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Johnson's Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo

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Brand: Johnson's / Type: Grooming

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      20.11.2012 21:12
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      A lovely shampoo ideal for keeping a coat healthy

      When out on a walk with your dogs who quickly decide to run and jump into every puddle, pond, lake or dyke it is incredibly clear that as soon as you get home they will need a bath to get rid of their dirty water pong. I have a whole range of dog shampoos in my bathroom at home and generally have no preference over which one I use. But when both of my pooches visit a pond on a near daily basis their coats can look a little lack lustre and shine free.

      In order to give their coats the healthy shine back I wanted a shampoo that would be specifically suited for keeping a dog's healthy. After going in my local pet store I opted for one of the cheaper versions available, it is Johnsons Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo which is not only suited to dogs but cats also should you want to take your life in your own hands and bath a cat! Johnsons is quite a well known pet brand offering budget friendly products.

      The Shampoo

      Johnsons Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo has been specifically formulated with the help of evening primrose oil to help keep your dog or cat's coat looking healthy. Evening primrose oil has long been known for its nourishing properties that and being gentle. An ideal ingredient to help look after the skin and nourish the coat.


      The shampoo comes in a clear transparent shaped bottle which has a large label on the front picturing a dog and cat together with the company logo and the product name. On the back there is information about the product itself as well as directions as to how to use it. There are of course a list of the ingredients together with contact information.

      In Use

      The shampoo itself is a pale yellow colour with a metallic hue to it and it does have quite a thick almost jelly like consistency when it is squeezed out of the plastic bottle. It has a very gentle and mild fragrance which has floral tones to it and is more than pleasant.

      To use you simply apply to a wet coat or on your hands and then massage in. It doesn't take long before you do get a rich white lather which does have quite a luxurious feel to it. You don't need to use a lot to get a decent soapy lather which makes the shampoo actually last for quite sometime. The gentle floral aroma is quite noticeable which is nice.

      The only downside I have found with this shampoo is because it has such a thick soapy lather it can take a while to rinse out of my dog's coat. Now I have two short haired dogs and although I use as little as possible I do find it can take a while to get all of the soap suds out which if left in could irritate the skin.


      Apart from the rinsing out issue this shampoo has managed to get my dogs coats incredibly clean down to the skin which is great and they are left with a soft coat which actually looks incredibly shiny and has a great softness to it. I really can't fault this shampoo for getting my dogs coats clean and looking a lot healthier. Definitely a recommendation from me and my gang!

      Product Information

      Brand: Johnsons
      Price: From £2.50 for a 200ml bottle
      Availability: Pet stores


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