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Hollie was unfortunate enough to inherit my hair. Poor child!
She has very curly hair like I do and she often gets tangles in her hair. When I started to notice the tangles I immediately went out to get her some shampoo and conditioner to help it untangle her hair when I would give her a bath. She's now three so I've been using it almost 2 years and her hair still get tangled so bath time is the only way to get them out without making her scream her head off.
The shampoo comes in a green bottle with "no more tangles" as it's title. You can buy it from most supermarkets and drug stores that stock the Johnsons range. I have always loved Johnson&Johnson products as they are brilliant and very reliable.
The shampoo is very easy to apply and foams up pretty well. I usually give Hollie's head a little massage when washing her hair to help untangle and get rid of any dirt sitting on her scalp. (She's the type of child to put bowls on her head and the crumbs fall out).
I then leave the shampoo on for a few moments while she splashes around just to let it do it's detangling job. Once I've washed it out I then comb it through with a wide toothed comb. She moans and gets upset but I do notice that the tangles are much more manageable and do seem to be helped.
I then use Johnsons baby detangling leave in condition which works much better.
When Hollie was born I was showered with gifts and some baby hampers which left me with at least 10 bottles of the yellow bottled Johnsons shampoo. I think this detangling version is just about the same as the normal. The only difference is that at Tesco where I buy it, It is 76p cheaper than the yellow.
The yellow costs: £3.20 for 500ml
The green costs: £2.44 for 500ml
(prices correct as of july 2012)
The yellow costs: £3.35 for 500ml
The green costs: £3.35 for 500ml
This is obviously a plus and I am happy to buy it rather than the yellow. They both the almost identical jobs and both are kind to baby's hair and eyes.
Another issue? The smell. I love the smell of the yellow. It has that baby smell to it most people identify with whereas the green has a different all together smell. It's got a sweet fragrant smell which fade quite quickly with Hollie's hair. The next day it is almost unidentifiable even if she has bath before bed. Although Hollie is now 3, it is still nice to smell the comforting baby smell that the yellow Johnsons gives off.
Would I recommend it?
Yes because of the price. Little girls need much more shampoo than a boy so washing their hair can start to get expensive. Most other places you would find the green more expensive than what they are selling it for in Tesco and it definitely is worth the money even if the smell is slightly different. It does help the tangles and will be easier to comb through but the conditioner they also sell for detangling is going to be needed.
Thanks for reading my review!
(The word tangle now has lost all meaning for me as its been typed to many times!....)
I have always used Johnson & Johnson products for my babies and all three girls had their hair washed using the traditional yellow shampoo until they were around four years old. Their baby brother however has curlyish hair at the back, it's much too long but the thought of taking demon-babe to the hairdressers (with all the stress that would entail) brings me out in a cold sweat so we have to put up with tangles and tears when I get the hair brush out.
It was apparent from a very young age that this was going to be a problem, so when I spotted this Detangling Shampoo in Babies R Us I picked a bottle up despite the ludicrous price of £3.09 for 289ml (Johnson's 'normal' shampoo is £2 or less for the same size bottle). The design is in perfect keeping with the Johnson's range of baby care bottles, the shampoo is a murky blue/green colour which isn't pleasant but is strangely striking. It looks medicinal, not cute and babyfied like the rest of the baby toiletries in the bathroom.
I've used three bottles in the intervening twelve months or so; the thing is that this shampoo is decent enough, unfortunately it's not good enough to warrant extra trips to Babies R Us so I only buy it when I'm in there anyway. It cleans David's hair beautifully, he's blonde and after I've used this shampoo his hair gleams - it looks clean and healthy, a little fluffy maybe but he's too young to care about that!
It doesn't detangle though, and surely if you proclaim yourself to be a 'Detangling Shampoo' this should be your main priority when it's in the developmental stage?! There's a slight improvement in the amount of tangles in the back of his hair but it certainly hasn't detangled it to any useful level. The problem with David's hair is that the curly baby hair is being overlaid now with straighter hair which is stronger, the end result being curls that twist into neighbouring curls and everything then twists around the straight locks. It's a nightmare that has to be dealt with, it would have been great if Johnson's had actually created a product that lived up to its claims!
I like the smell but feel Johnson's have taken a step away from their comforting baby fragrances with this one. It has a very sweet smell, synthetic but pleasant all the same - obviously not in the same LEAGUE as the normal Johnson's baby shampoo but still appropriate for young babies. The actual fragrance doesn't linger on David's hair for long but afterwards his hair smells beautifully clean and fresh, I miss the wonderful smell of the yellow Johnson's when I'm using this though as it makes my baby smell too grown up!
Rinsing is a holy nightmare, thank GOD for the No Tears formula as it's so hard to rinse from his hair that he usually manages to throw himself into at least one position of a face full of shampoo infused shower water per rinsing session. The shampoo doesn't lather well, the gel kind of coats each hair in the same way a conditioner does - only it doesn't, it coats whole clumps of hair and when you start rinsing the water forces the hair together and you miss bits. It's highly irritating; you've a (surprisingly strong) wet and wriggly toddler in one hand and a shower head in the other one - with their centuries of experience you'd think Johnson's would know better than to expect you to have a special third 'rinsing hand'. Anyway, David only cries when the water goes up his nose and doesn't emerge from his bath with red eyes so I can safely say the No Tears thing works.
This is a nice change, that's the way I look at it - I like to swap between different shampoo brands and ranges so why shouldn't the youngest member of the family?!
Why I bought it. I love the smell of babies. You know when they have just got out of the bath. I also have very sensitive skin and so when I saw Johnson's Baby Shampoo for 99p in my local Home and Bargain (rrp £1.89) I thought I'd give it another go. This was also the detangling formula. Which was a bonus because I had very thick long hair at the time. Packaging. The 300 ml plastic bottle is clear alowing you to see the bright Lucozade orange of the shampoo. It really is quite lurid. The bottle isn't one of those squeezie jobs. I have found it to be quite hard to flip open with wet hands, but given that small children are forever putting things in their mouths, this is possibly a good thing. Shampoo. It smells of childhood with the trademark soft and sweet smell that is synonymous with Johnson's products. It only took a small fifty pence piece coin sized blob to wash my hair and it lathered well. As for the No More Tears claim, this product still hurts when you get it into your eyes but considerably less than other shampoos I have used. So maybe it should have a 'Less f***ing and blinding'' sticker for adults! Results. Having finished my bath, I now hoped the detangling aspect would kick in, and it certainly did almost too well, as my comb went through my hair suspciously well. My hair was certainly soft once it had dried, but it also seemed to have a slight film over it. This could be due to my rinsing technique rather than the product. My hair also felt slightly dry at the ends but this was probably as I had not used a conditioner. My hair was nice and shiny and smelt lovely though. It did exactly what it said on the bottle. Conclusion. I would certainly recommend this for longer hair but would say that it would probably be best to use it in conjunction with a conditioner. Johnsons now do a detangling conditioner for £2.99
per 500 ml. Having since had my hair cut really short I have found that this product makes my hair feel a tad bitty for the want of a better phase and have discontinued use. Other. Johnson's products are hypoallergenic and ph balanced. * Title comes from John 'The Biscuit' Cage from Allie Macbeal in reference to his errr penis/willy/privates delete as appropriate
After 9 weeks of not writing an opinion, I thought that the best opinion I would be able to write would be baby related! There are so many products I have used in the past nine weeks that I have never used before, and there are many things that I have been through. All of which I could write an opinion about, but I have chosen my favourite thing of all these! ***Johnson?s baby shampoo, detangling*** Why, I hear you ask am I using a detangling shampoo on a baby of nine weeks! She has a lot of hair, but not enough to tangle! The answer is that it has the most yummy smell! I have never smelt anything so delicious! All the Johnson?s products smell delicious, but this must be the best! It smells incredibly fruity, with hints of apple, grapefruit and peach. The combination of these is nothing but pleasing to the nose, as I am sure you can imagine! This shampoo comes in a clear bottle, I have bought the 300ml bottle, but there is a larger bottle available too. The 300ml bottle costs £1.39 and the 500ml bottle costs £1.99. The Shampoo itself is orange. As with all Johnson?s baby products, this one has their special no tears formula. Unfortunately, this means that there is no tears if they get it in their eyes, not for just washing their hair (something Carenza is not keen on!). This shampoo is mild enough to use on newborn babies, and even though it has its own smell, it still leaves your little tyke smelling like a baby! Now for all of you who don?t have babies, this product is marvellous for you too! I used it on my hair four days ago, and it is still clean now! It is not knotty and still smells lovely! Usually I have to wash my hair every day! ***Ingredients*** AQUA; PEG-80 SORBITAN LAURATE; COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE; SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE; GLYCERIN; PEG-50 DISTEARATE; SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE; POLYQUATERNIUM-10; SODIUM LAURETH-13 CARBOXYLATE; PARFUM; QUATERNUM-15; TETRASODIUM EDTA;
CITRIC ACID; CI 14700 Now if that means anything to you, you are a better person than me! I didn?t buy this product because of the marvellous reputation of Johnson?s. I didn?t buy this product because it is suitable from birth and mild to the eyes. I didn?t buy this product because of the extensive list of ingredients that I don?t have a clue what any of them are. I didn?t buy this product because I am forever seeing it on special offer. Although all of the above statements are true of this product, I bought this pureky for its smell, and I am sure that if you smelt it, you would buy it straight away too. Baby or no baby, this is a shampoo to die for!
As everyone knows, "best for baby" and "best for you" equals Johnson & Johnson's baby products. Their detangling baby shampoo is a stunning example. Unlike the old, original, plain jane shampoo in chemical yellow, this detangling one is a hot neon pink - albeit in the familiar, clear tear-drop shaped bottle. It looks very girlie (sorry, baby boys) and it has a sweet, honey fragrance to match. Johnson & Johnson is a trusted, well known brand, so we expect a lot from their products. After all, it's "the brand UK health professionals prefer" so it must be something special. On application, the shampoo lathers well and continues to exude a subtle fresh scent. (Those of you with babies may liken it to the smell of clean, soft baby skin. Everyone else will probably picture warm talcum powder.) After my last shampoo (Timotei), this product feels like it's really "clinically proven [mild]" and not full of scalp-tingling chemicals. Although I've clearly sold my soul to Johnson & Johnson, I'm not prepared to test the claim that the shampoo is "as gentle to eyes as pure water." There must be something sinister lurking in the bottle as it carries a "keep out of children's reach" warning. It probably just means that children (and adults) shouldn't ingest the shampoo ... but anyone seeking medical, lathering or other guidance can call the Johnson & Johnson's help line on 0845 602 0333. Rinsing out the suds poses no problems. There's none of the slimy, lingering caresses that other shampoos and conditioners like to bestow on your hair. This shampoo disappears without a trance - except the all-pervasive fragrance that can't bear to say goodbye. Finally, once your hair is ready to approach a state of dryness, you can test the "special detangling formula" claim. This claim is no idle boast; despite my previous declaration of corpor
ate soul-selling, please believe that the detangling formula really works. Although this shampoo is not your average 2-in-1 shampoo (which never works), it really does leave your hair reasonably easy to comb. Of course, I don't mean that there's no tangles at all - I simply mean your hair is in a better condition after you wash it and it's easier to run a comb through it than if you'd used another (ordinary) shampoo. Over all, this shampoo leaves me a soft, purring kitten of contentment. It, like the infamous Ronseal products, does exactly what it says on the tin. Although the shampoo is clearly intended for babies with soft, fine hair, it has definitely worked its magic on my thick, long hair - so, I would infer that it'll work on most hair types. I would unhesitatingly recommend this shampoo to anyone. (Except folks with permed or dyed hair - keep using those specialist shampoos!) It's shocking to realise that initially I only bought this shampoo because it was the cheapest brand shampoo in my local Waitrose supermarket! (It costs £1.89 for 300 ml.) Buy some Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo today - your hair and scalp will love you for it.
I bought a bottle of Johnsons Detangling shampoo because I had a voucher to go on vitago.co.uk (see my other opinion on it for more) and so decided to give it a go. To be honest it was because I couldn;t be bothered to go to Tescos and I would have spent a small mortgage in there anyway, so I opted to wait 2 days for it to be delivered. All that aside, I was reather pleased with it. Whereas some of the other Johnsons products, including the Top to Toe, have irritated my eldest daughters eyes, I was expecting this one to be the same. It wasn't! We managed to get through a whole bath time without any tears or whinges. It also smells lovely - sort of appley. But best of it it left her hair really shine and lovely and soft. I've managed to get a comb through her hair tonight for the first time in ages, but this might be down to the fact that she was too tired to fight me about it. It's probably going to last for ages as you only need a small amount, and costs £1.79 for a 200ml bottle.
My eldest daughter was born with a mop of black hair and the older she gets, the more it really does resemble a mop! When she get up in the morning, her hair is just one mass of knots and it was getting to the situation when I really couldn't get a brush trough her hair without really hurting her. I saw that Johnson now do a detangling shampoo so I though that I would give it a go and wow what a difference it makes. After washing, her hair looks clean and shiny and smells lovely. When she wakes up in the morning, her hair still looks like a mass but I can easily get a brush through her hair without any trouble at al and once again it looks all shiny. Well done Johnsons!!