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Soft and bouncy! (Hair that is)


Leaves hair feeling clean and soft


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I'm not brand loyal to anything and if there is the same type of product for a lot less pennies.. then I'm going to try it.

Having done a food shop at Asda recently, I bought a few toiletries that we were beginning to run low on - no honestly we really needed some shampoo it wasn't an obsessive compulsive buy this time!

I spotted this one by Timotei that sounded very exotic; 'Orchid & Silk' which after having a quick sniff to see if it had a pleasant smell, which it did, it found it's way into my trolley.

Price and packaging~

The shampoo comes in an upright standing plastic bottle which is adorned with a flip open lid on top. The bottle doesn't immediately catch your eye as the colours are very sedate really - pale green with the lid being in a slightly bolder pink. The bottle has a slight curve to it giving it a slightly rounded appearance but that's about as exciting as it gets.

What caught my eye was the price - £1.39 for a 400ml sized bottle. It seems suitable for the whole family which was another selling point because I love my Aussie shampoo but my husband keeps using it and it's rapidly disappearing - at this price he can use as much as he likes!

The shampoo itself~

Well being Timotei I had high hopes for this to be a good shampoo at least. It's made by Unilever so it's an established brand, and I have used Timotei products previously in the past and have not been disappointed.

On opening the flip top lid (which was quite easy to open - no broken fingernails in this case like some can cause) I was met with a pleasant floral aroma which was presumably the orchid.
It wasn't overpowering it just had a delicate scent, which was nice, as I was sure hubby wouldn't mind using it.

On squeezing the shampoo into the palm of my hands I noticed it was quite thick in consistency. I don't know why but I expected it to be more on the runny side.

The colour is a very pale, pearly pink and is iridescent - so far so good.

My experience of using the shampoo~

On applying a reasonable sized 'blob' to my wet hair I found it lathered up reasonably well and felt quite moisturising whilst rubbing into my hair.

The shampoo was easy enough to rinse out and after using my regular conditioner and drying my hair I was very pleased with the results.

Would I recommend this?~

On styling my hair once dry I was impressed with how soft and clean it felt. It was easy to comb and even after using a different scented conditioner I could still detect the subtle aroma of orchid which was nice.
This is probably not a shampoo I would normally choose as I know what works for my hair and what doesn't, but as I stated at the beginning I am far from brand loyal and I'm very glad I picked this to try.

I will buy this again as it did leave my hair (and hubby's) nice and clean, soft and smelling lovely so it gets the thumbs up there. I would definitely recommend this to be tried at least at the price it is sold for (at Asda at least) as only a small amount is required each time so the bottle lasts for quite a while, making it purse friendly which is always a plus.

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D_i_a_n_e 15.09.2010 16:04

Sounds good!

pennywa 03.05.2010 21:06

Great review xxx

JAVER1967 03.05.2010 18:53

Excellent review

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