Personalized hair care: a Prose shampoo review (and Function of Beauty comparison)

Written by Jenny Wu
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  1. Trish says:

    Love reading your reviews and updates! Being a soap and shampoo lover, I have tried all 3 also **LOL** – Function of Beauty (3x for me 2x for my daughter), Formulate (2x), and now Prose (first time). Function of Beauty definitely is the most fun and makes a great gift in my opinion. Unfortunately, the S&C were not moisturizing enough for my thick coarse hair. Formulate had the most amazing citrus scent I have ever smelled in a S&C but both times, the product was just so-so on my hair. I used the Prose S&C (silicone free) for the first time today and overall am very pleased. I do have a little bit of frizz at the top of my head but I will use it for a few weeks before asking the Prose team about it. I was wondering if you had heard about the Aura personalized hair care line. It has a quiz and I think you can pick shades to enhance your color. It would be awesome to read your take on the products.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I’m glad it worked for you! It made my hair flat & greasy AND simultaneously increased dandruff. I wanted to love it though. I used all 3 steps… maybe the shampoo alone would have been the way to go

  3. Donna Harrison says:

    I’ve been using Function of Beauty for 2 years, and I love it! At some point, I changed my hair goals, and I didn’t care for the product that was sent to achieve those goals, so they tweaked the formula, and sent me a free replacement. Very good customer service! They just launched a leave-in product – can’t wait to try it!

  4. Layla says:

    Oh wow – I love the look and idea of this as I love customised beauty as it just makes it so much more personal and allows you to connect with the brand in a different way.

    Gorgeous photos, beautiful post and as always, I just love reading what you write – you have such an ability to connect and I love, love, love your photos! :)

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

    Layla x

  5. Gabrielle says:

    This truly does sound like a fascinating concept! Being able to cater your hair products to work specifically for your hair type and living conditions sounds like a dream come true! x

  6. Gabrielle says:

    I’m impressed by how they also ask about lifestyle habits, because it’s incredible just how many factors can impact our hair – particularly stress! Uncertain of whether i’ve mentioned this before by the way, but I love the way you format your blog posts; they flow perfectly and the layout is SO clean! x

  7. Emily says:

    This has to be one of the coolest hair care products I have ever seen! I’m super intrigued. I’m about to go onto their website right now and take the quiz. I also love that they put your name on the bottle. Super cute touch!

  8. Amy Aed says:

    Wow, this sounds absolutely incredible! I can’t believe that they actually assess your location in order to create a product perfectly designed for you and the elements – what an awesome idea!

    It’s good that it’s helped your scalp feel more balanced and that you can go longer without washing your hair – I recently found some hair products that mean I can also go three days, but now I’m on holiday I seem to sweat a lot more and thus need more hair showers – meaning that my hair quality goes down a lot!

    I would love to give this a try, though!

    Have a great weekend :)

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

  9. Kelsey Bang says:

    what a cool concept! such pretty bottles!

  10. Alyssa says:

    The personalized shampoo does sound nice :) I honestly still haven’t found the right shampoo for my hair so I always use a keratin treatment to salvage it.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  11. This sounds interesting and something that I would give a try if they ever decides to ship to Canada. I probably would go with scent free…potpourri gone wrong doesn’t sound appealing at all.

  12. Jennifer Q says:

    I haven’t heard of this before but it sounds great. I’ve never ordered anything customized for skincare or beauty.

  13. Rowena says:

    I wasn’t that impressed with Function of Beauty either. Prose sounds similar to Formulate who I’m working with in that they take your environment and lifestyle into account with their formulations. I’m still waiting for my haircare but I can’t wait to see how they work. It’s nice that Prose is offered at select salons and you can get an in person consultations. The shampoo sounds like it works well for you hair, funky scent aside. I hope I will love the Formulate shampoo as much as I love my Vitabrid C shampoo which has been amazing.

    To answer your question about the Liquick mask – I also have dryness issues with some mud masks but it doesn’t dry my skin out and I can use it a few times a week without issue. I probably will cut it back when it gets colder though.

  14. Too bad they ship to the US only, I´d be in dire need to get a consultation to get my hairs needs sorted. I can tell you what I want, but not what I need to get there for sure.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  15. Laura says:

    I was excited until I saw Prose ships in the US only.. I liked the idea of Prose a lot although I’m always sceptic about customized beauty. With haircare it could work for me as well. Your photos are always stunning and posts super informative! Thank you Jenny! x

    Laura / Laura Loukola Art & Beauty Blog

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