Product Type: Timotei hair care products
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Jericho Rose - a big flop!
Timotei Dream Volume Shampoo
Author Name: Praskipark
Timotei Dream Volume Shampoo
Date: 19/12/12, updated on 19/12/12 (209 review reads)
Advantages: Cleans and leaves hair shiny
Disadvantages: Need to use more, doesn't work as a volume shampoo
Timotei is a brand of shampoo that I have used several times throughout my hair washing days. I don't have an allegiance to any brand but when I can't find the one I think I am looking for I generally buy Timotei. I was surprised to see that their Dream Volume shampoo has been repackaged and doesn't look like the one above, the sturdy white bottle with a picture of fruit on the front. The one I bought last month is now a slim line bottle in clear plastic with a green flip lid that opens and closes easily. The bottle weighs less than the old type and can be recycled. It says on the front that the shampoo is infused with pink grapefruit and Jericho Rose and is for fine and delicate hair. There are no parabens or silicons present and the extracts are 100% natural. Actually, I am not keen on the new bottle design, I prefer the old one. This looks a bit cheap and nasty.
My hair is generally thick and quite long. I am not well at the moment and my hair seems to be going very thin at the sides. This is very worrying and I really sympathise and understand how guys feel when they start to lose their hair. This is not a good situation. This is the reason I bought this Dream Volume shampoo hoping that it might give my hair a boost and when dry, look thicker than it is. Does it work? Let's take a look at the properties of this shampoo and see if it does the job.
On their website Timotei state that their hair products are inspired by nature and contain 100% natural oils and plant extracts that are known for their effectiveness and exceptional properties for health and beauty. Pink Grapefruit, I know is full of Vitamin C. It refreshes and moisturises. As for Jericho Rose, I don't know too much about it except it is a kind of tumbleweed that grows in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. I think it can also be found in the Canary Islands. It's a strange one, curls up into a ball when the ground dries out to conserve the small amounts of moisture inside. It is unable to store water like other desert plants. What its magical properties are I haven't a clue. Apparently, it is meant to promote a long and healthy life and if you carry it on you it absorbs negative energy. From what I can make out by reading snippets on the net it has exceptional cleaning and rejuvenating properties.
When washing my hair I usually put a small blob of shampoo in the palm of my hand, only a bit as I don't like too much lather. I like to be able to wash all the soap out properly so that there is no residue as this makes my hair greasy. With this shampoo I have to use a larger amount, a blob the size of a 50p. The consistency is like jelly that hasn't set properly. It wobbles but is still slightly runny. The smell is fresh, that must be the grapefruit although I think it smells more like cucumber with a slight chemical smell. The colour is a cross between pink and tangerine. I wouldn't say the smell is intense, it is quite delicate. I always do a repeat wash to make sure my hair is thoroughly clean and this shampoo does seem to clean very well. The shampoo is very easy on my eyes if accidently some runs into the corners. It doesn't sting and it feels okay when massaging it into my head.
I always slightly towel dry my hair just enough to soak up the excess water and then leave it to dry naturally. When my hair is dry I brush it out and there are no tangles at the back which is a good thing as knotty hair drives me crazy. I have noticed that after using this Timotei shampoo my hair really shines and does look good but as far as the volume issue goes there are no changes. It doesn't work so the title of Dream Volume isn't justified. I also noticed that the fresh, clean aroma doesn't last long; it fades after a couple of hours. I haven't had any sort of skin reaction to this shampoo, I think it is quite gentle and not at all astringent.
I paid the equivalent of £2.25 for a 250ml bottle which is a little more expensive than other ranges for this size. I am disappointed that the shampoo didn't work and my hair is still thin at the sides and flat. I think its okay to use if you just want clean, shiny hair but then you might as well by a bog standard shampoo not one that promises to give your hair volume. I also use more than I generally do when I use other brands like Pantene, as the consistency is too thin and doesn't lather up with a small amount. This bottle has lasted about 2.5 weeks and I wash my hair every other day. Sorry folks, I really can't recommend Timotei Dream Volume Shampoo with Jericho Rose and infused with pink grapefruit.
Summary: Not bad as an ordinary shampoo but hopeless as a volume shampoo