“ Brand: Timotei / 400ml / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Refreshes, „
As I have previously said in my reviews, I am not particularly loyal to one brand of shampoo, although I do always like to keep a trusty bottle of head and shoulders should my scalp start to get flaky. Anyway, like a lot of peope, I tend to stock up on shampoos when those buy one get one free offers appear on them in the likes of Tesco, and this Timotei shampoo is a prime example.
Although it is presently priced at just over £2.30 in Tesco, I got two bottles on offer a few months back at 2 for 1, and I am just getting around to using the first one. The one that I picked to start with was Timotei strength and shine with fresh herb and kiwi shampoo. This shampoo comes in a pale green bottle of 400ml, with a darker green lid, and a couple of small pictures of 'herbs' and 'kiwi' at the front of the bottle. The front of the shampoo bottle also states that this is for those with normal hair.
On the reverse of the product, it states that this is a mild shampoo. It also claims that it offers an 'invigorating fragrance of wild herb and kiwi......the revitalising blend of ingredients strengthens hair from root to tip, bringing out a gleaming shine'.
As you squeeze a small amount into the palm of your hand, you can instantly smell a fresh somewhart fruity smell which is very pleasant. The shampoo itself is green in colour, and I found that it lathered up very easily, and washed out without any problems.
A shine of a good shampoo to me, is one that after washing allows you to brush a comb through your hair without it getting tangled, and this timotei shampoo allowed me to brush through without any fuss. Although the fragrance didn't linger on my hair unfortunately, I still found that it left my hair shiny and healthy looking. As for whether or not it strengthens it, well only time will tell, however, I am very impressed with the shine and the softness which has left on my hair.
All in all, I think this is a great shampoo. As I said, whether it really does strengthen your hair will only be vaidated in time, however I have found that it really does leave you hair feeling shiny and soft. It allowed me to brush through my wet hair without any tangles. My only slight criticism is that the lovely fresh scent that you get when you open the lid, does not linger on your hair, unlike some other shampoos. I would however very much recommend this shampoo, particularly when you are getting it on offer, which happens quite regularly at Tesco.
I bought this along with another from the same range when I was after a cheap shampoo and spotted it on a half price offer in Tesco, making it just £1.16 for a 400ml bottle.
It comes in a green plastic bottle, which is opaque so you can't really easily tell how much you have left. It has a flip top lid which does fasten securely for in the bathroom, but perhaps not tightly enough to take travelling with you and not have to worry about spillage.
The shampoo is a transparent green colour with a rather runny consistency. I find it can be quite difficult not to get too much out of the bottle because of how runny it is, it just comes out too fast. It does have a nice texture to it though, is easy to work through the hair, and lathers up nice and quickly.
It creates a lot of lather from just a small amount of the shampoo so it's really not necessary to use a lot in one go. The lather is really fine and soft and it feels lovely and refreshing to the hair and scalp as you massage it through the hair. The scent is nice and fresh, mainly a fresh, fruity kiwi aroma, but it also has a slight herbal undertone.
After washing with this my hair feels squeaky clean and very fresh, but it doesn't feel as smooth as with other shampoos, and it can be difficult to get a comb through it.
The first few times I used the shampoo I was very impressed with the results once my hair had dried. It felt really fresh and light, and looked healthy, smooth, shiny, and even a little lighter and brighter than usual. It also seemed to stop my hair from getting greasy and looking dirty as quickly as usual, so I was able to leave it for longer between washes.
After the first few uses however, I found that it seemed to be drying my hair out a little, and I had a lot of frizz right at the roots of my hair, which I've never experienced before. This was easily solved by using conditioner or serums, but I really don't like using these products on my roots as I just feel it leaves them looking greasy.
I do think this is a decent shampoo for the price, but if you have dry or damaged hair or are prone to frizz then I'd avoid it as it could just make it worse.
Timotei is a a range of shampoos and conditioners manufactured by Unilever.
I have the Timotei shampoo for normal hair in Wild Herb and Kiwi.
The bottle cost £2.95 from Tesco Express in Wallington, for the price you get 300ml of the product.
The bottle is made of plastic, ad the product is a vivid green colour, of which you can see through the plastic.
The shampoo is very thin and runs very easily from the bottle, which can be problematic as you can end up putting too much in your hands.
The product does smell gorgeous, like fresh Kiwi and a hint of pineapple (well thats what it smells like to me!).
The shampoo makes a huge lather which can be fun and you can create Marge Simpson hair in the bath!
The product is great as an everyday shampoo as its reasonably priced, smells good and leaves your hair feeling very cleansed.
The only downside is that you do get what you pay for and the smell is goes as soon as you dry your hair!
Having long hair, I go through a lot of shampoo and conditioner, so usually just buy which ever one is on special offer, which is how I came to buy a bottle of Timotei's strength and shine shampoo.
~About the product~
This is a shampoo for 'normal' hair and is scented with fresh herbs and kiwi. It claims to strengthen the hair from root to tip, and bring out 'gleaming shine.' It is dermatologically tested.
This comes in a pale green bottle with a darker green flip top lid. There are two pictures on the front -one of a leaf, which I guess represents the herbs contained in this, and also a smaller picture of a kiwi. This is not the most exciting packaging ever - in fact it looks quite cheap - but it's OK.
The shampoo is green in colour and smells lovely. It has a very fresh scent, which smells quite leafy (if that makes sense) with a fruity edge. I have found that it doesn't take much of this shampoo to wash the entire length of my hair, and it lathers up really well too.
The scent of the shampoo really envelopes you, and it's really refreshing and it smells really clean. I use a lot of products on my hair, so sometimes have to wash it twice to get rid of all the build up, but with this I only need to wash it once, no matter how much stuff is in my hair, which is obviously a big plus point for me.
From such a cheap brand, I was expecting this shampoo to get my hair clean and not much else, so I have been surprised at how lovely it makes my hair feel. My hair feels incredibly soft after using this, and actually looks quite shiny, rather than dull as it normally does and it smells lovely and fresh too. I wouldn't say that the results are spectacular, but there is definitely an improvement there, which I hadn't been expecting.
This shampoo is widely available and costs around £2.39 for a 400ml bottle. I got mine at Boots, but the price is taken from the Tesco website.
This was a nice shampoo, and I was quite impressed with it, given the price. It is perhaps, not the best shampoo you will ever use, but it will leave your hair soft, shiny and smelling lovely and fresh, which for the price, I think is fantastic.
An invigorating fragrance of wild herb and kiwi that strengthens hair form root to tip, and brings out a gleaming shine /