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When you think of baby wash products you instantly think of Johnsons. I remember my mum using their products on me as a child so when I had my daughter naturally I gravitated towards Johnsons baby products.
Having used the original Johnsons Baby shampoo I was keen to try the Camomile version which is supposed to help maintain the light colour of babies hair.
It is light green in colour with a beautiful floral mild smell. It comes in a clear bottle with a so that you can see the colour and has a green cap. There is a teardrop shape on the front highlighting the no more tears formula- which states that is is as gentle on babies eyes as pure water.
A 500ml bottle is £3.35 at Boots but it is widely available in supermarkets and chemists.
To use you simply wet baby's hair and add a small amount of shampoo and lather. It leaves my daughters hair lovely and clean and soft and smeling beautiful. It is gentle enough to use every day and with the no more tears formula even if it gets in her eyes she does not mind. It is mild enough to use from birth.
The only real difference to the original is the smell which is mildly floral.
Johnsons also do a version with lavender as well as the very well known original.
I absolutely love using Johnsons products on my daughter, they are gentle and mild and I highly recommend this shampoo it makes a change from the original.
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Why this product
Prior to my son's birth I stocked up on lots of lovely baby products to use. As this was pre baby we still had money so I was into buying brand names as I thought I wanted something I could trust. Johnson's is still probably one of the best know baby brands on the market and is highly advertised as being recommend by midwifes so I was sold. Now when my little cherub was born there really was not much hair on his head and we didn't start using shampoo on him till he has some curly golden locks when he was about 14 months old prior to this just water nearly 18 months later as he approaches 4 we have finally got through the stock pile I had of the original Johnson's shampoo. I have tried several supermarket brands but have found these seem to leave his hair smelling either not as nice or leave his hair feeling very dry. I have now moved on to trying the Chamomile version of Johnsons shampoo and love the different smell it gives but also the way it leaves my sons feeling nice and soft.
What is it?
Johnson's baby shampoo with Chamomile is a shampoo that is suitable not only for babies but for all the family and Johnson's put the best for baby best for you all over their products. Usually it's just my son uses this but for the purpose of this review I thought I would try the shampoo too. Hubby is bald so he needs no shampoo baby or otherwise.
It is also marketed with Johnsons no tear ® formula which claims to be gentle to the eyes as pure water and ophthalmologist tested/ The inclusion of chamomile extract is thought to help keep, keep the light colour and shine of blonde hair.
The plastic recyclable bottle is clear with a green lid to distinguish it form the normal shampoo which has a yellow lid.
The actual shampoo is a lemony golden colour the liquid is transparent. The shampoo has a light chamomile scent to it which is reminiscent to me of freshly cut grass and summery days which I find a pleasant to my senses.
How to Use and our experience.
Wet your baby's hair with warm water and gently massage in a dollop of shampoo I find that for my son's locks that a 10 pence size dollop is just right. This then lathers up well and you end up with a head full of bubbly locks then rinse the shampoo out. When dry his hair is beautifully soft just like fluffy duckling really and it leaves his hair always looking and smelling clean. When we have used this after swimming though the scent isn't very strong in the bottle the combination of the cleaning action of the shampoo and the scent gets rid of the chlorine swimming pool scent and leaves a lovely fresh scent behind instead. I find his hair which is very fine never gets into any tangles with this shampoo this was both prior to us having his hair cut and it having fine baby curls and now that he has a big boy cut the shampoo still leaves it tangle free which is then great for brushing after the bath.
As to does it keep his blonde hair looking light and shinny, all I can say his hair is still has pure blonde as the day he first got some real hair on his head. The colour is still a lovely light blonde rather than a dark blonde like my own. Now how much of this is down to the shampoo or his genes I don't know.
No tears formula whilst I haven't deliberately got some of this in either my son's eyes or mine own the time some has probably gone in when he hasn't closed his eyes firmly enough there has been no complaints of stinging and a quick splash with clean water is enough to remove any suds and there is no redness in his eyes from the shampoo.
Now as most parents will know washing hair is one of those jobs that can go either very well or be a scene for a horror film. The times it works well in our household is when it is a game. Since going swimming he is used to getting his hair wet and having water poured over his head with a watering can so we do that. Then we get him to put some of the bubbles on one of his bath animals and we rinse together.
My experience with this shampoo was again I only needed a small amount for my hair which is shoulder length. It lathered up very well and on rinsing produces no tangle which for me was a miracle I normally find one. My hair after using my normally condition was very soft and flyaway probably too fly away. Though I probably wouldn't use this myself in the long term I would not be averse to pinching his if I ran out of mine.
As you only need such a small amount for the your child's hair these bottles last for ages in our experience one bottle lasts about 2-3 months.
Comparing this to the original Johnson's baby shampoo I personally find there to be little difference in the cleaning abilities and how soft it leaves my son's hair feeling. However what I do notice as different is the smell and out of the two scents I prefer the lighter summery fragrance of the chamomile on my son now compared the original "baby" scent that the original shampoo gives. For our new addition that hopefully arrives safe and well in April I will be more than happy to use this on them as well.
This is available from most supermarkets and is often on baby offers for you to stock up on but if not on offer the full price is £3 given how long this last I think this is good value. However being a thrifty Yorkshire woman I tend to stock up on offers.
A great shampoo for young children as well as baby's as it keeps the hair tangle free smells lovely and keeps blonde locks looking bright.
Aqua, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Polysorbate 20, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-10, Glucose, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, CI 15985, CI 47005
I have been using Johnson's baby shampoo on my little girl for well over a year now and love how soft it leaves her hair and also how kind it is to her eyes. I am probably a bit of a mean mummy and just rinse her hair and let all the water and shampoo fall over her face and eyes and it never irritates her or stings which is great. I use a few of their other baby products such as the lotion and the baby oil and have really liked their products so far so in the end this was the only product for me.
Recently I have been using the Johnson's Baby shampoo with camomile as I was seduced by the smell in the shop as it has a lovely somewhat flowery smell to it whilst still smelling pure and clean like only Johnson's can. Johnson's Baby Shampoo is ideal for cleansing baby's delicate hair and scalp. This mild, tearless formula baby shampoo is as gentle to the eyes as pure water and is really the only baby shampoo that I would consider using. It is well priced and well respected and a favourite in our household.
It is made by Johnson & Johnson who are a global American pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. I think Johnson and Johnson have such a great reputation that I am always quite happy to use their products as I know they are going to be of a good quality.
The baby shampoo, as you would hope, is specially formulated for baby. Johnson's say it is ideal for cleansing baby's delicate hair and scalp. The shampoo is mild and the tearless formula is gentle on their eyes, just like pure water would be. I have definitely put the tearless formula claim to the test as I've mentioned above so definitely think it is a claim that they can back up. What is interesting about the camomile version is that it says that natural camomile extract is known to maintain the light colour of your baby's hair. I find this really interesting. My baby girl has lovely fair blond hair and I would love her to keep it as my natural blond has faded to brown somewhat so if this shampoo helps with that then this is great. I definitely find that after she has had a bath and her hair has dried it is lovely and light and shiny
The camomile shampoo comes in a very familiar clear plastic bottle with simply Johnson's Baby shampoo written on the front and a red tear drop on which has the no more tears trademark written on it. This is the same as all the other varieties of Johnson's baby shampoo however this one has a green lid and also the words, "with camomile" written on it so you know the difference. The shampoo itself is still a yellow colour.
JThe shampoo foams up really easily and is very nice to turn into a lather on your baby's head. I only use a little pea drop of shampoo and I do find that it lathers up well and cleans her hair very well. After the bath her hair is very clean and fluffy!
I find this product very cheap. You buy it in bottles and it comes in a number of different sizes. I recently bought a 500ml bottle Boots and I think it cost me in the region of £3 and considering how long this will last that is very good value in my opinion
I first started using Johnsons baby shampoo when I was living in Spain, as with all the sun and sea and frequent washing, I figured that a baby shampoo would probably be alot gentler for my poor over-washed hair. I have recently gone back to it as I find adult shampoos tend to weigh my hair down alot. Plus the bottle is huge and so pretty good value for money.
I chose the Camomile version of the shampoo as I am blonde and my hair tends to go a little dull in the winter months, and Camomile is great for blonde hair right? Well, this shampoo seems to do the trick - my hair seems to have become lighter and brighter again. However, the sun has made an appearance these past couple of weeks, so it's entirely possible that my brightened hair is at least partly down to the sun.
Nonetheless, Johnson's baby shampoo is a fantastic shampoo in my opinion. £2.79 for 500ml in Boots, this is great value for money as it lathers up really well and so will last a good long while. It comes in very basic packaging - a clear bottle with a green cap. The bottle is really easy to squeeze and so you can always get the very last drops out at the end, so you don't end up wasting any.
The shampoo is a fairly thin consistency and yellow in colour. It has a very gentle Camomile scent which I find quite refreshing but also very relaxing. You don't need a large amount to produce a good lather, so a bottle should last a long long time.
After using this shampoo my hair feels really really clean and soft and this is why I tend to use this shampoo. I have very fine hair and so all the various adult shampoos tend to coat my hair and weigh it down leaving it quite flat. This shampoo however leaves my hair quite bouncy and manageable, and I feel that it is gentle enough to not do my hair any harm using it as frequently as I do.
As for the 'no more tears' claim... Well I haven't been brave enough to rub it neat into my eyes and test this theory. However, I do tend to be quite careless when washing my hair and have never had any kind of stinging sensation when the soapy water has gone into my eyes.
Overall I think this is a great family shampoo - it may be called Johnson's baby, but it's great for adults and children alike. I particularly recommend this shampoo if you have quite fine hair that tends to get greasy quickly, as it doesn't dry out the hair with frequent washing and it doesn't weigh it down so it stays bouncy for longer.