“ Brand: Timotei / Type: Hair Shampoo / Hair type: coloured hair „
I used to buy shampoos from expensive companies like Toni and Guy, Aussie and Charles Worthington. However, I decided to casually browse Savers one day, and found this shampoo and for £1! What an absolute bargain, right?! I hadn't tried it before, but friends had recommended it to me, so I thought I would give it a go, as at £1 it wasn't going to make my wallet much lighter. I was so pleased with it I have continued to buy it since!
The packaging has changed since that picture actually, it is now in a more mainstream bottle, but also a more ergonomically designed bottle which means you do not waste any product, as in the last bottle I found that some of the product was wasted and you couldn't get all of it out. The design of the label is also a little different, as the label is now more sleek and sophisticated. It is shinier and more elaborate than the last one, and is overall better designed now. The new bottle also has 'new formula' written on it, so I suppose the change of bottle just went with the whole rejuvenation. The bottle is a bit flimsier, but it's not going to break or anything if you drop it.
The shampoo itself smells great, and your hair smells lovely after use too, even when dry. It lathers really well and you don't have to use a lot, just a dollop the size of a two pence coin. I do the classic 'lather, rinse, repeat' twice, which gets my hair really clean. Its very easy to wash out, and hair is not tangled or nor left sticky with residue.
It lasts around the same time as any other shampoo, but sometimes I do use a lot if I've got product in my hair. Its very cheap, and it works just as well as other more expensive shampoos. For £1, why on earth wouldn't I.
Once upon a time I would only purchase shampoos by the likes of John Freida as my hair tended to respond well to those but they aren't cheap and as costs of other things rose I had to look at ways in which I could cut down and shampoo for me was one of the things I looked at. When I was in Asda a few months ago I needed some shampoo and I noticed on the shelf that a range of Timotei products were on offer. One of the products that I decided to buy was the Timotei vivid colour shampoo. This is my review of the product.
The Timotei vivid colour shampoo was a product that I hadn't seen before in stores but to be honest I didn't really look at the Timotei brand when I was picking up shampoo anyway and it was only the low price which grabbed my attention on this occasion. The shampoo comes in a mainly white plastic bottle which has a golden coloured lid. The bottle is 100% recyclable which is of course a positive. The bottle features the Timotei name as well as the product name and in this case the vivid colour name is supported by a picture of a red plant and some graduating colour on the bottle which makes it look more appealing I think. The bottle tells us that this shampoo has a new formula with 0% parabens and this information is presented quite prominently on the bottle so that it grabs your attention.
The bottle is quite thin and so I find it is easy to hold both in the shower or in the bath when I want to dispense some shampoo. The shampoo comes out of a hole in the lid which is accessed by pushing down on the cap. The shampoo comes out easily by squeezing the bottle a little and is a good consistency. The shampoo is pink in colour which matches the look of the bottle! It smells great too and is apparently infused with natural camelia but I have no idea what that is! To me it just smells really clean and fresh and just like a shampoo should. It is quite a sweet smell as well and it is certainly one that is enjoyable for me. I tend to use a blob around the size of a two pound coin on my hair as it is long and thick. The shampoo
When I have used this shampoo I find that the scent lingers nicely on my hair until I have to blow dry it and then when I have blow dried it I find it hard to detect the shampoos fragrance any more. My hair feels quite soft after I have used this shampoo and it does have a nice shine which the bottle promises. The only issue I have is that my hair seems to go greasy very quickly with using this shampoo and I need to wash it more regularly which can be a bit of a pain. Although this shampoo says it contains 0% parabens and mentions using natural extracts the ingredients list doesn't really match this and so I would be mindful of this that if you are buying it to be more natural it isn't really the case!
For a pound for 250ml I think this shampoo is quite good. It does make the natural colours in my hair stand out as I seem to have multi tonal hair naturally and it makes my hair shine. The only issue is that as my hair can tend to be greasy quickly that this shampoo doesn't seem to do a lot for it in that sense. I would say that it is worth trying particularly if your hair tends to be a little dry as I think it would work best for that.
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Timotei is a brand that I don't buy very often. I almost always buy shampoo and conditioner when its on offer and this is a brand that I tend to think there are better options over. However, when I was running low on shampoo a while ago and was popping into Tesco quickly this was the only shampoo I could find on my budget. I wasn't concerned as I had used the Golden Highlights one before but this time this version wasn't available so I just got the Vivid Colour version.
The bottle contains 300ml of shampoo and the normal selling price for this is around £2, it is currently £1.99 in Superdrug so it is a reasonable price. When I bought it it was just £1 and this offer can often be found which is a bargain for a shampoo from a well known brand in my opinion.
The bottle is a simple, classic design and is predominantly white in colour with a dark green lid and Timotei branding also in green. There is a large picture of the ingredients used in the product which is helpful because if you are a fan of fruity fragrances or floral fragrances then you can immediately see that this is going to tick the boxes.
You use the shampoo exactly the same as you would any other. You simply wet your hair. Pour some of the product into your hands, massage into your hair and rinse out. I usually use loads of shampoo, I don't know why but usually the size of 4 50p pieces! However, last night I decided to use a minimal amount just to see what the difference was.
The product is a pretty pink colour. It's a sort of peach/pink and looks nice. The shampoo lathers up really well and a gorgeous aroma is released that I really love. It has a berry and floral kind of scent and the bottle tells me that it is "a recipe enriched in acai oil, camellia extract and rooibos leaf extract, with nurturing ingredients". I find the shampoo really easy to rinse out of my hair, it's a quick and simple job and I never miss any.
I usually leave my hair to dry naturally and I am impressed with the drying time it takes with this shampoo. I have thick long hair which has been known to still not be completely dry in 5 hours but this shampoo leaves me with dry hair within a couple of hours usually.
My hair always feels really clean after using this. It looks clean and has a nice shine to it though its not especially shiny. I find that it doesn't make any difference on how much shampoo I use regarding cleanliness however, if I use more the scent remains on my hair for 12 hours or so afterwards and when using a little this is not the case with the scent nearly gone by the time my hair is dry.
The shampoo leaves my hair feeling manageable which is a big bonus for me as my hair can be a nightmare. I've also noticed that I have a lot less frizz since using this shampoo and my hair looks a million times better now if I just wash it and leave it than it did previously.
There is a matching conditioner for this shampoo which I do own however, if I am washing my hair in the bath I tend to just use the shampoo. The conditioner works well with the shampoo and leaves your hair smoother but I think the shampoo also does a very good job alone and does provide me with some of the qualities that conditioners do like leaving my hair soft, smooth and manageable.
This shampoo leaves my hair feeling clean for longer than previous shampoos have and my hair never feels as though it needs freshening or washing. My colour has remained bright so I do think that it helps to retain your colour. I imagine this shampoo would work well for those with colour that fades quickly such as red.
The bottle size is 300ml so this shampoo lasts between 20 and 30 washes in my opinion if you use a 50p sized amount. For £1 I think this is brilliant value!
I really like this shampoo and will certainly be buying it again. If possible I will probably go for the Golden Highlights version because I have blonde hair however this shampoo is extremely good for me too and I have had no complaints. Definitely recommended.
~ Timotei Vivid Colour Shampoo ~
Having dyed my hair bright red I thought it would be an idea to buy a shampoo specifically meant for coloured hair. Red hair fades stupidly crazy and quickly anyway so I was hoping that the shampoo would lengthen the amount of time the red stayed put.
I like Timotei shampoo's anyway as I always find they smell great and leave my hair looking and feeling great and this hasn't proved to be any different.
It comes in a pearly white coloured plastic bottle which is quite slim yet comfortable to hold, it's quite a wide bottle with a green coloured flip top lid. The front of the bottle has a sticker which holds all the relevent information such as brand name and type and also a picture of a flower and some berries.
The lid is very simple and easy to open and won't cause you to break a nail with the effort!
The lid simply flips open and clicks back to close.
Whilst showering I obviously wanted to wash my hair so reached for this, flipped it open and squeezed a generous dollop onto my hand, I don't know why but I was quite surprised to see it was pink in colour. Anyway I proceeded to wash my hair and found that the shampoo really lathered up well and formed plenty of bubbles.
I then used the same brand of conditioner and was pleased that my hair felt great.
After drying my hair, it felt and looked great. I didn't notice any colour fade and having used it numerous times since I can say that this shampoo does reduce the colour fade by quite a lot. It kept my hair colour looking redder for longer which I was very pleased about.
The scent of the shampoo is quite fruity which I love.
I am very impressed with this shampoo and not only does it clean my hair and leave it looking fresh and bouncy but it really does keep my colour brighter for longer.
I paid just £1 for this shampoo in Poundland which I think is excellent value for a large 300ml bottle of this brilliant shampoo.
A simple check online has told me that it is availble in Superdrug for £1.99. It is also available in supermarkets and other stores for pretty much the same price.
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I spotted Timotei Vivid Colour shampoo on offer for just £1 in my local Tesco a few weeks ago. This seemed like a bit of a bargain so I popped a bottle into my basket to give it a go.
Timotei is a well established brand that has been around for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately in the last year or so I started to get my first few grey hairs and have recently started to use hair colouring kits to cover them up. For this reason, and to try and keep the colour in my hair for as long as possible I now always opt for products that are designed to be used on coloured hair.
Timotei Vivid Colour comes in a white bottle with a picture of some berries and a red flower on the front. The bottle is not see-through - I tend to like ones that I can see the shampoo through, as I then know how much I have left. Each bottle contains 300ml of product.
There is a short description stating that this shampoo contains a blend of acai oil from Brazil, which is known for its conditioning properties, Camelia extract from Chile and Rooibos leaf extract from South Africa which are known for their anti-oxidant effects.
The product claims to reveal the vibrancy of your hair colour for longer (when compared to a shampoo that is not designed for coloured hair) and brings out its intensity. The ingredients added protect your coloured hair for an amazingly soft to touch end result! Big claims - but does the shampoo live up to them?
I used this shampoo in the normal way, applying a small amount to wet hair. The shampoo has a beautiful deep pink colour and smells lovely - really quite sweet and fruity with a sour tang. It is definitely a scent aimed at women! The shampoo lathered up well and rinsed out easily.
Once washed the ends of my hair did feel quite a bit more knotty than usual but this was quickly remedied by using a conditioner. Although for best results you should use a conditioner from the same range as the shampoo, for some reason I always find I have an excess of conditioner left over so I tend to use these rather than buy more.
Once washed I towel-dried my hair, combed it and let it dry. I was pleased to note that once conditioned my hair was easy to manage and relatively tangle free. My hair also smelled really nice and fruity and the scent lasted throughout the day. Once dry my hair looked really quite shiny and healthy and so I was quite pleased with the result.
I usually wash my hair every other day and it's only usually towards the end of the second day that my hair becomes noticeably greasy. However with this shampoo, by the end of the first day my hair started to feel a bit 'icky' and by the next morning the top of my head really did look quite greasy and I had to wash my hair again. I have since used this shampoo on several occasions and I am afraid to report that this has been the case every time. By the end of the first day my hair starts to feel a bit limp and by the next morning it is really greasy and needs to be washed again. This for me is really quite disappointing - I have a shower daily but as my hair takes so long to dry I prefer to wash this on alternate days and I also believe that excessive washing is not good for your hair.
Overall I can't say that I am too impressed with this offering from Timotei. It does smell nice, leaves my hair shiny and manageable (with conditioner) but for some reason causes my hair to become really quite greasy so that it has to be washed everyday. I can't see that this would be a good thing in terms of protecting my hair colour either! For this reason I give this product 2 out of 5 stars. It's not one suited to my hair type but may be worth giving a go if it is on offer.
I've been colouring my hair blonde for many years now and recently discovered yet another shampoo, which promised to add extra highlights to, coloured hair. This is Timotei a product of the Unilver group and one I haven't tried for a while. Still, it looked very different to the usual shampoos and the price was good at just £1 per 300ml bottle so I bought one and tried it the same night.
This came in an upright bottle with a flip-top lid, a change from the current range of upside-down bottles that don't really make that much difference to the amount you get out of the bottle. I did find the top needed two hands, but that's a minor niggle compared to some I've had before now. There's quite a bit to read on this bottle with some startling ingredients including camomile flower extract from Hungary and French acacia honey extract. I wonder what is wrong with plain old English makes, perhaps it's something in the soil?
I already know that camomile flowers are supposed to be good for lightening hair and honey has nourishing properties, but I don't think the quantities in this would make a great deal of difference. The bottle is bright yellow in colour and has the words Golden Highlights on the front. Underneath this it states 'blonde or highlighted hair' and leads you to believe it's formulated for that purpose.
On the rear of the bottle is another promise to bring out golden highlights and to extra sparkling shine for beautifully healthy sun-kissed blonde hair. Its light texture doesn't weigh down hair so you also get an amazing soft to touch end result. There is a very long list of ingredients that I won't copy out here but can be found online.
How does it compare?
Well first I found this a bright yellow colour that was easy enough to get out of the bottle without spilling any. It's quite thick and I used an amount about the size of 10mls. It soaped up well and took a bit of rubbing to get into my scalp. I find I get a good deal of dry skin since I use a lot of styling products so I need a shampoo that penetrates to my scalp and nourishes it. I did need a second amount since my scalp still felt a bit gritty, but on rinsing it was squeaky clean and I didn't bother with conditioner.
My hair did feel much softer after washing but this was spoilt a bit, as I had to use a bit of mousse for styling purposes. The shine was very noticeable but I wouldn't say the colour looked any different. Still, I expected it to take a few shampoos to work if it was going to. Frankly I had my doubts, as it doesn't contain any colouring ingredients.
What I wasn't prepared for was the softness actually rebounded on me. By the next morning my hair was standing up in all directions after a night's sleep. I put this down to the build-up of product because by the same night I needed to wash my hair again, it actually felt quite greasy and that's something I haven't suffered from since I was in my twenties.
I can only think that the formula of this has something which makes hair greasy since there isn't any product build-up, at least it says on the bottle that this is a light product and is specifically designed not to weigh down your hair. I did like the softness of my hair and would have loved the feel of it if I hadn't needed some styling products.
I have tried other styling products since I'd like to keep the lovely shine, but sadly nothing else worked either. The best I could manage was using a touch of gel and some hairspray. However, 24 hours later I needed to wash and restyle my hair as it stuck up again in all directions. So this is not going to work for me with my one and a half inch hair length. It might work better on longer hair but I feel the extra washing would be a nuisance.
So sadly I have to give this just three stars but I would use it for a special occasion as long as I didn't have to be seen by anyone first thing in the morning.
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I wash my hair every day. I know that I shouldn't but I smoke and that and can't stand the thought of my hair not smelling fresh! Because of this slight obsession I get through a lot of toiletries which is why more often than not I will purchase alot of brand named products in my local Poundland shop as I know I'm making savings but won't compromise to using stuff I have never heard of.
The mainly white bottle holds 300ml of the shampoo and it has a dark green flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the bottle there is a picture of a red flower and some blueberries and we are told that it is Timotei 'Beauty Recipes From Around The World', Vivid Colour shampoo 'A blend of Acai Oil from Brazil known for its conditioning properties, Cameila extract from Chilli and Rooibos leaf extract from South Africa known for their anti-oxidant effect' and that it contains 100% natural extracts. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, the ingredients used are listed as it the size stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Unilever are given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice enough, informative packaging this is and unisex really in its design too.
All you do with this shampoo of course is to use it as you would any other shampoo. Wet hair lather and rinse and repeat if required. This is a light pink runny (ish) liquid that has a really naturally sweet fragrance of none distinctive florals and berry fruits to it really that are well blended together and the fresh fragrance I really do like.
It lathers up really well only using a small amount per application and rinses out equally as easily and thats it you can follow with a conditioner if required.
This leaves my hair smelling fragranced for a good couple of hours and hydrated enough without being greasy and I comb my hair rather easily after using this and after using no conditioner which is unusual for me with my usually knotty hair! I get a nice sheen to my hair although I don't think it revives my colour at all all really and although I think this does a sufficient job I am not all that impressed with it in reality. Not bad but it isn't outstanding either just ok and I wouldn't go out my way to purchase it again!
Available in all good chemists and supermarkets etc and can often be found in places at £1.00 a bottle, if not expect to pay around the £1.50 mark.
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I haven't used Timotei shampoo or conditioner for years. The first thing that springs to mind is the advert of the lady in a field with luscious long blonde locks that flow beautifully in the wind. Seeing as my hair is not blonde at all (at the moment), I never even considered it even though it is not specifically for blonde hair.
Whilst on a recent shampoo search I was drawn along the line I spotted the Timotei section about to breeze past when I noticed the Timotei vivid colour version. Stopping in my tracks I picked it up and read.
The shampoo comes in a slightly off white colour squeeze bottle with a flip top green lid. The bottle is very easy to squeeze even when you reach near the end of the product, although as it stands with it's lid up you do have to shake or wait for the remains to drop to the bottom.
The lid is quite thin but it does flip and click shut adequately with no slippages if it accidentally falls over. The only problem with the lid is that sometimes you get some left over shampoo stuck to the top which is a bit messy.
Stick on labels to the front and back. On the front the Timotei name is written in the usual format of green for this product, but has a bright red/purple colour writing to define the "vivid colour" difference with this variation. Also in this colour are the ingredients (well part of them) across the top. These are the ingredients that we want to know and understand about. Acai oil from Brazil for conditioning, camelia extract from chili and rooibos leaf extract from Africa for the anti-oxidant effect. Ok so camielia is actually the only one I have heard of, but at least you can get the idea that they are 100% natural extracts as stated on the bottle.
On the back there is a formable list of ingredients that I won't list as many are chemical formations which I know nothing about, but hidden amongst them you do find other pleasantries such as; Aspalathus linearius leaf extract , euterpe oleracea pulp oil and helianthus annuus seed oil.
Apparently this shampoo is supposed to bring out the "vibrancy of your colour for longer". So my hair is currently dark brown and bright red, however having not dyed it for a while the red is losing it's lustre and I thought this may be the shampoo to brighten it up before a re- colour. They also claim that my hair will be significantly more shiny and be soft to the touch.
**THE SHAMPOO EFFECT AND DOES IT FORFILL IT'S PROMISES**
On opening the bottle you get an amazing waft of berry smell, this is projected in a berry colour liquid which runs easily from the bottle with a gentle squeeze. It smells great, even my dogs were sniffing around my head! Not particularly what I wanted but.....The smell does last for a little while too, but as I used the conditioner which has a slightly different smell (rose), it smelt different again as the two weren't completely in balance in my opinion. The shampoo lathers up very well and you get an instant result with a small amount even with long hair.
Washing out does take a little while as the suds are very foamy.
So does it for fill it's promises?
My hair does feel very light and airy, soft to the touch and clean. This is as I had hoped and it doesn't feel dragged down even after using a timotei conditioner afterwards.
Shiny and colour vibrancy. Well as my hair has not been coloured for a while the red has faded and so expecting it to suddenly go bright red is to much. My hair does shine slightly more but I think I need a stronger conditioner for my dry hair. Colour wise perhaps a slight increase in my colour visibility after a few washes, but nothing spectacular. I will however felt I was doing the shampoo an injustice but not having newly dyed hair to try it on. Therefore I re-dyed my hair (always a good excuse) to try this shampoo again to see if that makes it last longer.
There colour I can say a fair few washes later does seem to have maintained my colour better than some other brands and it still seems soft and light, but it is not perhaps as vivid as you might expect especially if you are dealing with colours such as bright reds and purples which fade quickly anyway.
For a 300ml bottle for around £2.00
As you may have seen from previous reviews, I had a slight disaster with touching up the roots on my hair resulting in me dying it all dark brown, recently I have been trying to fade the dark hair dye by washing it in Head and Shoulders (another previous review) well finally my hair was ready to be dyed back to blonde again. After having this done a week or so ago I went back to using my regular Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner which I had been using prior to the Head and Shoulders, after using my regular shampoo a few times I noticed that once I had dried my hair and straightened it the following morning it was feeling rather greasy as though it had not been washed at all, to start with I thought maybe I hadn't rinsed the conditioner out of my hair properly so the next time I washed my hair I made doubly sure that it was well rinsed of both shampoo and conditioner. The next day when it came to doing my hair I was surprised to find that it still felt greasy as if I had not washed it, there was no way it could be conditioner or shampoo as my hair had been well rinsed, I came to the conclusion that it had to be the shampoo and conditioner reacting with my hair. The next day I went on the hunt for an alternative shampoo and conditioner suitable for coloured hair, in my local Superdrug I found Timotei Vivid Colour Shampoo on offer, a brand I have not used for many years so I decided to give it a try.
The shampoo comes in a plain white plastic bottle with a dark green flip lid which simply pulls open to reveal a small hole for the shampoo to be squeezed out of and clicks shut. The label on the front and back of the bottle is totally clear giving the effect of all of the information being printed directly onto the bottle. On the label right at the bottom taking up about a quarter of the label is a large picture of a red flower with 3 blackcurrants sat in front of it, this is what made me look at the shampoo in the first place as I liked the idea of a fruity shampoo. Just above the picture in small green letters are the word "coloured hair" and "shampoo" simple but informs you exactly what hair type this shampoo is for. Right in the centre of the label in large green letters is the brand name "Timotei" with the I being dotted with a small green leaf, just underneath this in very small letters it says "beauty recipes from around the world" this is written so small and close to the Timotel logo that it is not really noticeable. The words "Vivid Colour" are also written across the middle of the bottle in bright pink letters. Right at the top of the bottle is a small picture of a globe with a green leaf sticking out of it, written around the outside of the globe it says "with 100% natural extracts from chilie, Brazil and south Africa", there is also a paragraph about the shampoo written on the front of the bottle "A blend of acai oil from Brazil known for its conditioning properties, Camellia extract from Chili and Rooibos Lead extract from South Africa known for their anti oxidant effect" this is all written in pink writing making it stand out against the white background of the bottle. The back of the bottle has the same clear label stuck to it, this is covered with small green writing, much less appealing compared to the colourful front of the bottle, the information on the back is very easy to read and follow and consists of the ingredients, and a further paragraph about the product, this is repeated in both English and French.
The shampoo is basically the same consistency of most shampoos and is a pearly pink colour. When I first opened the bottle and smelt the shampoo I was very impressed with the fragrance it had a lovely fruity smell to it, not too overpowering but just strong enough to leave you hair smelling clean and fresh. I squeezed a small amount of the shampoo into my hand, the small hole in the lid allows you to easily control the amount that comes out of the bottle, I then applied it to my wet hair and lathered it up. I was pleased with the way the shampoo lathered, a small amount was plenty to cover all of my hair which is long and thick, often I need to use a lot of shampoo with other brands, but with Timotei I only need a small amount it really does go a long way. The lather felt very creamy, I often find that after applying bleach to my hair (which I have done recently) that it feels incredibly dry after I have washed it, however after I had rinsed the Timotei out of my hair it felt no where near as dry as it does after using other shampoos, it felt moisturised and nourished. When it came to rinsing my hair the shampoo rinsed out very easily, there's nothing worse than having to rinse your hair for ages trying to get all of the foam out of it, the Timotei quickly washed out of my hair and left no residue behind at all. After washing my hair with this particular shampoo it smelt lovely, the fruity smell lingered even after drying it, it not over powering but just enough to leave it fresh smelling.
Tinotei vivid Colour shampoo states that it will keep your colour vibrant for longer, I have to say that although I have only used this shampoo a few times I have noticed a difference, whereas my other shampoo was leaving my hair greasy and in turn gradually dulling down my colour, after using Timotei Vivid Colour my blonde highlighted hair looked a lot brighter and much shinier. combined with the matching conditioner (a later review I think) my hair felt lovely and soft, looked in excellent condition, even after all what I have put it through recently, and looks vibrant and shiny. Overall I was extremely pleased with the performance of this shampoo.
I purchased my Timotei from my local Superdrug and it cost be just 99p for a 300ml bottle, a real bargain especially for such a good quality shampoo, Timotei can also be brought from most supermarkets, and comes in a variety of sized bottles, obviously the larger the bottle the more expensive it will be, however so far my 300ml bottle is proving to be very economical due to only needing a small amount at a time. I have seen Timotei in my local Tesco and they are charging £1.99 for a 300ml bottle, still a good price but whilst it is on offer I will definitely be buying it from Superdrug.
There are no major warnings with this product just the regular ones which come with shampoo style products such as should you get the product into your eyes (which I probably will at some point) rinse immediately with clean water. That is the only warning on the bottle about this product, I am quite surprised to see that they have not mentioned that should you have a reaction to the product discontinue use immediately, but this is just common sense really.
I have been extremely pleased with my Timotei Vivid Colour shampoo, it leaves my hair, shiny and the colour vibrant as well as leaving it smelling clean and fresh, I love the fruity smell of this shampoo. The main reason for buying this shampoo was because my previous shampoo was leaving my hair greasy since colouring it, and I am pleased to say that so far I have had no problems with greasy hair since using it, this is definitely one I would recommend and one I will continue to use.
Timotei vivid colour shampoo from Unilever which is designed to be used on coloured hair, it has been formulated to 'reveal the vibrancy of your coloured hair whilst leaving it amazingly soft to touch'.
The shampoo comes in a white plastic bottle with a green flip top rounded cap. The bottle has the Timotei logo on the front along with a picture of a flower and some berries. The shampoo costs around £1.99 for a 300ml bottle.
Timote vivid colour contains acai oil, camellia extract and rooibos leaf extract and has a skin neutral ph. For best results it is recommended that the shampoo be used with Timotei Vivid Colour conditioner.
The shampoo itself is a dark pink colour, has a quite thick consistency and has a very pleasant smell of wild berries. The smell is quite strong but not at all overpowering.
The bottle does not give you any instructions for use, other than 'do not drink' and 'if shampoo gets into your eyes, rinse immediately'. So using common sense I used about a 50p size blob of shampoo and this was quite sufficient, it lathers up really well and rinses out easily. I did as suggested follow with Timotei Vivid Colour conditioner.
After use my hair felt clean and was left with a subtle smell of wild berries. As for the condition of my hair, was left feeling nice and soft, I can't say that I noticed the 'vibrancy' it was supposed to give my colour but my hair did look and feel healthy and in good condition.
Overall I don't think I would recommend this product, although an 'ok' shampoo I don't feel it lived up to its claims when it comes to 'revealing the vibrancy' of you hair.
Timotei / Shampoo for coloured hair