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      28.02.2014 14:30

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      A conditioner that can tame my wild hair!

      I have used the 'blonde' conditioner from this range, and absolutely love it!

      I was actually so impressed with it that I personally wrote a letter (very old fashioned for a 23 year old I know!) to Timotei telling them how much I loved their product and they gave me a voucher in return!

      The conditioner smells lovely, which is a must with conditioner!

      I have long, thick and frizzy wavy hair, so I do find it very hard to find a conditioner to tame my wild mess!

      When rubbing the conditioner into my hair, it felt great, which is always a good sign.

      When it came to blow drying and brushing my hair after washing it, the brush just sailed through my locks, which is not something I'm used to! Normally, no matter which conditioner I use, my hair is still an absolute nightmare when drying it, so this conditioner really is a godsend!

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      22.08.2012 13:09
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      Works just as well as I remembered it did.

      I have not used Timotei shampoo or conditioner since I was in school 30 years ago. It seemed to just disappear from the shelves while lots of other new and trendy products came to the fore. A couple of weeks ago I was shopping in Superdrug and saw them on offer for £1. I got a shampoo and 2 conditioners and have been really pleased with the results. It was made even better by seeing that the conditioner was being sold for £4.50 on Amazon. Much as I like the conditioner I will not be buying it again at that price although will look out for it on offer. Checking on the Unilever website it gives RRP as £1.99 so that is much more realistic.

      It promises to strengthen hair as it contains herbs "known for their hair strengthening properties" although I don't know which herbs they are referring to. There is no discernible smell of one particular item but it smells quite nice and is thicker that other conditioners I have used. It washes out easily and does leave my hair feeling softer than before I washed it.

      The instructions are very clear-including a message not to drink the product. It does seem to leave my hair a lot less tangled than other products, but I do have quite short hair so I don't know how effective it would be if you have long hair.

      It is in a white bottle with a green flip top opening and this seals well after use so nothing drips out into the bath or shower cubicle. The hole does not get clogged up and it only takes a light squeeze to get the conditioner out of the bottle.

      There has been a complete revamp and the product is now uses 100% natural extracts. The company has been tuning green for a number of years and as well as using more environmentally friendly packaging they are planting wildflowers and this sort of giving back to the community will make me want to buy Timotei again.

      For a simple product it has a lot of ingredients including Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, CI 42051and CI 47005. This is taken from the bottle and I don't know what any of them are supposed to do!!

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        12.06.2011 16:24
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        A great conditioner at a reasonable price which suits my tough hair.

        Do you remember the Timotei advert from years ago? there was a beautiful, blonde woman with impossibly long hair, swishing all over the place, in fields, under waterfalls, you get the idea. This did nothing for those of us with tough mousy brown sticky out hair except it stuck in our memories for years to come with a sort of growly inferior feeling.

        Now I am of more mature years and of more tolerant attitudes (yeah right!) and I picked up a bottle of Timotei conditioner a few weeks ago with hardly a twinge of inferiority. My hair is now even tougher as the grays have stormed in and I was willing to give it a go . It specifically said softening on the label but I sort of disregarded it and it was only after a few uses that I went back and really looked at the bottle because my hair really did feel soft!

        The packaging.

        This conditioner is the Timotei softening oat milk and peach variety. It comes in a palegreen gently waisted plastic bottle with a picture of a few stalks of oats waving in the sunshine and a nice ripe peach just above it so it is easy to spot the brand. At the top right there is a little clock with 1min written on it to explain that you should keep it on your hair for that length of time. Just above the peachy coloured flip off lid it says for normal hair. On the reverse are the direction in a variety of languages and the quantity 400ml. Unfortunately my bottle has one of those incredibly sticky labels on it and I tried to scrape it off but just suceeding in stabbing my thumb ! so we will just assume that like other conditioners you use it after you have washed your hair and we know to leave it on for 1min!

        My experience.

        The bottle is really easy to handle with wet hands and the flip up top shuts and opens nice and firmly so it can stand on its head. The conditioner is silky, creamy and thick and a gentle, pale peach colour and smells really peachy! I put a good blob into the palm of my hand and massage it all through my hair and wait for a minute or two then rinse off. The fruity peachy smell stays with me even after my hair is dry which I find very pleasant.

        My opinion.

        Well the first time I used it I thought my hair was so soft because I let it dry naturally but this happened with the hair dryer as well and I got a compliment on my hair looking so good! which is rare for me. I think the oat milk really works for me combined with the peach oil. My mother always told me that if you wash out the porridge pan you get soft hands and oats are often used in body care products for their softening properties so it seems to work for hair as well. I bought mine at a local chemist in Gibraltar for I think around 3.00pounds for 400ml, which I think is pretty good value, particularly as it works.
        It is nice and mild and although maybe a bit too fruity for a lot of men ,is nice for general family use.

        So, Timotei I might not be tripping through meadows but I will certainly continue to buy this conditioner, 5 stars from me.

        Thanks for reading, this may also appear on Ciao under splishsplash.

        Timotei gets its name from Timothy Grass and was started in Sweden in the 1970´s

        Lots more interesting info on Unilever.co .uk

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          02.06.2011 19:52
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          So perfect for one day!

          Timotei is definitely a brand I have heard of and known about for many years so far, but until recently had never tried it. I had nothing against it, the only thing I can think of is that it just didn't have an advertising campaign which targeted my demographic. It just never came onto my radar, until it was recently on buy one get one free whilst on my latest Tesco shopping trip. I bought two of the conditioners in a pretty golden yellow colour and they were directed at blonde hair.

          The containers are almost figure of eight shape. They sit what appears to be upside down, on a flat lid. The lid has a flip on and off area and a hold which you squeeze it out. The design is good in that it allows all the product to slip to the bottom so you use it all up and don't waste any. The packaging is quite bland, it's nice, it just doesn't really stand out.

          The conditioner itself is pale in colour and has a nice subtle chamomile scent, very muted and mature. Not strong enough to make your hair smell all day long, just nice enough to be pleasant while you are using it.

          The conditioner is thick and creamy and is nice to apply. It feels soft and caring on your hair. I apply it to the ends of my hair quite liberally and then a tiny bit to the upper parts of my hair. This is very important to be kept minimal, especially which this conditioner as it tends to make my hair greasy.

          The conditioner is fantastic once you wash it off and dry your hair. It makes my blonde locks so golden in appearance and really soft and shiney. I can't stop touching it to see how soft it is!

          The real downside is that it makes my hair quite greasy. It looks fine the first day but as soon as I wake up on the second day it is greasy. With all other conditioners I use, I normally get two days out of them before I get greasy hair. To maintain my hairs own oils I really don't want to start washing my hair every day. I normally use dry shampoo on the second day to help my hair last a bit.

          If this didn't make my hair greasy it would be the perfect shampoo!

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          02.06.2011 16:59
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          Effective and cheap conditioner for dry and damaged hair.

          The prices of hair care products has been steadily rising lately and I have changed from my usual brands to whatever brand is currently on offer. One of the products I recently purchased like this is this Timotei Conditioner. The particular variety I'll be writing my review on is the Intense Repair conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair. It can be recognised apart from other products in the range by it's dark green lid and the picture of an avacado on the front of the bottle.

          The product comes as a 300ml sized bottle which is about the average sized container. The bottle is white so it's recyclable. The bottle sits upright on the lid so it is easy to dispense the liquid inside. It has all it's information written on the labels on the bottle. This includes directoins for use, total ingredients, contact information for the brand who make this, Unilever, and some general helpful information about the benefits of the conditioner.

          I have bleached hair so I always buy conditioner for either coloured hair or dry and damaged hair. It's hit and miss which ones will have any effect on my frazzled mop! This conditioner looked promising as on the front of the bottle it shows a juicy avacado and there is a little piece of writing beside it which says that the conditioner contains avacado oil from South Africa and macadamia oil from Austrailia where they are "known to moisturise and revitalise damaged hair". On the back label Unilever also claim that the other special ingredient, pistachio seed extract, will help heal the surface of the hair to make it "beautifully smoothe". The conditioner has a "skin neutral ph" and the ingredients boast "100% natural extracts". The brand actually had a total makeover in 2010 and changed all their products to ensure their formula was "inspired by nature".

          Unilever say that you should ideally use this conditioner with the shampoo in the same range. I am not using the shampoo, however, so I am basing my results on using my current John Frieda shampoo followed by this conditioner. You have to apply the conditioner to wet or damp hair and then rinse thoroughly. You have the option of leaving the conditioner for 1 minute or longer for an extra conditioning boost. The application and rinsing is supposed to result in "instant detangling".

          The conditioner is pistachio nut green and is a bit runnier than I expected it to be. It needs to be squeezed out of the bottle but once in wet hands it can be quite slippery. I use quite a lot as I have long hair - a dollop just smaller than my palm. I rub this through my hair from roots to tip. The conditioner is very easy to work through the hair as it's soft and can be easily manipulated into the shafts. It doesn't all clog up in one place. I sometimes like to comb through my hair with the conditioner on but this is not necessary as Unilever's promise that during the rinsing stage your hair will untangle is pretty much correct. The conditioner is very easy to rinse off and has an obvious and immediate effect on my hair. It softens it straight away, makes it feel like a special kind of flowing fabric.

          The conditioner has a beautiful smell that I can not really identify. It's a bit like caramel but also has hints of a fruity tropical juice drink. It's a really lovely fragrance that is left on the hair after using the conditioner. It makes me feel like my hair is clean and well looked after. It's quite a sweet scent but I think men would be okay using this too.

          The conditioner does it's job really well. It is really helpful if you have long hair like me as trying to style your towel dry hair can sometimes be a nightmare. Using this conditioner has made it easier though as my hair really does feel softer and more manageable, making my hair easier to brush and style.

          I'm really pleased I managed to get this conditioner at a cheap price - it was on offer for £1 - and yet it works so well. I will definitely consider it again in the future.

          Check out the brand's website for more information on the whole Timotei range:

          www.unilever.com

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            12.03.2010 19:27

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            Timotei strength and shine Conditioner Tesco £1 - absolutely love it. A friend who is a nurse suggested timoteiI had a reaction to shampoo and conditioners and went the organic route waste of money. Save your money and give timotei a try.

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            22.02.2010 23:35
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            Feels luxurious. Great product for the money

            After using Timotei Golden Highlights shampoo I always use the matching conditioner. When out shopping with me, my husband always asks why I have to match the shampoo with the same brand of conditioner but, doesn't everyone do this? If not, then what's the point in choosing a certain ingredient or smell in a shampoo or conditioner?


            This conditioner is every bit as good as the shampoo. The smell of camomile and amber is truly delicious and even luxurious.


            When applying this does feel thick and creamy, and it's easy to work through the hair. Tiny specks of gold can be seen in this product.


            I find the texture to be thick and of a good consistency and a little really does go a long way. I have short hair therefore only need to use a little. My teenage daughter with her long hair obviously uses more than I do and the bottle doesn't last so long once she gets her hands on it. Still, I want her hair to look smooth and shiny. I find that we use one and a half bottles of conditioner to one shampoo. This isn't too much of a problem when I only pay 99 pence or one pound for each bottle. Yes, you've guessed it! I buy this from either a 99 pence store or, if I'm feeling generous, a pound store.


            I find that after rinsing the conditioner from my hair the aroma of the conditioner lasts well and my hair, which is usually quite tangly, is easy to comb out.


            Whether I use the hair dryer or, as is more usual, let my hair dry naturally, after using this product it feels smooth.

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              04.10.2009 11:13
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              A great conditioner

              I do often change my shampoo and conditioners depending on whats special deals are on, when I'm doing my shop. I've tried some expensive brands and some cheap brands and saw Timotei shampoo and conditioner on a buy one get one free offer in Tesco and having not used this brand for a few years, I bought these and have been very pleased with the results.

              Timotei has a range of shampoos and conditioners to suit all different types of hair including:-

              ~ Strength and Shine - for normal hair
              ~ Golden highlights - with camomile
              ~ Revives - for coloured hair
              ~ Soft and smooth - bamboo and shea butter

              I use Timotei strength and shine for normal hair. In the past I've tried using other conditioners which claim that they will bring shine to your hair but have found that the roots of my hair were so shinny they looked greasy and that's straight after washing. With Timotei strength and shine my hair feels soft and has a natural shine to it and the best thing - it doesn't look greasy straight after a wash.

              The strength and shine conditioner uses fresh herbs and kiwi and I find these fragrances work really well and are not too over-powering yet they keep your hair smelling fresh all day. To reflect these fragrances the bottle is very light green in colour with small pictures of kiwi and herbs on the front which look very refreshing and clear instructions of how to use and for the best results on the back of the bottle. The bottle has a flat base which makes it easy for it to stand in the shower.

              The conditioner should be used after shampooing the hair. Just place a small amount onto your fingers, apply to wet hair and rinse thoroughly and for the best results for shine, leave the conditioner in for 1 minute before rinsing.

              Timotei costs £2.32 for a 400ml bottle from Tesco, however, here and other supermarkets tend to do special offers on Timotei products. I went to Tescos yesterday and saw these were on a special offer for just £1 which I think is a bargain as some other cheap makes cost this amount but don't seem to work as well. I always tend to buy a few while they're on offer because you always need shampoo and conditioner.

              Overall, I've been very pleased with the results that Timotei conditioner has given my. My hair is naturally shinny, soft, smooth and smells great, I'll definitely will be sticking to this product for my hair.

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              25.09.2009 23:37
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              Great regular conditioner

              I spotted Timotei conditioner in my local poundland for the bargain price of only 1 pound for a 400ml bottle,i picked up fresh herbs and kiwi for normal hair.
              The bottle is light green with a darker green lid,the bottle has good information on and tells you that you only need to leave the conditioner on for 1 minute.
              it also states that the blend of revitalising ingredients will help to strengthen your hair from root to tip.
              I applied Tiomotei conditioner after using the timotei shampoo(which was also only 1 pound from my local ponudland)
              i found that it smelt really nice and fresh and you could really smell the kiwi,it applied really well and i left mine in for the standard 1 minute as stated,it washed out well and left my hair feeling really soft and silky.
              After styling my hair felt great and also smelt good anough to eat.
              This is an all round good conditioner and i would defoo buy again,i would say to use it with Tiomoei shampoo for better results.

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                24.08.2009 13:28
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                Repair & nourishment for any hair type

                I usually stick to my favourite brands when it comes to toiletries and beauty products. One of my favourite brands of shampoos and conditioners is Timotei. On my last shopping trip I popped a bottle of 'Timotei Repair & Nourishment Avocado & Apricot Conditioner' into my trolley. This conditioner is specified as being for dry or damaged hair. My hair is classified as 'normal' but I decided to try it out anyway as I liked the sound of it.

                I have very fine hair that tangles easily. If I do not use a good conditioner I find that I have to pull the knots out my hair with a comb before I can blow-dry it. Timotei Repair & Nourishment makes my hair feel wonderfully soft and tangle-free. After rinsing off my shampoo I apply a small amount of Timotei conditioner (about a tablespoon full) and leave it to soak in for 1 minute before rinsing thoroughly. My hair feels and looks fantastic!

                According to the back of the bottle the reason why they use avocado and apricot is as follows:
                Avocado is rich in minerals and is well known for its nourishing and repairing benefits & Apricot has moisturising and revitalising properties.

                I do not find the packaging very attractive, mainly because they have used 2 colours that I do not like: a light green bottle with an orange lid. The lid works well with a flip-up section for easy dispensing of the conditioner. Nothing about the packaging would make me stop and take a second look. The only reason why I would pick up a bottle in a supermarket is because it is a brand that I buy regularly.

                In general I would recommend others trying out the Timotei conditioner as it works fantastically well and makes my hair feel great. A 400ml bottle will cost £2.29.

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                07.08.2009 20:26
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                A good buy if you want softer, smoother hair, but wouldn't recommend to those with greasy hair

                I needed something to rescue my hair and when I was browsing the hair care section in TESCO, I found Timotei Silky Shine shampoo and conditioner with orchid and silk proteins. My hair is naturally quite dry, but my previous shampoo had left it in an even worse condition, so a conditioner labeled "Silky Shine" was exactly what I needed.

                The shampoo and conditioner both come in a 400ml pale green bottle with a pink lid. They have a picture of a flower on the front - presumably an orchid. I have no idea what an orchid looks like. At the bottom of the bottle is a small label that says "normal or dull hair". The packaging looked slightly cheap in my opinion, but the packaging isn't really the important thing. I was drawn to it because of the natural ingredients (100% natural silk proteins and naturally derived orchid extract) - it says that on the back of the bottle. It also says it will leave your hair shiny and soft.

                I used the shampoo and conditioner together. I have not tried the Timotei conditioner with another brand of shampoo or vice versa. Both had a pleasant clean and fresh smell and were slightly pink in colour. After shampooing my hair and rinsing as you would with any shampoo, I applied the conditioner from roots to ends. It says on the bottle to leave for one minute, but I always like to leave conditioner on for a while longer - usually 3-5 minutes. I found the conditioner was quite hard to rinse out. There was a patch on top of my head towards the back that felt greasy even after rinsing it several times.

                After washing and conditioning, my hair was very easy to comb. It didn't feel knotted or tangled at all. I let it dry naturally as I always do and when it dry it looked much healthier. It was smoother and shinier and smelt great. It did seem thinner and flatter than usual, but I expected that from a smoothing shampoo. It also became greasy more quickly. I normally only need to wash my hair every 4 days because it's so dry, but after using Timotei I need to wash it every 2-3 days. That's probably not a bad thing for me as I felt like my previous shampoo had stripped my hair of all natural oils, but if your hair normally gets greasy quickly I wouldn't recommend this conditioner.

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                29.11.2008 18:53
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                a bit of a let down

                Timotei Conditioner
                Revives Cherry Extract & Cotton
                Coloured Hair Range
                Timotei are owned by Unilever. They first launched Timotei shampoos in Sweden in the 1970's and then came to the UK in 1983. They started producing products mainly aimed at Blonde hair, you may remember their first advert featuring a young lady with beautiful long blonde hair walking through a summer's meadow, but now make shampoos and conditioners for all hair colours and types.
                Timotei have an extensive range of Shampoos and Conditioners for every hair type. They have suggested which conditioners worked well with which shampoo and are a well established brand name.
                I have used many of their products and have always been very pleased with the results. As I have highlights in my hair and am now being classed as 'middle aged' (although I still feel 21) I have noticed my hair needs a very good conditioner to keep the smooth, silky feeling and shine to it.
                So when I noticed this new range of Timotei Conditioners in my local supermarket I decided to give it a go. I also liked the 'buy 1 get 1 free' offer on this product. I purchased the Timotei Strength and Shine Shampoo that was the suggested match to use alongside the product at the bargain cost of £2.40.

                The Bottle
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                Both products were the larger 400ml size in the light green bottles. The conditioner had a Cherry Red base (or in conditioner bottles the top which the bottle stands on, so does that make it the bottom, any way the end that the liquid appears from)/ This is obviously the advertising companies idea to draw you attention to the 'cherry extract' that is meant to be within the ingredients. There is a lovely large photo of cherries splashed with dew on the front of the bottle, with a smaller cotton bud at the top. A delicious picture that I feel would look much better on a Mr Kipling's Cherry Bakewell box. Oh, I forgot to say for those who need it - top right hand corner is a little 1 min timer to let you know 'it only takes a minute girl', sorry, to the Take That fans - had to be done.
                The Ingredient
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                Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Cetrimonlum, chloride, Edylhexyl, Methoxycinnamarte, DMDM Hydanton, Disodium EDRA, TEA - Dodecylbenzensulfonate, Gossypium Herbaceum seed oil, Propylene glycol, BHT, Silica, Prunus Avium Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 60.....
                I am going to stop listing the ingredients here because, as you can see, unless you've got a masters degrees in chemistry none of these will make any sense whatsoever. I will tell you about a few of these ingredients as I feel they will shed some light onto why I have stopped using this product.
                The Meaning of some of the Ingredients
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                The Prunus Avium does indeed mean Wild Cherry. However, how much of the fruit from this tree is used is not stated. (Apparently birds adore this small fruit so you need to get to the tree before they do !!)
                Cetearyl Alcohol is a white, waxy, solid material, which comes in the form of flakes. It doesn't dissolve in water, but readily dissolves in oil. (hmm I feel one of 2 things could result in this - either dandruff or a greasy residue) However, most conditioners do contain this ingredient.
                Gossypium Herbaceum is the cotton extract and is widely used in Homeopathic remedies. However, it is used to relive cervical, menstrual and pregnancy problems, so I am not sure of its function in shampoo or conditioner.
                Propylene Glycol, known also by the systematic name propane-1,2-diol, is an organic compound that has a faintly sweet, odorless, and colorless clear viscous liquid. This is basically a moisturizer used in medicines, cosmetics, food, toothpaste, mouth wash, and tobacco products. It is also used as a medical and sexual lubricant (A.K.A. "personal lubricant")
                This later ingredient is obviously the stuff that gets the girl in the advert groaning with pleasure, over another well owned brand of shampoos and conditioners. So that's the secret ingredient that gives you the organism whilst in the shower. I always thought you needed something a little firmer than a shampoo or conditioner to get that sensation.
                The Instructions
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                The instructions come in English, Spanish and Greek. I like the catching 'unleash the beauty of nature' quote just before information about how this product restores softness and shine to coloured hair. It also boasts of having a 'luxurious and aromatic blend if ingredients, including fresh cherry and cotton...' So what else does it claim to do for you?
                1. Intensively revives and enriches hair from root to tip.
                2. Leaves your hair soft, silky and vibrant.
                The Directions
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                These are the usual directions you get on any conditioner, however unlike some you don't have to leave this on for 3 mins, only 1 min for a more intensive treatment. So apply evenly to wet hair after shampooing, rinse thoroughly.
                The Aroma and Texture
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                When opening the bottle there is a lovely smell of warm fruits. However, it's more of an almond smell than cherries. I believe this to be the Propylene glycol not the Prunus Avium. It also reminded me of a fabric conditioner but I can't remember which one. It is a lovely smell but doesn't have the freshness I was expecting.
                The texture was thick, creamy and soft, although a little greasy.
                Its pale white colour wasn't what I was expecting either. I don't why but I had imagined it would be a pale pink / red colour - maybe something to do with the cherries on the front and red base.
                Using the Product
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                As I mentioned earlier I had been using this alongside the shampoo suggested (Timotei Strength and Shine) so believed I was onto a winning combination. The shampoo had left my hair feeling really clean (almost squeaky clean in fact). I followed instructions on both products and after 1 min washed the conditioner out thoroughly in the shower. I could feel it detangling as I massaged it into my hair. You don't need a great amount of the product as it does cover really well and when combing through it spreads and covers well. I always part towel dry and leave for about 20 mins before blow drying, as it tends to stop my hair dry too quickly and looking as if I just stuck my finger in the electric socket. As I brushed my hair through it did feel really soft and had a good shine to it. Even after straightening my hair felt lovely. I did also notice that it gave my highlights a bit of a boast. Something to do with the Cetearyl Alcohol waxy substance maybe?
                I continued to use this product over the next few weeks. However, after about 10 days I noticed my hair was becoming greasy. I lessened the time I left the conditioner on but it made no difference. My hair was just becoming greasier. I also noticed that the bottle opening became blocked quicker than most conditioners I have used. I had to wipe it off or lay it on the side to stop the conditioner blocking the hole.
                The Conclusion
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                I have not used this product any differently to other products and had kept to my usual hair washing routine. Because of having highlights my hair tends to be drier rather than greasy, so I was really surprised how greasy my hair became. I have stopped using this conditioner and have returned to my usual brand. Within a week, my hair is back to being lovely and soft without the chip pan look to it.
                I am going to give this Timotei product a wide berth in the future. However, the shampoo is still a great buy and I am continuing to use this. I am a regular buyer of Timotei products and have been for many years, but recommend you choice a different conditioner if your hair is prone to being on the greasy side.

                Also published on Ciao under name pixie65
                Thanks for reading guys x

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                  01.11.2008 10:35
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                  Great conditioner!

                  I used Timotei as a child because the woman in the adverts had extremely long and vary blonde hair. I thought that if I used it mine would look the same. I became very disillusioned with the product as my hair remained mousy and didn't ever get that long. So I stopped using it for some time. Then as an adult I figured that it probably never actually claimed to lighten your hair or make it grow so I gave it another go! I found it to be great!

                  Timotei conditioner is really rich and thick. It smell so fresh and the smell lasts well after blow-drying. My hair becomes really soft after I have used it.

                  I find it works better the longer you leave it in. Some conditioners require a specific time and anything longer makes your hair heavy and limp. Not so with Timotei conditioners. They are really light and do not weigh the hair down at all.

                  This conditioner costs about £1.90. It isn't cheap but neither is it expensive for a leading brand. It really works as well, which makes it all the more worth it.

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                  30.10.2008 19:13
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                  A great conditioner

                  When it comes to birthdays and Christmas our family have always bought one another lots of 'stocking fillers' so that the recipient has lots of things to open - we're daft like that!

                  The sorts of things we do buy are shampoo, conditioner, shower gel etc. That way there are lots of presents to open but they are all useful and in my case by the time I have had my birthday on 29th November and then Christmas I am usually stocked up for the year ahead!

                  Last year I had quite a few sets of matching shampoos and conditioners but also one or two odd ones too and one of these is the one I am about to review.

                  The name of this particular one is Timotei Henna Copper Radiance Conditioner and it was bought for me because I have auburn hair. I grant you there's a fair bit of grey in it these days but - hey - it just looks like highlights from a distance!

                  Since this was a gift I have no idea how much was paid for it but I gather that it currently costs about £2.

                  Anyway the other day I found that I still had some of a Lush shampoo bar left that I have had for ages and decided to use it again so I needed some conditioner to go with it - enter Timotei.

                  So, in the shower I went and washed my hair with the shampoo bar. I then massaged the conditioner into my hair and left it to do its work whilst I had my shower rinsing it off as I finished my ablutions. It rinsed out of my hair thoroughly.

                  The conditioner itself is nice and thick and is pearlescent white. It massages well into my hair feeling really nice even at that stage of the proceedings. It smells lovely although I have no idea what the fragrance is I'm afraid. It could be henna I suppose although I don't know what henna smells like!

                  I then blow dried my hair as usual and as it dried it felt so soft but it was still manageable. I have found that some of these products make my hair soft but so flyaway I can't do a thing with it!

                  When I had finished drying my hair it was shiny, it smelled lovely and it was really soft and nice to the touch.

                  It gets better though. I usually find that the initial softness created by washing my hair wears off after 24 hours and although my hair is still clean that real softness has gone. With Timotei it is different that softness lasts for two or three days for me.

                  The conditioner that I have is in a dark golden brown container (although I think the more recent incarnation is in a bottle of a lighter colour) which stands with the opening end on the shelf. I always like these sort of containers as it is so much easier to get all of the contents out because gravity makes sure the conditioner is at the end where the opening is.

                  Looking at the picture at the top of this category - the conditioner I have is the one second from the left!

                  According to the bottle this one is especially for people with 'natural or coloured mid brown to dark brown hair', which is pretty obvious as it is a henna based product and whilst I can't honestly say that I have seen any real difference in the colour of my hair the condition when I use this is exceptional.

                  To be honest this is an excellent conditioner for what appears to be a good price. I shall certainly try the matching shampoo and conditioner and some point as I have no reason to suppose that I would be anything other than delighted!

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                    06.05.2008 04:11
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                    Timotei conditioner

                    I recently wrote about the Timotei shampoo I am using, so thought it was about time I also wrote about the matching conditioner.

                    ~About the product~

                    Timotei have various different types of conditioner in their range, but the one I will be writing about is their Softening oat milk and peach conditioner. This is from their new range and is designed to be used on 'normal' hair.

                    ~Packaging~

                    The conditioner comes in a bottle, similar in shape to the ones pictured above, and I think it is more aesthetically pleasing than the bottle that than the one the shampoo comes in. Like the shampoo bottle, I do not like the green and peach colour combination, nor the picture, of what appears to be a wheat sheaf as it reminds me too much of something you would see on a cereal box!

                    ~Using it~

                    The conditioner is a pale peach colour, and a nice consistency - not too watery and not too thick. When you dispense the product, you can smell that it has the same, rather strange, fragrance as the shampoo, fruity, but not all that nice. The conditioner was a bit subtler than the shampoo though, which I thought made it a bit nicer.

                    The conditioner glides through the hair easily and once applied should be left for one minute, before rinsing away.

                    ~Results~

                    Immediately after rinsing I could tell that this had really untangled my hair. Once my hair was dry it felt lovely and soft, a bonus as my hair can sometimes feel quite coarse, so it definitely lived up to it's softening claims. It also left my hair looking quite shiny, which I was pleased about, as the shampoo used with another conditioner had left my hair quite dull. It did leave some frizz, but it wasn't too bad, and was easily sorted with straighteners and serum.

                    ~Price~

                    This cost about £2.29 from Boots for a 400ml bottle and can also be picked up from Wilkinsons for just £1.99.

                    ~Conclusion~

                    I liked this better than the shampoo as it left my hair feeling quite soft and shiny. I didn't, however think the packaging was up to much, and the smell, despite being more subtle than the shampoo still wasn't great. Overall there was nothing that really made this stand out from other conditioners on the market, which is why I can only give it three stars.

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