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I picked up a bottle of Timotei from the supermarket when it was on offer for a pound following a colleagues recommendation that it had done wonders for her hair. I hadn't used it in years and picked up one that was blondes with high hopes.
I found this shampoo really easy to use but the packaging which is squeezy style with an opening on the lid makes me squeeze out more than I want to so I end up using too much each time!
This shampoo lathers up really well and smells clean and fantastic. I think it has camomile in it which helps to enhance the blonde hair.
To use this shampoo I wet my hair and squeeze out a little in to the palm of my hand then work it through the roots of my hair working towards the end. It does not go to a squeaky finish but I know it makes my hair feel really clean and I can go up to three days before needing to wash it again.
I do not have anything bad to say about this shampoo as it is easy on the pocket and performs well on the hair too - what more could you want?
I should add that I did not use the conditioner at the time as I had a big bottle in anyway but it worked fine with a different one from the range.
I would not hesitate to buy this again, especially at that price I will be stocking up. I am so glad my colleague recommended it to me.
I have been and remain engaged in Project Reduce The Toiletries Stash in my bathroom. This has built up over many years - seriously, this week I retrieved two Molton Brown goodie bags and a Boots Box from a top shelf which must have been there since last century.
This shampoo had not been in the stash any where near so long. It is one my mum gave me - because the last thing I needed even when she gave it to me was even more shampoo. But as a good daughter, I took it. Because the bottle is so big and using up smaller bottles was, to be honest, more satisfying, it got to live in a bathroom cupboard for several years.
This was probably unfair on it.
Timotei is one of those multi-national company products - in this case, Unilever - which used to be widely sold in a wide range of varieties here. It is nowadays more sold and the varying products in the range are avavailble more widely abroad, especially in Europe. I know that the lasts time I bought Timotei was in Spain as it was the brand of champu I recognised.
There is a reason for that brand recognition - the Timotei girl ads with a girl with an irritating penchant for washing her hair anywhere and everwhere. I wash mine in the bathroom and only very, very occasionally under waterfalls or in tubs of water, so this was not a main selling point for me. I also tend to prefer non-irritating of my sensitive scalp combined with ethical production for my shampoos.
But I also hate waste and this bottle was staring at me each time I opened that cupboard. So it got to come out and play. And despite its long lay-over in the stash, it showed itself to be a good, effective and pleasantly fragranced shampoo.
The one mum gave me and so the one I am reviewing is the Oat Milk and Peach Softening Shampoo. I do love the smell of peach and this is the dominant note in the fragrence of this shampoo. The oats are not an ingredient I tend to associate with shampoo, though they did seem to work in softening my hair - as well as driving me to the kitchen cupboard for some oatcakes with cheese!
The white shampoo is quite thick coming out of the bottle but exits from the flip-top bottle easily enough. It lathers very well in wet hair and smells lovely both on the hands and the hair while going on. The scent lingers pleasantly on the hair despite rinsing, though not so much on the hands. The lather is good enough even on my mid-length hair that I could possibly get away with one go followed by a rinse. I always do two lather-rinse cycles though and this shampoo did a cracking job of cleaning my hair.
After drying, it left my hair soft, shiny and looking healthy even without using a conditioner. I usually use one but for the purpose of reviewing the product I though it fairer to give it go on its own.
It did not let me down.
Though Uniliver's marketing has. It does not seem to be available in this variety in the shops anymore, though it can sometimes be found on ebay, sometimes at silly prices. Which is a shame, as such a good and formerly reasonably priced shampoo should be more widely available. In the meantime, I will use my existing bottle up, which considering that the bottle is a generous 400ml size, will last me a long time.
Timotei's repair and shine shampoo is one of my most regularly bought shampoos. It is natural, good for my hair because of its natural ingredients, and it leaves my hair feeling hydrated and soft! Here are my views on this product, covering several aspects.
This Timotei product is available in many stores. It is the most convenient for me to buy this from local drug stores such as Superdrug or Boots for not a lot over a pound (which, if you think about it, is very good value for a good shampoo, considering what the average hair salon will not hesitate to charge you nowadays!); however, this product is frequently sold in supermarkets and for bargain prices too! Many a time have I snapped up one of its fabulous one pound or buy one get one free deals- this is brilliant on saving a bit of money where hair care is concerned.
This shampoo is a lovely soft silky texture, easy to apply to your hair, and likewise easy to rinse out. The packaging itself is very convenient; it is able to stand by itself unlike some ridiculously shaped shampoo bottles I know of, and all you have to do is squeeze to get the shampoo out! After application, the shampoo leaves my hair feeling moisturised and softer, whilst being a little more volumised. As the name of the product promises, it does leave your hair shinier; albeit not too noticeably, but still, if you yourself can notice the difference then there must be SOME impact there.
QUANTITY AND QUALITY:
Depending on the heaviness of use, one bottle used daily can last you anywhere between a few weeks to a few months; very good value if you refer to the price of obtaining it in the first place. I have never noticed anything in the slightest bit wrong with the quality; no defects in the packaging or unevenness in the shampoo itself.
ALL IN ALL ...? :
This is a very good quality, low priced shampoo, perfect for everyday use; highly recommended
I never tend to stick to one shampoo brand but in the past 12 months I have discovered two shampoo brands that I will alternate and I will never use another brand of shampoo. The two brands are Schwarzkopf and Timotei. I don't like to spend too much money on any of my beauty products and believe that cheaper products can do the job just as well. I first discovered Timotei by way of recommendation by a friend after commenting on how shiny her hair was she told me that she'd picked up a bottle of shampoo from the pound shop and I was very, very impressed that a shine so prominent could be achieved by using a £1 bottle of shampoo and the next time I was in town I popped into my local pound shop and picked up a bottle.
The Timotei bottle is thin and quite flat meaning that it is easy to keep hold of. It has a rounded lid which stops the shampoo from spilling out. The small bottle means that it isn't heavy like other shampoo bottles such as Tresemme which are impossible to tip upside down to pour out the shampoo especially with wet hands. The shampoo that I pick from this range is called shimmer shine and comes in a white bottle with green writing and a green lid.
Inside, the shampoo comes out really thick which I instantly liked and looked and felt luxorious. It lathers up really quickly and the bubbles are soft and plentysome even just a small amount of shampoo will effectively cover all of my hair despite having really long hair. The smell is amazing it is very sweet but not overwhelmingly so, the shampoo that I use smells of raspberries and the smell does remain long after my hair has dried which is also a big bonus.
Upon drying my hair after using this shampoo the shiny results were instant and the shine in my hair was a carbon copy of my friend's who I had earlier complimented. I was really, really impressed with the shampoo it left my hair not only shiny but looking healthy and replenished. Above all this shampoo is just £1 so it is great value too. I would definitely recommend this shampoo!
I know there are 23 other reviews about Timotei shampoos and mine probably won't make any difference but I thought I'd have a break from travel reviews and write about my hair and shampoo plus I get 300 Dooyoo miles for completing this task. Yippee!
I'm not a girl who spends bags of money on beauty products. I never have done and always believed in the natural look. I have very long black hair and at my age most women would have their hair cut short but it's my best feature and it's sticking with me the way it is probably to my ripe old age which isn't too far away. The good thing is that my hair is very straight and doesn't need a lot of messing about. I do not have any patience with fussing - wash, dry, brush and that's me done. Job finished.
However, I do love clean, shiny hair just like a horse's mane - that's what I strive for every day. I wash my hair every two days and never use conditioner. What does that tell you? I must be healthy because my hair is in excellent condition.
Is this superb condition thanks to a Timotei hair care product? It could be but then not necessarily because I change my shampoo brands often. Let's take a look and see...
Over the years I have tried and tested all Timotei shampoos and the one I am using now comes in a white plastic bottle - same shape as above with a green lid. The shape of the bottle is easy to handle and generally doesn't slide out of my hand when under the shower. The cap is rounded so the bottle can't be closed and stored upside down. Not a problem for me but some people might like to stand it on its end.
This is the difficult bit - translating Polish into English so I can tell you what the 3 main ingredients are. If I look at the picture at the front of the bottle I see rose petals, raspberries and three silver pearls. Okay, here's my very best Polish translation. The petals are from roses of Chile, raspberries are just raspberries not from anywhere in particular and Oh boy, the pearls are from China. I am intrigued about these extracts of pearls but it turns out that they are rich in amino acids such as alanine, glycine, serine, and are very good for our skin and hair. They nourish and moisturise. There is also a phrase on the bottle that says wlosy pozbawione blasku shampon - translated means Hair without glare shampoo??!!
On with the washing routine. I always wash my hair twice under the shower in one session. On most shampoo bottles the instructions tell you to do a repeat wash - probably to make you buy more bottles. In my case I have to wash my hair twice because of the length and to make sure it is clean.
Having rinsed my locks with tepid water I then open the green cap, take a smell of the shampoo which smells very sweet and sugary - raspberries are the overpowering aroma here. I then place a blob of the silky pale pink liquid into the palm of my hand. The blob size is about as round and big as a cheddar biscuit (sorry about the comparison - that's the first thing that came into my head). Consistency is smooth, quite thick - a bit like a spoonful of plain yoghurt with a drop of cochineal in it. I then place the blob on top of my head and rub the liquid gently into the crown of my head, twirling the length of my hair round and round until it is like a turban on top. Using both hands and with a sidewards movement I rub the shampoo all over my hair. Then rinse thoroughly and repeat again. I have to add here that only these two smallish blobs of shampoo are needed otherwise too much lather is created and it is difficult to wash out.
After giving my hair a thorough rub with a dry towel I then let it dry naturally which usually takes ages. I very rarely use a hair dryer only when I need to go out urgently and my hair isn't dry.
So what's the verdict when my hair is dry? When I first started using this particular shampoo my hair looked very shiny, soft and not too fly away - just how I like it. I was very pleased with the results. My head and hair also smelt clean and refreshing. After 3 weeks I have changed my mind. It seems that after shampooing my hair it is only looking shiny on the long parts and the top of my head is slightly greasy after a few hours. Plus the back of my head has started to itch a bit so one of these ingredients is irritating my skin. On the second day my hair looks like it needs washing again which is not good so my verdict is that this doesn't suit my hair type and I've probably picked up the wrong bottle. Remember - the phrase earlier - Hair without Glare - this shampoo is for hair that is dull and not shiny. My hair has always been shiny so I didn't need a shampoo to give me extra shine. Oh dear - my Polish language isn't improving at all.
I paid 6 zloty (about £1.20) and I still have a quarter of a bottle left which I won't be using any more.
Can I recommend it - Yes, if you have dull hair - I think this will make your hair shine but don't use too much in one washing session and as soon as your hair starts to look greasy at the top of your head change it.
When I go shopping and I have 'shampoo' on my list I tend to just go to the hair and beauty section of Tesco and buy the shampoo on special offfer - as I believe shampoo is shampoo and it all does the same thing. When the Timotei brand was on offer I put it in my trolley (just the shampoo not conditioner) and thought nothing more about it until the following day.
I washed my hair the following morning and as soon as I lathered it in my hair the fragrance hit me straight away - it was a lovely fragrance and washed out so easily. As I was drying my hair it felt nice and soft to the touch and I was quite impressed. The following week I was back in Tesco and grabbed a bottle of conditioner - the same fragrance obviously :)
When I washed my hair again I used the conditioner and could fell the softness straight away. After my hair was dry I could style it so easily! It was softer than I have ever know it and was very managable.
I was so impressed I buy it every time I run out of shampoo & conditioner now! I like to alternate different scents as I love fruity scents and it never lets me down. I would definately recommend it :)
I am one of those people who can not stick to the same brand of shampoo for very long, I get bored of the smell and the shampoo starts to lose its affect, I also like to try the latest products and the shops latest offers.
I remember Timotei as the green and white bottle containing a very herbal smelling shampoo, the one my mum used to use on my hair when I was a child. However now it has totally changed its image with many many varieties for different hair types textures and colours.
I bought a bottle of Timotea Golden highlights shampoo last week as it was on offer in my local supermarket at one pound a bottle, not a bad price when compared to some bottles on the market today.
I am a blond so was drawn to the attractive golden packaging, with the title Golden highlights, the gold sparkle shampoo was just the right consistancy and smelt beautiful, almost honey like. It lathered lovely and rinsed clean very easily.
My hair felt thoroughly clean and soft and smelt amazing. I then went on to use the coordinating conditioner.
Once dried my hair is full bouncy fresh and shiny, it dried easily and I did not need to use my straighteners as my hair is smooth. This lasts all day.
For now I am now a Timotei convert totally happy with this shampoo, that is until the next offer comes along!
I have used several products in the Timotei range, but about a month ago I came across the Strength and Shine shampoo on offer in Tesco's. At the special price of 50p it was a bargain I couldn't refuse. I am very much of the opinion that all shampoos are the same, providing all you need them to do is leave your hair clean and remove dirt and grease. I do not have the same opinion at all where conditioners are concerned, but that is another story. Usually I will spend a maximum of £1 on a bottle of shampoo however, and for such a large bottle, this was a fantastic buy.
The Strength and Shine shampoo comes in a tall, pear shaped bottle. This particular shampoo is formulated foe 'normal' hair, and is fragranced with fresh herb and kiwi. The bottle itself is pale green to reflect the colours of said ingredients, and I particularly like the images the Timotei products have on the bottles, in this case a herb frond glistening with droplets of moisture, and a smaller image of a slice of kiwi fruit. The bottles are recyclable, and on the back is a short paragraph with the usual spiel about how the shampoo will revitalise your hair to leave it nourished and gleaming, etc.
The bottle has an emerald green cap, which flips open to reveal a hole through which the shampoo emerges. The bottle is squeezy, so when you tip it up you can control how much of the shampoo emerges. The shampoo itself is a similar green to the colour of the cap, and is viscous enough not to run out of your hand easily when you are cupping it. It has a lovely fresh fragrance that reminds me of apples more than anything else. There is a hint of kiwi in there, but I cannot detect any herbs at all. This does not bother me however, for the scent is so zingy and fruity without the nasty chemical smell some other products have.
You do not need much of the shampoo to work your hair up into a lather-y 'cap'. I have long hair, and I find that a blob of shampoo about the size of four grapes will more than suffice. When you wash the shampoo out - an easy process, and it doesn't leave your hair feeling at all tacky - the fresh scent remains detectable for a good 5 - 6 hours. I find that the shampoo leaves my hair completely dirt and grease free, without drying out my scalp.
I was very surprised by the quality of the shampoo, and by how healthy and shiny it leaves my hair - this was detectable after just a few uses. A bottle uses lasts me two to two and a half weeks, using it every day. The shampoo usually retails for around £1.99, although I have often seen it in pound shops for, er, £1. Considering how effective and delicious-smelling the shampoo is, i'm sorry I didn't buy more when I had the chance. I will certainly be using this product again, and heartily recommend it.
Timotei shampoo, according to the website, was launched in Sweden in the 1970's and came onto the United Kingdom market in 1983.
I change my brands of shampoo quite often, just to have a change. Variety is, after all, the spice of life, or so they say! But Timotei Golden Highlights is one of my favoured brands and I buy this more than any other brand. I always get the matching brand of conditioner too.
I will only pay one pound, or less, for a 250ml or 300ml bottle of shampoo so usually buy from a pound store or from Savers or when on offer from supermarkets or high street chemists. Sometimes I can't buy the same brand in the shampoo and conditioner so then usually go for another brand. There are a few shampoos that I like.
I've tried many varieties of the Timotei brand and I'm usually impressed but I love the golden highlights, the one in the golden bottle, the most.
I wash my hair every day and think it is in fairly good condition so, I am probably using the right hair products. This shampoo has an adorable smell, which lasts even after rinsing and drying. Also, the texture is smooth and just feels rich, creamy and luxurious.
My sixteen year old daughter also likes this and says it is her favourite too. It does bring out her blonde natural highlights well and her long hair does seem to benefit when using this product.
I am one of those people who can never stick to one shampoo for very long. I don't know how many people have this problem, but I just don't think my hair looks good, if I use the same one for too long.
I have just recently finished a bottle of Timotei Strength & Shine, with fresh herb and kiwi. This shampoo is designed for normal hair and it is translucent green in colour. It lathers up really well and you do not have to use too much to get your hair lovely and clean.
This particular variety has a lovely fresh smell, not at all overpowering, just right for me in fact. I do find some shampoos far too flowery.
As usual, I do find most shampoo exagerate their capabilities. I am not sure that my hair felt any stronger after use, but I have to agree that it did look shinier, especially after straightening it.
I would buy this again, but would likely try some of the other varieties too.
A 400ml bottle of Timotei will cost you £2.32, but right now at Tesco this is on special at £1 only. At that price it is definately worth giving this a go!
I was looking around for a change to my normal hair shampoo when I came across Timotei Shampoo Reviving Cherry Extract & Cotton for Coloured Hair. It was £1 for a 400ml bottle in Tesco - normal price £2.32 so I decided to give it a try. The packaging attracted me with its picture of cherries at the centre of the bottle, which looked good enough to eat!
The shampoo has a lovely creamy texture which felt good on my rather dry coloured hair and a small amount of the pretty pink cream soon worked into a good lather. The perfume definitely has hints of cherry and overall is very pleasant leaving my hair smelling really nice. My hair also felt more moisturised than normal which was good as it really needed a pick me up!
I'm not sure exactly what the "cotton" was meant to do but it didn't cause any harmful results.
I would certainly buy this shampoo again at the higher price as the bottle is large and is lasting a long time, however at £1 per bottle I might just stock up now!
I was in my local poundland and spotted a 400ml bottle of Timotei strength and shine fresh herb and kiwi for normal hair for only a pound(obviously..lol)
It comes in a green bottle with a darker green lid,has a little picture of a kiwi on the front,the bottle looks quite appealing,and fresh.
The bottle states that it contains the fragrance of wild herb and kiwi,and upon opening the bottle it smells so lovely that you just want to go and wash your hair.
I applied a small amount to my wet hair and it worked in really well beings as my hair is fairly long,the smell is lovely and refreshing,and you could really smell the kiwi too.
The shampoo washed out well and easily,and my head and hair felt revitalised,after styling my hair it still smelt really lovely and was really shiney.
I was really pleased with Timotei and even better that it was only a pound,i would deffo buy this again in the future.
Timotei Revives Shampoo with cherry extract and cotton, for coloured hair.
After finding a hidden gem in the Timotei range of conditioners I decided to try the shampoo too.
This comes in a rather boring green plastic bottle with a cherry red flip top lid, easy to squeeze and fully recyclable, contains 400 ml of the shampoo which claims to restore softness and shine to coloured hair. The shampoo itself is a glorious cherry red colour with a pearlescent shimmer which would have been all the more attractive had I been able to see it through the bottle.
This shampoo smells good enough to eat, which isn't advisable. It lathered well with lots of thick creamy feeling suds which washed away quickly and easily leaving my hair feeling soft and clean and not seemingly not weighed down with any residue. This clean feeling lasts all day and after several uses I can really see an improvement in the condition of my hair, it appears to be far more moisturised than I'd have thought possible from a shampoo alone.
Over all a fabulous shampoo and I'm hoping the rest of the range is just as good.
I'd heard of this product before and thought it sounded good, so when shampoo in my house was running low I had to nip out and buy something for when I had my daily shower the next day before work! I usually buy whatever is on offer, and I saw this and it looked nice on the shelf - a large sized bottle that would last me a while I had thought. It looked appealing and I decided it would do and the next morning I tried it out - I was impressed.
I bought the Smooth & Silky Bamboo & Shea Butter flavour, in 400ml. This is a really large size, as I needed something to last me a while as I have to wash my hair daily. The bottle is quite long, giving the impression that there is lots in there and there was. The bottle colour is like a tint of green, very light and the writing/pictures on the front I think was what made me buy it as I like things that look nice! There is a pink bottle lid at the top which I also liked!
Usage is pretty easy for this Timotei shampoo. When I first bought it, as I did do for all shampoos, tipped out a lot of it and massaged it into my hair and it lathered up so well - almost too much so! This was when I realised that I didn't even need to use half the amount! And from then on I only used a tiny bit and it goes a hell of a long way - my hair is pretty long too!
The whole reason I bought this large bottle was for it to last me for a while - it has lasted me so much longer than I thought especially as I wash it every day. It was such a good price to last me for this amount of time - especially as it was reduced.
The actual results were pretty good, my hair did feel smooth and silky but maybe could be a little more so. It made my hair feel healthy and quite smooth and fresh. I was quite impressed overall.
Just to make this clear I am reviewing only one product which is oat milk and peach softening shampoo for normal hair as its the only one I have tried as of yet!
Now I hadn't heard of these products until yesterday! I was having a shower at my fiancé's and realised I forgot to bring my own shampoo into the bathroom so I looked around for some other stuff and spotted this!
This comes in a 400ml bottle (though I believe it comes in 300ml bottle as well?) which is a pale green colour, it also has a slight pearl shimmer to it; same for the lid, which indents a bit and them goes out more. This is a golden colour. Near the top is a sticker saying the support a woodland trust which is a registered England charity. It then clearly in bold writing tells you this is 'SHAMPOO, Timotei' with a picture in a largish sized bubble and a smaller one to the left of it. In the bigger bubble it shows oats and in the smaller one it shows peaches; this is the oat milk and peach softening shampoo which it also says near the picture. If your turn it over it has a list of ingredients as well as a brief description of the shampoo.
When using I squeezed a bit into my hands and it was quite runny with a white pearl shine look; though it was translucent. When smelling into the bottle, as we do before buying, you can smell a rather milky smell with peach which is very refreshing. I started to massage into my hair and instantly it felt amazingly soft! I loved to texture and they way it felt which is why I had to come and write a review on it! The smell changed once it was in my hair...to me it kind of smelt like the peel of an apple! When washed off I finished with some of the same conditioner and came out of the shower to see the final results!
After I combed my hair out and ran a hair dryer through it I put my hair up as I'm having to do quite a lot at the moment as I'm trying to grow part of my fringe out so I'm having to clip it back! my long ponytail felt amazingly softer than it has done for ages and even feeling it now it feels very soft (washed yesterday). Also my fringe usually gets very greasy quickly after just a sleep on it and today it is fine! I would defiantly go out and buy some of this for myself.
After a bit of research I found you can buy this at most supermarkets including Tesco's, Asda and Sainbury's. Tesco's comes in the cheapest at £1.56 where as the others are around £2.12 - £2.50. I have also found out this product is in company with Unilever, which tests on animals which I didn't know, even though many of us find this cruel which I equally do, I will still use this product as it did a lot of good to my hair and smells nice.