“ Brand: Timotei / Type: Hair Shampoo „
I have always liked all of the timotei hair products that I have tried in the past, which is quite a lot, since they are very often on offer in Tesco and other supermarkets. I have found that the timotei shampoo's nearly always leave my hair feeling soft and silky and tend to smell very nice, and often linger on your hair.
Well, recently in Tesco, I noticed they had some of their Timotei products on offer, with some of their shampoo's and conditioners retailing at 99p for a 300 bottle. Now, I needed to pick up some shampoo anyhow, and although, as I said, I very much like Timotei, I'm not really that brand loyal when it comes to shampoo's and will tend to pick up bargains. However, in this case, the bargain was the Timotei, and one particular Timotei product, which I had previously never tried, really stood out - Timotei Deep Brunette shampoo.
This product is particulary noticeable on the shelf, given that most of the other Timotei shampoo products come in pastel colour bottle, wheras this particular one comes in a copper colour, with a deeper copper lid. This shampoo is one of the Timotei range of 'beauty recipes from around the world' and claims to include in it make up, 'a subtle alliance of henna leaf extract from Egpyt renowned for its darkening properties and organi argo oil from Morocco known to moisturize and bring extra shine to the hair'. After reading this, the picture at the bottom front of the bottle makes more sense showing this argo oil, alongside what I cano only presume is henna extract.
On the front of the bottle, it also states that this shampoo is suitable for all shades of brown hair, rather than those who are 'deep brunettes', although in my case, my hair is a very dark brown colour.
On the back of the bottle, it makes the claim that this shampoo with give a 'healthy radiant shine, which will highlight dark brown shades and reveral a variety of natural brown tones of your hair.' For even better results, it suggests using this shampoo, alongside the henna leaf extract and argon oil conditioner from Timotei, which I cannot comment on, as I rarely use conditioner.
I have beeb using this product for a little while now, and I have found it to be just as good as the other Timotei shampoos in terms of their ability to make your hair look and feel soft, smooth and silky. and really feeling that it is in good condition. After washing my hair, I was able to comb it the whole way through, which to me is a good sign of a shampoo, as I find that when it is difficult to do so, without getting into a tangle, this usually means the shampoo has not done what it may claim on its bottle on my hair. Not the case here.
In regards to the highlighting of brown tones in the hair, it is difficult to say. I did think after I had dried my hair that I could see the subtle difference in the brown shades that make up the strands of my hair, more evidently, however, I don't know whether this was because I was purposely looking for it, and noticed it more than usual. I do think however that in comparison to other shampoos I do notice the differences in teh shades more when using this shampoo, so there must be some truth in it.
All in all, even if its effect on the colour/tones of my hair is hard to verify entirely, this shampoo still leaves my hair feeling soft, silky and smooth, and looking in great condition, and so with the added boost of subtle hair tones, then this is an ideal (and great value) way to making your hair look and feel great with some extra sheen to liven up your brown hair. A great product!
For a very long time now I've had black hair. I dye it black as I'm a natural red head but got fed up of it basically! Most of my hair (but the ends) has now gone to brunette through lots of home dying and I wanted a shampoo that would enhance and give that shine. That's why I purchased this shampoo in Asda, on offer costing a pound a bottle and I thought that was really, really cheap for something for a Pacific hair type!
Bronzy/orangy plastic coloured bottle that has a bronze flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle I am told that it is Timotei 'Beauty Recipes From Around The World', Deep Brunette 'For All Shades Of Brown Hair' and that it is shampoo 'A subtle alliance of henna leaf extract from Egypt renowned for its darkening properties and organic argon oil from Morocco known to moisturize and bring extra shine to the hair'. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit more about the product (and in a foreign language too), ingredients and size are stated (in this case it's 300ml in size) and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of the product) are stated. It's a very nice, easy to squeeze bottle and looks nice quality and of course it's as informative as it needs to be.
The Shampoo Itself:
The shampoo itself is a shimmery light brown colour and feels moisturising from the moment you put it on your hand to apply it to your damp/wet hair and is of a thickish consistency. It has a wonderful sort of floral aroma to it which isn't all that heavy but slightly sweet, natural smelling and expensive.
A small blob of this goes a very long way indeed and as usual I always shampoo, rinse and repeat. I found it to lather up into nice rich, thick bubbles, release a gorgeous scent and it felt moisturising when just massaging it in.
It rinsed out with ease...and thats it job done!
This shampoo not only leaves my hair smelling gorgeous for hours upon hours and feeling thoroughly cleansed but it leaves hair feeling like silk and with an amazing natural shimmer. Although it softened my hair it didn't make it unmanageable but simply strokably soft. After using it for the past couple of weeks now my hair is full of life, shiny and feels stronger.
I love this shampoo and because of the gentle colour enhancers this has within it really does make brown shades shimmer beautifully and the oil within it just strengthens and adds shine.
I love this shampoo and I won't hesitate in repurchasing it time and time again in the future!
Available in all good supermarkets etc costing about £2.00 a bottle if not on offer.