“ Brand: Timotei / Type: Hair Shampoo „
When it comes to shampoo's/conditioners, I never seem to stick to one particular brand, although just lately I've been using VO5. But, on a recent visit to Sainbury's, I saw 'Timotei' shampoo on 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' offer. So whipped them up. As with any shampoo I buy, I have to smell them. This one smells really nice. The aroma is of - as it states on the front of the bottle - revitalising herbs. The aroma has a fresh, tangy kind of aroma to it. The aroma isn't too over-powering, but strong enough to make your hair smell nice. All well and good in the bottle! But what will it be like on my hair, I wonder? The bottle the shampoo is encased in is eye catching. It is, although, very simplistic and plain. The bottle is white with a green lid which is snapped open/closed. There is a picture of some herbs on the front with all the relevant information on the back like details of the shampoo, ingredients and contact details. On the front in a blue background it says 'New Larger Size'. I in fact paid £1.99 for a 300ml bottle. Not bad really for what you get! But, now on the most important bit - the shampoo! The shampoo is clear in colour with a tint of green to it. I'm not exactly sure what herbs are in the shampoo. Could be a touch of mint, I dunno. But, still, it looks and smells nice! On the back of the bottle it states: For the first time, Timotei has captured a highl concentrated active of wild herb extract. It combines these energising and refreshing properties into a gentle yet highly effective formulation. The result is, they say, normal hair is soft, shiny and full of vitalitly. On washing my hair, I found that not too much is needed to thoroughly get your hair into a larther. My hair is shoulder length and didn't take much doing getting it washed and lartered up. The aroma is definately prominant, but not overly strong. I found it left my
hair smelling fresh and alive yet not too herby smelling. My hair was easy to brush through once washed. And when my hair had dried, it looks fresh and really clean. It felt really good and looked really good too. My hair didn't look dull like some shampoo's make it look. For £1.99, this shampoo has lasted me a good while, and am pleased with the outcome. Separate conditioner can also be purchased - review to follow! Lever Faberge Ltd Freepost Admail 1000 London SW1A 2XX ENGLAND Tallaght Dublin 24 Ireland Freephone - 0800 085 2720 (UK) - 1850 40 40 60 (Ireland)
I’m a very brand loyal consumer and you won’t normally catch me changing from my usual products, until of course I move 180 miles south of Manchester and forget to take my shampoo!! It was close to midnight when I realised and I was starting my new job the following day *panic* so my lovely boyfriend went off to the 24hr petrol station to see what he could find, to my disappointment he returned not with my usual Fructis but with Timotei for Normal Hair/Frequent Use with extracts of Wild Herbs – better than nothing I suppose. It cost him £1.99 for 250ml but I’m confident in saying that it would be a lot cheaper in the supermarkets. About 12 months ago, Timotei (made by Elida Faberge) had a complete revamp of their Shampoo Range. This involved new formulations with new extracts, new fragrances and new packaging. The Timotei shampoo for Normal Hair now comes in a shapely white plastic bottle with quite a nifty translucent green flip cap. For me, Timotei has always had a back to nature feel, I think this is due to an advert I remember from when I was young where a woman with long blonde hair washes her hair in a waterfall. Today, Timotei still manages to convey this image by having the ‘extracts of wild herbs’ and also images of lush green leaves on the front of the bottle. The bottle is absolutely loaded with claims to entice the consumer into buying: On the front of the bottle we have the following: - ‘NEW Long lasting Clean Feel’ - ‘Shine and Softness’ - ‘Daily Vitality’. The first statement on the back of the packaging reflects what I mentioned earlier about the ‘back to nature’ image with the statement ‘Unlock The Power Of Nature’. Being a very extract led product, we’re them bombarded with even more claims: - ‘Timotei has selected and combined extracts of wild herbs, renowned for their caring a
nd refreshing properties. Improved Herb Shampoo will leave normal hair feeling clean for longer, and shining with vitality. - ‘Experience the power of Nature’ - ‘Discover the pleasure of its refreshing fragrance and enjoy the natural fresh feeling every day. Well, how many claims and marketing ploys can a manufacturer fit on a shampoo bottle? I’m now definitely of the impression that this shampoo contains natural extracts that sound like they’ll be really good for my hair and will leave it squeaky clean, soft, shiny and full of vitality!! Well, lets see what I thought when I put it to the test. The directions of use are pretty much the same as any shampoo, lather, rinse, repeat if desired and of course if you want to make Elida Faberge some more money then follow this with their Timotei Conditioner. If shampoo gets in eyes, don’t just stand there saying ouch! – rinse well with warm water! :o) With a flip of the lid and a gentle squeeze, I easily dispensed a small amount of the shampoo into my palm. The shampoo itself is a crisp clear apple green in colour, not too thick, not too runny – just right! The fragrance is fresh watery green and herbaceous with a gently refreshing citrus top note, it smells really clean. On using the shampoo, it lathered up rather a lot so just a little does actually go quite a long way. Rinsing out wasn’t completely quick with all the lather I had but that was just a lesson for me to use a little less the next time I used it. I had no conditioner so slowly brushed through my hair after towel drying. It was a little more difficult than when I’ve used Fructis shampoo and conditioner but with no conditioner whatsoever, that was to be expected. After drying, my hair smelt great, really fresh and clean, it felt quite soft and although not as shiny as it would normally be it did have some shine to it. Being
in the fragrance industry I’m very sceptical about the use of extracts unless used in high concentrations so I really don’t think that they had anything to do with the condition my hair was in after washing (ooooh should I be saying this?!?). The shampoo formulation did however seem to clean my hair and leave it in quite a good condition and with a great fresh fragrance it left me feeling like it was really clean. Timotei have other shampoos in their range as well as conditioners for varying types of hair each containing various extracts. It’s a well-known respected brand and I think the product definitely lived up to its reputation. I’ve now gone back to Fructis which I love for its funky packaging and its fab fragrance but If I’m ever left without the Fructis in the future I won’t hesitate to ‘unlock the power of nature’ with Timotei. If you have any questions or comments on Timotei you can phone their helpline on +44 800 591 720.
In my hunt to discover a shampoo that cleaned my hair throughly, smelt nice and wasn`t too eaxpensive, I stumbled over NEW Timotei repair and shine shampoo. It was reasonably priced so what did I have to lose? The next morning during my daily shower I tried the shampoo ad was very pleased with the results I recieved. It lathered up really well just with a small amount of the shampoo (which is rare for me as I have thick long hair) The smell was glorious and it actually felt like it was doing my hair some good. When my hair was dry it felt moisturised and it looked better than it has for ages.It was shiny and invigorated. I was also pleased to see it hadn`t gone all fluffy! (not that I am saying it looks like a bush normally : ))My hair stayed in lovely condition for just over three days. The shampoo has got numerous advantages. The main one being it has natural extracts which include : wild herbs,ginseng and lemon tree blossom. So the shampoo is not full of artificial ingredients that damage your hair. The packaging of the bottle emphasises this with green baing the main color. It has got a very handy shaped bottle that is easy to grip if you are in the shower. The lid to the shampoo is hinged onto the bottle so there is no way you can lose it! (which I am well known for!) The shampoo is effective on any hair type whether your hair is dry, greasy you name it, Timoei will sort it out. It is also a very reasonable price, it ranges from £1 - £2 all depending where you shop. It lasts for a reasonable length of time as I have found you only need a small amount. The scent of the shampoo to me is a very natural smell it reminds me of a combintaion of grass and a very faint honeysuckle fragrance.So it is suitable for men and women. So what are you waiting for? It is great value for money, it is natural and gives your hair stength,shine,manageability and volume. What more can I say?
I'm sorry if i posted this opinion in the wrong category but it semed to me the most suitable. ############################################ Timotei offers a wide range of products essentially made with natural ingredients and make the shampoo time a real relaxation moment. Timotei is a wild Swedish herb full of magic powers. Within the broad product range, you can try out grapes pulp and peps, refreshing and regenerating; cotton bulb, nourishing and smoothing effects; peach milk, tonic and refreshing actions…each one of the natural substances used will give to your hair a silky, healthy and brilliant touch. My Timotei experience (the grape and peach ones) has been the most sensual thing I have ever tried. I’m talking here about a shampoo but not just any regular shampoo whose first job is to give your hair a clean look. Yes I got turned on simply by using it on my scalp. It is a fabulous product and could easily become your favourite shower companion. My hair is of the dry kind and sometimes I get flaky stuff hanging in. I tried many products from anti-dandruffs to no-freeze ones and fair enough, they work in a way but on the other side they don’t give me the result I was expecting to have. My hair is snow free but still looks unhealthy and dry. Thanks to Timotei, you’ll give a new lease of life to your hair but also a groovy look, superbly styled. The more you use it the more you’ll find your hair easy to style and to manage. Winter is coming slowly but surely and it is now time to indulge you with a complete body-lift, I mean hair-lift. You want healthy, free and vigorous hair. Wintertime is synonym of time nesting and is a good excuse to take ample care of your hair. So don’t waste any more time and dive into Timotei. The shampoo will be revealed to you as an inspiration. Once you spread it onto your hair, just slightly massage your sc
alp; you can only fall into a sensational spiral of joy and well being. His consistency, deliciously creamy is full of essential vitamins and will give a new and confident look to your hair. It is nearly devilishly good and you are only few steps away from shampoo heaven. Its aromatic blend of grape pulp and peps makes of this combination a delicious and nutritious touch to your hair locks. You can assimilate the runny consistency to honey or caramel giving a succulent and fresh texture and let your thoughts guide you for the rest of the day. You won’t be able to help yourself to jump into the shower and grab with such want Timotei. It will become a secret obsession and will disclose your most wilder and wicked sides. You’ll get sucked in the kingdom of Timotei and it will appear like a sunshine awakening your libido. You’ll soon think why wait till tomorrow for another shower. You get caught by this sublime product and you can’t get away from it. I mean you don’t want to get away from it, you want more. It’s a gentle but powerful breeze ventilating with vigour, strength and shine through every single lock. The finishing touch you always been looking for is finally in your hands, your hair and you are tempted to spread it all over your body and gets this warm and secure feeling. Chill out; give yourself a treat with this unusual Timotei shampoo. Get ready for a pure but true climax, full of spice and natural fragrances. Today we not only want clean hair but we also want it strong, shiny and even sensual because it reflects our health, our energy and our seduction. The whole gesture gathered around hair wash became such an important everyday life and tends nowadays to extract a sensual feeling out. Just listen to any adds on T.V or read in the magazines to be aware of the dimension given to a shampoo: “Massage your scal
p with the tips of your fingers with small circular movements from the neck up to the forehead.” And they say it’s in order to increase microcirculation… Timotei takes the routine away from you and plunges you right in the middle of an unforgettable experience. Timotei is with no shade of a doubt the shampoo that you and your hair needed. ############################################ Well I can’t write more as my personal session with Timotei is about to start…
Hair type – normal/frequent use First impressions Upon opening my Timotei shine and softness shampoo I was greeted with Shrek’s snot! Well at least that is what it looked like. I gave it a sniff to check… mmm… smells nice and herby. I probably wouldn’t be out of place in a herb garden with this stuff on my hair. It has a nice delicate scent that isn’t unpleasant or overpowering. Washing Oh well, I thought, it can’t do any harm. I put a blob on my hand and worked it into a lather. Not too foamy, with just enough lather. I have a fairly sensitive scalp due to my eczema but I didn’t have any kind of allergic reaction to this shampoo. Work it in, leave for a minute, then rinse of thoroughly. Repeat if desired, and they recommend that you follow it with Timotei conditioner. I didn’t have any so I used another. After washing Well my hair didn’t turn out green so that’s a start. It smells fresh and feels squeaky clean. After drying Does this product give shine and softness? Yes, my hair feels silky soft. Ok, so I have very long straight hair that is generally well behaved so I can’t vouch for any other hair type. I would recommend this to anyone with straight hair. It leaves a pleasant, light scent that smells very fresh and clean. Ingredients Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Citric Acid, Parfum, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethiconol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dimethiconol/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-23, Propylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis, Chamomilla Recutita, Melissa Officinalis, Ononis Spinosa, Equisetum Arvense, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Althea Officinalis, PPG-9, CI 19140, CI 42051, CI 60730 Contact Elida Faberge 0800 591720 or write to Consumer Bureau, Elida Faberge (supplier), UK: Freepost, Admail 1000, London, SW1A 2X
X. Ireland: Tallaght, Dublin 24. Telephone Callsave: 1 850 40 40 60