“ Brand: Finale / Type: Hair Shampoo „
In further adventures with cheaper personal grooming products, I tried this shampoo called Finale, from Lidl. I picked the yellow, almond extract version.
*** The Product ***
There is not a great deal of information on the packaging about this shampoo. It comes in a 1000 ml, clear bottle with a gold cap. The bottle is recyclable. The shampoo is dermatologically tested and made in Germany.
The only real claims it makes are to be a shampoo made with almond extract and that it is PH-balanced. Other than that, you are on your own.
I can't remember exactly how much I paid for this in Lidl, but it was pence. I think in the region of 18p.
*** My Opinion ***
In the picture above, the shampoo doesn't look too bad, but in real life, I think the packaging is pretty unappealing. There's just something about the product that screams "I cost pennies!" (Which is fair enough, considering it does).
The colour of the product is a gentle yellow. I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency of the shampoo - it's not runny and looks as you would expect any shampoo should. It produces a good foam and you can smell the almond extract. It's quite a nice aroma, so I was feeling quite positive about the purchase on first impressions.
But, I found that it was rather a harsh shampoo that felt like it stripped my hair of all moisture. Even while in the process of washing my hair, it felt like my hair was turning into straw. I ended up having to put loads of conditioner into my hair to make it feel normal again.
After washing with it, the results were fine: my hair was clean and fresh-feeling. So it hasn't been a disastrous buy but not one I would repeat, even at its low price.