“ Brand: Timotei / Type: Conditioner „
I love conditioner, and I use far too much it. Because I am so avid a user of the stuff however, this can become expensive. My favourite conditioner is Pantene Classic Care, but several months ago I was going away and when I went into the supermarket to buy a bottle I found they were out of stock. Seeing the Timotei Avocado and Apricot conditioner on offer in a big bottle, I decided to give it a go.
The conditioner comes in a large 400ml bottle with a cap at the bottom to dispense the product. The bottom is flat, so the bottle will stand securely on any surface. There is a snap opening, and the conditioner emerges through a round hole when the bottle is squeezed. The bottle itself is fashioned from malleable avocado-green plastic, with a smooth, round shape and no blunt edges. On the sticker is depicted a large, glistening avocado, and above it, a section of apricot.
The conditioner is pale orange in colour, smells more of apricots than it does of avocado. However, it is the avocado, or more importantly its oils, which give the product its conditioning properties. The first thing I noticed about the conditioner was that it is a lot lesss viscous than some other conditioners. My usual Pantene Classic Care will sit in your palm in a dollop without running anywhere, but this Timotei conditioner is much more fluid, and I did not care for this. If you tilt your palm slightly while holding it you will find you lose some. This also presents a problem when applying the conditioner, and when I had massaged the product into my wet hair I found that it had little staying power, and in the moist air of the shower cubicle it began to run out immediately. This may not trouble some people, but I like to apply conditioner, then leave it to treat my hair for several minutes before I wash it out. With my Pantene conditioner my individual hairs are enveloped by the rich, viscose cream before I choose to wash it out, but when the Timotei conditioner was in my hair I could barely detect it, even when using a large dollop.
The conditioner does have a pleasant fragrance however, and this aroma will linger for approximately four to six hours after application. My hair did feel nourished by the product to some degree, but it was nowhere near as soft and supple as my regular conditioner left it. A 400ml bottle of the avocado and apricot conditioner usually retails for around £1.99, but it can very often be found in pound shops for half this amount. There is also an avocado and apricot shampoo by Timotei, which is available in a bottle of a similar design. This is not a bad product and I would use it again if my regular conditioner was not available, but I would not become a frequent user.
Having reviewed the Timotei avocado and apricot shampoo, I thought I would now turn to the conditioner. The bottle design is pretty much the same as for the shampoo: a lightly contoured bottle, portraying images of an avocado and an apricot. I picked this up as a temporary measure, having forgotten my usual shampoo and conditioner at home and only realising when I was already on my way back to boarding school. It was definitely a bargain buy as it cost me about £2.50 for the shampoo and conditioner. The first time I used it, I have to admit I was a little apprehensive. I have dry hair due to dying and sun damage from playing sports and I was worried this conditioner would dry it out further. To my utter joy, it didn't. On the contrary, it actually made my hair glossier and more supple. The smell was also a pleasant surprise. It was a sweet smell, like the shampoo. And like the shampoo I can only compare the smell to that of a mango, apricot and pineapple smoothie. One thing I did find though, was that it wasn't easy to spread through the hair, and I found myself using quite a lot. Then again, this wasn't much of an issue as it had been so cheap, but still.
Timotei Avocado and Apricot Conditioner
Description: Manufacturer: Timotei / Hair Care Type: Conditioner.
Before I begin, I should probably explain that I have blonde highlighted hair which I visit my salon around every 10 to 12 weeks to have redone (a costly exercise!) I also straighten my hair (I use GHDs and straightening heat protection spray too) every day so have to take extra care to ensure that it doesn't become dry or damaged.
Despite spending a lot of time and money on my hair, I have never been lucky enough to be one of those women with gorgeously manageable locks and so often try new products which promise to help me keep it in condition and leave it smooth and silky.
I have tried quite a few of the Timotei shampoos and conditioners and while they are not my favourite brand, I do find that they offer decent value for money and work quite well.
A 400ml bottle of this conditioner will cost you around £1.95 but can often be found on offer. You will find it in most chemists and supermarkets, in a pale green bottle with an orange cap. The bottle stands upside down which is handy as it means the product is always ready to be squeezed out, even if there is only a little bit left.
The conditioner is thick and white and easy to apply. It has a sweet and fruity fragrance which unfortunately, doesn't last once hair is dried, though it does leave your hair smelling freshly washed.
My hair usually feels in decent condition after using this conditioner and is soft and easy to style too. It isn't the best on the market but for the price, offers good value for money with slightly better results than anything else in the price bracket. It doesn't leave hair frizzy which is always a bonus so is definitely worth a try.
I've always loved timotei thinking right back to when they used to sell it in the green and white bottles i think it was. I picked this up recently in asda after they didnt have the chamomile conditioner timotei make that i usually have.
I picked this one up as its for normal to dry hair which is generally what i use especially as i have my hair bleached.
It was on offer at £1 for a large bottle so was a good buy. It comes in a nice shaped bottle with a dip in the middle for easy handling when bottle or hands are wet. Its also in a bottle with the cap at the bottom so you dont have to stand shaking conditoner to the cap.
It smells lovely and is a nice consistency. I often find conditioners can seem too heavy and greasy and stick in my hair as its thick but this was lovely and smells just lovely. Its not a fragrance i would normally go for but i would use it again and next time i will get the shampoo to 'match'! It leaves my hair nice and soft and easy to brush after which is not always the case seeing as i have really curly hair!
As I have long, dry and damaged hair which I am always styling and colouring, I am always looking out for good offers on shampoo and conditioner for dry and damaged hair as I find these types of products quite expensive.
I came across this conditioner in Asda during my weekly shop; it was on offer for £1.00 so I decided to give it a try for that price.
The container is a nice light shade of green with an orange lid and has a large circular picture of a sliced avocado on the front alongside a smaller circular picture of a sliced apricot.
It has the words Timotei in large writing with the word conditioner written along the top.
It also has the wording - Repair & nourishment, avocado and apricot written on the bottle along with dry or damaged hair in an orange block along the bottom.
The bottle contains 400ml of conditioner and can last for 12 months after opening. (My conditioner doesn't last a month let alone 12.)
It stands lid side down, therefore very easy to dispense.
This conditioner contains 100% natural avocado oil and naturally derived apricot extract.
If you are interested in the full list of ingredients, this can be found by searching for this product at
It is used the same as any average conditioner, applying to wet hair after shampooing and then rinsing, however I would not call this conditioner average at all!
This conditioner has a very pleasant strong sweet fruity smell which you can also smell slightly afterwards on your dried hair unlike many other conditioners.
My hair feels soft and smooth and is very easy to manage.
I am very pleased with this product and my advice would be stock up while they are on offer. I have!
This 400ml conditioner is on offer in both Asda and Tesco for £1.00
The original price is £2.25 which I think is expensive