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  • Cleans hair beautifully
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  • Leaves the kids' eyes slightly red
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      03.08.2014 01:42
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      Johnson's Baby Shampoo With A Difference

      I have always been a fan of Johnsons shampoo when my children are very young, they make several varieties now and as I find they are all generally very effective I like to try any new ones I see. Their Chamomile shampoo is a new addition to the range, or at least I’ve never noticed it before while shopping for the children’s toiletries, and is designed to be used on light coloured or blonde hair - the chamomile being an ingredient that will make this hair type appear brighter and healthier. I bought a bottle as my youngest two children are both very blonde, and have found it to be an excellent shampoo and one I definitely intend to buy again.


      It lathers up beautifully and you really don’t need to use a lot at all to cleanse the average childs hair. Obviously with my seven year old being a girl she has longer hair than her little brother so I need to use a little more, but it literally is just a slightly larger blob of shampoo and there really is no need to go overboard with the application.


      After rinsing my daughters hair can become a bit knotted after I’ve used this shampoo, it’s not very conditioning at all so I tend to use a separate conditioner on her hair after shampooing - this isn’t necessary for my son however as his hair is completely knot free after rinsing and drying! Odd! Both of their hair dries to a beautiful sheen, I’ve used it exclusively for over two months now and I swear the blonde shades in both of the children’s hair is brighter - it not only looks clean in the short term but the extra shine is apparent for days, at least until the next time I wash their hair. I’ve noticed I can leave longer periods between hair washing sessions when I’m using this Johnsons Chamomile Shampoo as their hair stays fresh looking for longer - very useful when we’re in a rush and simply haven’t got time for a strict regular bath time.


      The No Tears formula isn’t as good as when I use the more traditional Johnsons Baby Shampoo, neither of my children experience pain if the shampoo gets in their eyes but both emerge from the bath with slightly red eyes which to me is an indication of at least a small amount of irritation. Neither of them suffer like this with other Johnsons Baby shampoos so I suspect it must be the chamomile addition.


      I really like this shampoo (red eyes aside!) and will carry on using it over the summer so that the chamomile will continue to work its magic alongside the summer sun to really enhance the beautiful colour of my children’s hair. Recommended to any of you blessed with a child with the hair of the angels, who want to keep it looking angelic!

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        14.07.2012 11:58
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        suits our son well

        Johnson's specialise in offering baby bath and body items. They also offer skincare items for adults too.

        *Baby Shampoo - Camomile*

        Johnson's offer a few different shampoos for use on your baby or young childs hair. There is the original formula, a shampoo designed to combat tangles in the hair and the camomile shampoo which I will be discussing today.

        This shampoo is for light and shiny hair. It has the Johnson's 'no more tears' formula and is designed to be gentle on your childs hair and skin. It has been ophthormologist tested. This shampoo has camomile extract which is perfect for keeping blonde hair looking healthy. It is soap and paraben free too!

        *Packaging*

        This shampoo is presented in a curvy plastic bottle. The important product information is on the back including ingredients and product claims. The shampoo itself is a lime green colour and transparent. The bottle has a flip top cap and small dispensing hole. This shampoo has a 12months shelf life and the bottle can be recycled.

        *Price and Availability*

        This shampoo is available in a 300ml or a 500ml sized bottle. Boots stock the 500ml bottle priced at £3.70. I personally bought the 300ml bottle from Poundland which works out cheaper ml for ml.

        *My Thoughts*

        My son is 4 and has very short hair. As you can imagine, he doesn't go through a massive amount of shampoo as we wash his beautiful hair twice a week. Up until recently, we had been using Body Shop Burriti Baby Shampoo on his hair as he had quite a lot of dry patches on his scalp. These cleared up well so when it came to replacing his shampoo, I decided to shop around and try something different.

        I trust the Johnson's brand so when I spotted this camomile shampoo, I thought we would give it a try. I'm not a fan of the regular Johnson's baby shampoo. It is a good shampoo, I just don't like the smell of it to be honest. I thought this camomile shampoo may smell more appealing. The bottle is well designed and easy to grip even with slippy hands - essential when you have a squirmy baby! My son is not keen on getting his hair washed despite the no more tears claims - it is always a battle!

        This shampoo has a pleasant consistency. It is gel like as you would expect and neither too gloopy nor too thin - just right. Once my sons hair is soaked, I only need the smallest of blobs to fully cleanse his hair. If you have a child with longer hair, you would need more of course! The scent of this shampoo is lovely. It is a gentle, calming scent which has sweet undertones that remind me of fresh apples! It is quite fresh and soapy too. Fresh enough to use in the morning yet soothing enough for bedtime baths too.

        This shampoo lathers up well - a thick and cleansing lather. It rinses effortlessly from my sons hair and doesn't leave any residue at all. Ultimately, we like this shampoo. My sons hair always feels and looks clean after using this shampoo. I don't use conditioner on his short hair as he is only little but we have been impressed by how soft this shampoo leaves his hair. It is incredibly gentle and hasn't irritated his scalp in any way. The no more tears claim is founded as this doesn't irritate my sons eyes and the only tears are from the thought of getting his hair washed in general!

        My son has lovely blond hair and this shampoo does help to keep it looking shiny. I didn't actually realise that camomile extract was designed to keep light hair looking fresh so this was an added bonus for us. The subtle scent lingers on my sons hair. His hair smells absolutely gorgeous when I snuggle in to him before bed - much more pleasant than the original scent in my opinion.

        *Conclusion*

        Overall I can recommend this camomile shampoo. It is perfectly gentle, smells gorgeous and keeps my sons beautiful blond hair looking fab. It is mega cheap too if purchased from Poundland. I bought our bottle around 6 weeks ago and we have only used around 1/6th of the bottle with twice weekly use. Excellent value for money and well worth the quid we paid and more!

        Thanks for reading x

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          17.01.2004 17:06
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          When my baby was born he had quite dark blonde hair but over the last few months its all fallen out and he has turned incredibly blonde, the colour most people die for. This is where a friend of mine recommended getting a shampoo to keep his hair blonde for as long as possible. Browsing in my beloved Tesco at the baby toiletries shelf I came across Johnsons no more tears baby shampoo that contains camomile extracts. The shampoo set me back a pricey £1.89 but its a big 300ml bottle and I know this will last for absolutely ages when using on a baby so a good investment if he is not allergic to the ingredients. The reason I chose this shampoo was because it contains the ingredient of camomile extract and that is supposed to help keep the light colour of hair and I like the fact that it is mild enough to use everyday on my son. It says on the cover that its a new improved no more tears formula and is as gentle to the eyes as pure water. Ideal for gently cleaning baby's delicate hair and scalp and is of course PH balanced. The shampoo itself comes is a clear bottle with a green top and is the colour that you usually associate camomile with , a lovely honey colour. It has the standard no more tears sticker on one side with the contents written on the back. When you open the bottle and squeeze a small blob onto your hand it has a wonderful smell, reminds me of summer meadows. You do not need much to get a good lather going on the babies head so its excellent in that respect, i have used it everday for a month and the contents in the bottle has hardly been dented. The shampoo washes out my baby's head very easily and does not leave a residue afterwards, it leaves his hair is incredibly shiny and soft and smells gorgeous. Now I cant tell you at this stage wether it actually will keep his hair blond as he is too young at the moment but it cant do any harm using this to try!But It has a wonderful smell and I can sa
          y his hair is in lovely condition since using it. I shall definately buy this again. A recommendation for all you natural blondes out there!

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            24.08.2002 21:53
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            My hair. As everyone knows, it is severely traumatised through various bleach applications and heated appliances, and needs some pampering. I sincerely believe that conditioner is the most important thing to hair, and shampoo is there to cleanse, and do not much else. Hence, I don’t require too much from a shampoo – it has to clean it well, be fairly cheap (I spend a fortune on conditioner instead), and not fade my highlights. As a newcomer to Dooyoo (from the other side, Ciao), I looked through the Ciao top 5 shampoo's, and came up with this one!The reviews I read were all great, and stressed the fact that this is a great shampoo for big kids too! Also, with it being so mild, I figured that it wouldn’t aggravate my eczema when I rinsed it out of my hair. Off I trotted to Boots, found the baby section (they’ve moved it since I worked there!), and was about to grab a bottle when it suddenly hit me. There’s more than one kind! Firstly, you have your bog standard shampoo, as we see in the picture here. Then you have the same shampoo, but with added camomile (exactly the same as the pic, but with a green lid.) The detangling shampoo is more of a pinky colour, and then finally we have the wheatgerm shampoo. And I thought this would be easy! I decided to go for the one with camomile, as I know it’s good for highlights. I paid £1.89 for 300ml of this shampoo from Boots. It’s worth shopping around as baby products are often on 3 for 2, or BOGOF, so look in your local supermarkets too! I think this is a really good price, as I usually use 'designer' shampoos like TIGI or John Frieda, and they are much more expensive The packaging of this product is pretty basic. It comes in an oval, clear plastic bottle with a pale green lid. The bottle carries a tear shaped sticker, with the ‘No More Tears’ logo, and the promise of the ‘Best Softness Ever.’ It has a green flip lid, so y
            ou squeeze out the product rather than unscrew a lid (which is really hard when you're all soapy in the shower!) When we turn the bottle around, the reverse side of the sticker contains some more info, which we see through the clear bottle (I hope that makes sense!) It tells us that 3 out of 4 midwives use Johnson’s Baby products on their own children. Personally, I am more interesting in what the other 1 out of 4 use! It goes on to tell us, that this product is great for using on babies as it is as gentle on the eyes as pure water, and is gentle enough for cleaning babies delicate hair and scalp. Now, I think the ‘delicate hair’ bit sounds dead cute, but then the word scalp ruins it! What a horrible word that is! It continues, to tell us that it’s best for ‘you’ as it leaves hair shiny and soft, and keeps it looking light in colour. It’s also so mild you can use it everyday! (I sound like a record reeling all this info off!) Also on the packaging is the tagline “Johnson’s don’t make baby products for anyone else.” At this point I felt terribly guilty, as this multi million pound company only make products for me, and this is the first time I have ever bought their shampoo. They must be losing a lot of money! So, what’s it like. Smell wise, I wasn’t hugely impressed. I was hoping that this would smell of babies (the nice smell not the pooey smell), but it didn’t at all. It’s quite a subtle smell, and very camomiley (it smelt like the old camomile conditioner I used to use.) It’s very hard to describe, but it’s quite fruity, and refreshing. I don’t find it objectionable, but there may be a few people who don’t like it. The shampoo itself is quite runny, so I did find I was ending up using quite a bit of it. I think this is because it is designed for babies, they only need a drop, so by making it runny, it’s easier to use on kid
            s. However, for me I tend to end up using a blob about the size of two 50p pieces. It lathers up quite well, but not as well as other shampoos I’ve used in the past. I had to use quite a bit to cover all my hair (just past my shoulders), but I didn’t need to shampoo my hair twice, so I didn’t find this too much of a bad thing. It was really easy to rinse out, which is saying something, because a lot of the time I don’t rinse my hair properly and it ends up looking very dull! When I did rinse it out it didn't bother my skin at all. A lot of shampoos I use often make my eczema worse, but as this is so mild it didn't. As for the ‘No More Tears’ claim. Sorry guys, I love you all loads, and I do test things pretty thoroughly, but I’m not going to squirt this stuff in my eyes to see if it hurts! I can say that all the reviews I’ve read on Ciao have been very positive on this aspect of the shampoo! When I was a little kid, my Mum used to have this weird plastic ring, which she’d put on my head to stop the shampoo going in my eyes. It actually used to make me cry more, as I new how stupid I looked, and was terrified someone would take a photo, then, when I was a teenager, plaster it around me school. Thankfully, this never happened! So, how was my hair when I dried it? It felt very soft and clean, and I was really pleased with the results. The smell doesn’t linger on my hair, but as I use a very strong smelling conditioner, this does cover it up quite a lot. My highlights have not faded, although neither do they look any brighter. My hair is very shiny when it’s in the light, and feels gorgeous to stroke! (Still looking for a male volunteer to do this for me if there are any?!) The downside of this is that with it being so mild, you do have to wash your hair a lot. I used to be able to just about get away with not washing my hair for 3 days (if I was having a day of utter laziness’, and
            I wasn’t leaving the house!) Now I do have to wash my hair every other day. Most of the time I do wash it this often anyway though, so it isn’t a huge problem. Obviously I don’t have a baby, so I can’t tell you how good this is for kids. I know my Mum used this on me when I was little, but obviously, not being able to remember this far back, I can’t tell you whether I was pleased with the results! Again, all the reviews I have read on this product have been very positive I have had this shampoo for about 3 weeks now, and am nearly 1/3 through the bottle (I do occasionally use a different shampoo.) Overall, I would recommend this, especially if you’re like me, and not hugely bothered over shampoo! I’m not a massive fan of the smell, but I can live with it!

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              17.10.2001 02:18
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              I love my hair we are best friends. I have long blonde hair down to my breasts. It’s straight and requires little attention. I can do almost anything with it and take great pride in having it look its best. Because I’m blonde I use shampoos just for blondes, ones with camomile in (images of Peter Rabbit and camomile tea come to mind). Why camomile? Well camomile helps (well it is meant to) keep the light colour in our hair. I don’t really want to be a brunette so I use camomile. I had for many years used body shop camomile shampoo but last year they had the nerve to change it… (In the words of Harry Enfield, ‘oi you… no’.) I didn’t like the new product so it was time to see what else was available. I tested cheap shampoo like Asda’s own camomile shampoo but found I didn’t like the results that much. Then I noticed that Johnson’s baby (who make my bubble bath) had a camomile version of their baby shampoo. I knew the baby range was for us big kids too but I didn’t really think the shampoo would be good on the amount of hair I have. Babies had very fine short hair normally while I have a whole huge head. I found out after trying it that I had soft, shiny hair… just the way I like it. Did you know that 3 out of 4 midwifes use it on their own children? Not a bad figure really is it? How many midwifes did they ask though? 4? I hate getting shampoo in my eyes, it hurts like hell. This shampoo CLAIMS to be as gentle as water, so although it does no good to get it in your eyes, you wont be screaming with agony. I haven’t got it in my eyes yet to state if that is true, and I’m not trying it out for this opinion either. I have super sensitive skin and I have not any problems with this product. It does say on the bottle that you can use it on newborn babies. This means that all us sensitive skin people can have shiny, non-irritated s
              kin. I do use a conditioner after the shampoo. Johnson, as far as I know, does not make a baby conditioner so I have to find another product. I personally use Pantene and it works like a dream but I’m sure there are loads of other wonderful products out there. I have a lot of hair so I use a lot of shampoo. For my amount of hair I need a whole handful of shampoo. For a baby you would only need a drop though because they have such fine little hair. The bottle is yellow and clear. The shampoo is yellow like camomile is. The front label has writing on the back of it, which you can read though the bottle. This is all the instructions and ingredient list. I personally recommend this shampoo and have not had any problems with it to date. Its not the cheapest of shampoo’s but I find it does a good job. Sara

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                I think Johnsons are wonderful for baby products and I use a lot of thier range on my son - They always perform brilliantly and have a gorgeous fragrance to them. I use the Johnsons shampoo for my son and again it has a pleasant smell so no problems there. I remember seeing a advert on the television once where the typical model mother with perfect hair is saying something along the lines of how perfect Johnsons Baby Shampoo is and she even uses it on her own hair which leaves it feeling soft and shiny. I thought I would give it a try it rinsed easily and i thought "great - nice smell". However when I came to blow drying my hair it was a different story altogether. my hair felt dry and fluffy - a really "un-nice" feeling. I wasn't impressed at all - I certainly won't be using it on my hair again. Come on Johnsons - live up to your usual high standards!

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                The camomile version of the Johnsons shampoo may seem just another marketing strategy, but it does really work. My five month baby boy was born with a lot of blond hair although I am a brunet and his father is light brown. Obviously his hair colour will change with time so I was tempted to use some camomile to prolongue a bit his shiny blond hair. You may think this is totally futile and I defnitly have nothing against brunet or darker hair, but my baby is very charming with his light colour so why not combine the old trust for Johnsons products and their lovely shampoo smell with some boost for the ego part of a mum who loves to hear how cute her baby is. And if you are blond, I recommend it as well.

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