“ Brand: Timotei / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Butter / What it does: Enricheses „
I can't resist a bargain and it is evident that this runs in my family as my mum came home with some bath goodies for us the other day. One of her bargains was this Timotei shampoo. I have never really been a fan of their shampoos ever since I used one that turned my hair into a grease ball so I was a bit dubious about it. But I had a read of the bottle and gave it a go.
Timotei have launched this Bamboo and Shea butter shampoo as a new product. When in fact it is a good few years old but with some upgraded packaging. Unlike the one in the picture that Dooyoo have, this bottle is much easier on the eye. An almost transparent bottle with exotic pink liquid inside, matched with the pink lid and simple design it does stand its ground in the packaging stakes. Companies need to catch out eye now as there are a million and one products to choose from. This feminine looking shampoo obviously caught my mum's eye, but I think the price caught it even more! She paid £1 in Tesco's for a 300ml bottle. Quite a bargain if I am honest.
So this shampoo promises quite a lot for such a simple product. It claims to be a mild shampoo which is great because sometimes I have a delicate scalp. It also promises to care and soften hair to enhance the natural shine. Great as long as it works. This product is aimed at people who have mid to long hair. I would imagine if you had shorter hair it might make it slightly greasy as there is less hair to play with.
So what was it like to use?
As with all shampoos I only use them once, I very rarely shampoo my hair twice in the same sitting purely because it gets greasy so quickly and the wrong shampoo can have terrible results! As I flipped the easy to open lid I notices how watery the shampoo was. It was an almost clear gel with a hint of pink. I needed a fair amount as it took a while to lather up. I never feel like my hair has had a good clean unless it foams up well. My hair is just around my shoulders so I needed a fair amount of shampoo. After a few washes my bottle now stands at almost half full, my mum has used it twice so I would say that although it was a bargain, you have to use a fair bit to get clean hair. So it really isn't that much of a bargain!
Once lathered up (finally) it was really easy to rinse out and my hair did feel very clean. But one of the best things about this shampoo is the fragrance. I am a fan of Shea butter and not only does this help with the smoothing and softening aspect of the hair but it also gives it a gorgeous creamy scent. The aroma is sweet and light and fits in with the exotic appeal that Timotei has. The bamboo extract contains anti-irritant and anti-oxidants qualities which is great for a mild but effective shampoo. I also found that after my hair was dry the aroma was left floating around on my hair. Nothing heavy or overpowering just a gorgeous light sweet clean smell. This is what makes me want to use the product again!
I did find that my usually tangles hair was ever so slightly easier to comb after washing and once it was dry it did look very clean and healthy. I have to say, it absolutely worked on my hair and it seemed to prevent my hair getting greasy so quickly. Usually my hair needs to be washed every day if I want to wear it down otherwise the roots start to look a bit flat. But after using this Timotei shampoo, two days later my hair is only just showing the signs of needing another wash. This means it had doubled my 'wearing my hair down' time. This is great as I am always running out of time in the mornings!
Overall, it definitely cleans and refreshes hair, helps to untangle slightly and has an amazing fragrance. It prevents those greasy roots and although you may have to use slightly more because it is a little watered down, in my opinion it is a great bargain that works.
Timotei Bamboo and Shea butter shampoo is available in most supermarkets and is on offer in most of them at £1. The usual price is £2.29 but I am not sure the amount of usage you get out of the shampoo is worth that much. My plan is to go and grab a couple more bottles while it is on offer!
I have been having trouble lately finding a shampoo that agrees with my hair. I generally change my shampoo each time one runs out anyway as I find that my hair gets used to a product and it doesn't work as well for me.
I like anything that has a nice description, and being labelled "bamboo and shea butter" makes this shampoo sound exotic and something that may transform my hair into something exotic. I can dream.
The shampoo comes in a large family sized 400ml and this will cost you around £2.34. At the moment it's on offer at Tesco for just a pound so well worth stocking up on it at the moment. In a green and orange bottle, the colours of the packaging sound garish, but they are pastelised and suit each other well, working to attract the consumer. It worked for me anyway. I just remember the Timotei advert of old with the lady with the long hair under the water fall. Sadly I don't think this shampoo would give anyone that experience no matter how great their shower, but it's an advertising trick that has stayed in my mind, and encouraged me to try a Timotei product again after all these years.
The bottle is designed the same as many shampoos, with the flip lid at the top of the bottle. I find it easy to open when in the shower, easier than the conditioner bottle so that's a good sign. I don't struggle with soapy hands, and the bottle doesn't slip through my hands.
I find the shampoo to be slightly runnier than I would like, which means I'll go through the bottle faster than I would like, despite being a large bottle.
The smell on the other hand more than makes up for the shampoo being runny. You are immediately hit with a sweet, subtle shea butter smell which always reminds me slightly of coconut. There is definitely something exotic about the aroma, and I'm not left feeling as though I am putting a cheap shampoo on my hair that still smells plastic or of chemicals, no matter what the ingredients say.
As I massage into my scalp, and I must note that you don't need a huge amount so try to remember the fact that it's runny to stretch the bottle out a bit more? I find I get a lot of bubbles from this shampoo, but the main thing I like is the fact that when I run my hands through, I don't get a squeaky sound which always reminds me of cheaper shampoos.
Rinsing the shampoo out is easy enough. I do find that you need to rinse for slightly longer than normal, but perhaps the shampoo coats my hair better than other brands. Once rinsed, I am left with a fragrant smell, and soft hair.
The main reason I have found why I like this shampoo, is that I can leave washing my hair for at least two days without a greasy feeling happening. My hair continues to stay light after washing, and doesn't feel heavy or limp. There are also no static flyaway moments which are always nice, as my hair does seem to be prone to this.
Overall I would definitely recommend this shampoo to everyone wit medium to long hair, as this is what the shampoo is designed for. I will definitely be buying again whilst on offer.
Timotei is one of my favourite shampoo brands selling at a reasonable price. Previously I have tried some of the other ranges from Timotei and have always been very pleased with the results on my hair.
Recently when doing my shopping online at Tesco, I noticed that they had the Timotei range of shampoo's on offer for £1 with each bottle holdin 400ml. I opted for this one online, simply because it was one of the Timotei shampoo's that I haven't tried before - this particular shampoo is designed for 'smooth and silky' hair with bamboo and shea butter. It also states on the front of the bottle that this shampoo is ideal for medium to long hair - however, I never actually noticed this when I bought it, and I doubt it would make much of a difference whatever your hair length, as even my husband has been known to reach for it in the shower.
The bottle comes in the usual pale green Timotei bottle, but has a peachy coloured lid. On the reverse of the product, Timotei claim that this is a mild shampoo. which allows you to 'experience the exptic, nourishing blend of ingredients that includes bamboo and dhea butter in Timotei shampoo. The delicate blend of ingredients leaves hair soft, silky and shiny'.
One of the most noticeable things about this shampoo when you use it, and in fact, one of the things I like most about it, is the wonderful scent that it has. The shea butter creates a warm creamy smell and the best thing about it, is that it lingers on the hair, something I find a lot of shampoo's don't do. I love the scent when I am washing my hair, but it really does linger on your hair all day. As with other Timotei shampoo's I have tried, this shampoo was easy to use, easy to rinse out, and I could easily comb through my hair afterwards, which I always think is a good sign for a shampoo. It leaves my hair soft and silky just like everyone wants their hair to be.
I will certainly be buying more of this particular scented Timotei shampoo, although as I said, I have liked all of the ranges of shampoo procuded by Timotei that I have previously tried. The only difference is that I find that the fragrance from the shampoo lingers on my hair for longer. This a great, reasonably priced, effective shampoo, leaving hair soft and silky as well as smelling great and all for £1!