“ Brand: Cien / Type: Hair Shampoo „
*** The product ***
Cien Haircare is a range available from Lidl. Their shampoo for daily use comes in a 500ml bottle, currently priced at 59p. I tried a bottle of the papaya & peach extract type, which is coloured orange, and comes in a clear bottle with an orange cap that matches the colour of the fluid. You use the shampoo in the usual way, no surprises there.
The shampoo is dermatologically tested and made in Germany. The bottle is recyclable, while the cap is 'widely' recyclable.
Product claims found on the bottle:
- for daily/frequent use
- for all hair types
- fruit extracts & provitamin B5 help to rejuvenate & invigorate hair, with nourishing papaya & peach extracts
- for silky, shiny hair
- more manageable hair
- Provitamin B5 strengthens & vitalises hair.
*** My Opinion ***
I think it's quite an attractive-looking product, which doesn't look 'cheap'. When lined up beside other hair-care products, perhaps it wouldn't look top-end, but neither would it look like a budget item, despite it costing the princely sum of 59p. I had my doubts when buying it, but I thought at the price, even if it wasn't very good, not much would be lost by trying it.
The shampoo itself is a nice silky thick texture and consistency. It isn't thin or watery as you might expect a budget product to be, nor do you need to use great handfuls of it. A blob of this can be turned over in your hand and will cling on upside down for quite some time, defying gravity.
It has a rich scent of peach. I think I can detect the papaya in there as well, but the peach predominates. I really like the smell.
The shampoo lathers up well, producing a velvety foam. I feel it cleanses my hair effectively, although it is slightly on the drying side. Unless I use a conditioner as well, my hair tends to be rather fly-away for the first half-day after use, then it settles down into a more manageable phase. It feels really soft and glossy at this point.
I am not sure about the claims of helping to invigorate, etc, but then all shampoos tend to say this and it's difficult to quantify such things. All I can be certain about is that it seems to look after my hair alright and I'm not unhappy with its performance. My hair has been through a few things lately: a botched bleach job and a cover-up colouring, and it's looking remarkably 'healthy' for all that. I can have quite an easily irritated scalp, but this shampoo doesn't trigger anything like that.
I like this shampoo and I think it's great value for money. Since we have gone over to shopping at Lidl for the most part, I can't see any reason I wouldn't continue to buy this.