Timotei Shampoo and Conditioner: Review

Today I’m taking hair care back to the old-school with a bit of Timotei shampoo and conditioner. Yes, Timotei – it’s still around and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who remembers using this as a kid? I’ve tried to find some old 90’s pictures of the brand to spark your memory, but google is not being my friend as I write this. But I distinctly remember Timotei being the go-to in my home as a child, mostly choosing which shampoo/conditioner based on the scent rather than hair type. I’m sure I remember a really sweet cherry version, but I may be making that up?! I’m also sure I remembered them bringing out a blonde version back in the day, that  had me very excited – see, a beauty junkie from a very young age! But this post isn’t about a trip down my shampoo memory lane, it’s about today’s Timotei Brilliant Repair Shampoo and Conditioner* and if they’re any good.

timotei haircare review



I’ve been using these two for probably around a month (not 100% consistently, I do tend to rotate a couple of shampoos at any one time – but around two/three times a week). My first impression was that they smell lovely (a definite trait of Timotei I remembered) and that the conditioner was quite runny. Almost as much of a liquid consistency as the shampoo – where I’m more used to conditioner feeling fairly thick to use. But despite that, the combo manages to leave hair feeling sparkly clean and healthy. Which I like, as with fine hair – when I tend to use repairing/hydrating shampoos I can often be left with hair that’s probably healthier/more hydrated – but also a bit weighed down/limp – always having to make the choice between healthy hair, or hair with volume… a definite case of the #bloggerproblems !

But as I said, the lighter conditioner is actually what makes these two for me – means I can have the healthy, clean hair – that’s in good condition, but not flat and ‘blah’. As I said, they also smell fab too – the scent is a bit hard to describe, but it’s a bit creamy, and herbally in a way, with a hint of something a little bit floral. But sort of a creamy-fresh scent? If that makes any sense to anyone else but me…

Basically I really like these two, partly for the nostalgia- partly for the actual results! Plus for £1.99 each they’re a bargain.

Timotei Shampoo and Conditioner* (£1.99 each) available from Ocado



  1. Lyndsey Ainscough
    January 23, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    I love these Shampoo and Conditioner, I got hooked when they was on offer in Superdrug and bought lots as my hair has never felt as nice. It is also great they have no parabans as that often effects my scalp. xx

  2. January 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Some of the timotei shampoos are available at poundland/world so an even bigger bargain to be had there 🙂

  3. January 23, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    Looks like great haair products!
    I allready love the brand since my mother (in Finland)always washed my hair with Timotei when i was a little girl!

  4. January 23, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    I used to love Timotei. I am sure they had a brunette/summer special one year, that I remember as being amazing, when I was about 13. x

  5. January 24, 2014 / 1:24 pm

    I haven’t used Timotei in years! Thanks for the idea to check them out next time I’m out for shopping!

  6. January 25, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    I love Timotei! N xxx

  7. cindy
    June 25, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    i stated using timotei coconut oil shampoo abt a month ago… great shampoo. i hv thicker n healthier hair!

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