’s conditioner is designed to pH balance hair and close the outer cuticle layer, leaving it soft and tangle-free. Most conditioners on the market are intended to be applied on damp hair after shampooing and this one is no exception to the rule. However, if you’re familiar with detangling sprays, then you may be excited to learn that using a custom leave-in conditioner before shampooing can help to release hard to manage tangles and knots. This step doesn’t replace the benefits of the custom pre-shampoo masks, but it can greatly help with releasing trapped hair and overall manageability before shampooing.
Pro tip: Leaving in your rinse out conditioner is not the same as using leave-in conditioner! Rinse out conditioners are too concentrated for styling and the build-up can negatively impact the performance of your styling products, not to mention the health of your hair.
It is important to consider the purpose of each of your products when it’s time for wash day. Knowing when to use shampoo or conditioner first, whether you’re pre-treating, detangling, or going straight for your wash, let a custom formula and routine help you to achieve your best hair yet.
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