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I recall my mother using this children’s hair shampoo on my younger sister when I was a child over 40 years ago. Clearly this shampoo must be the product of choice for many people if it has lasted in the market for this long.
I have two children. When my first was born nearly six years ago, the first baby shampoo product that came to mind was Johnson’s. The bottle style and packaging must have been printed into my memory! To be completely honest, I am not sure why this was the case.
Back in my day there was no “no more tears” formula. I certainly recall quite clearly the screams of my little sister when the shampoo got near or into her eyes. So I was pleased to discover a “no more tears” formula packaged in the usual golden colored transparent bottle.
This shampoo is very thin and therefore runny. While not much of the solution is required for a baby or a toddler, being so liquid means that I find it difficult to pour the small amount I intend to use.
I have used this on my daughter when she was a lot younger, as well as occasionally on my son who is currently ten months old. While the shampoo lathers nicely and seems to clean well enough, I actually find that it is a little too astringent and not as gentle as I would hope for. We have never had any issues regarding skin rashes or any such reactions. It is just that I think that my little ones’ hair has not been as soft as it could be. This was also my own recollection when I used it until around my own tenth birthday.
With regards to the tear-free formulation, my infant son has never outwardly expressed any discomfort in his eyes when I have used this product on him.
Do I recommend this product? Not especially. It has been around for a long time so the company must be doing something right. For me, I prefer a more viscous product that screams less of a synthetic colour and one which leaves hair feeling soft.
Over the past 6 years our bathroom has never been without a bottle of Johnson's baby shampoo. We have used some alternative Johnson's and non-Johnson's shampoos alongside it but this one is probably the most used.
The shampoo is highly recognisable. It is a rich golden colour and comes in a transparent bottle with a tear shaped yellow label. It can be purchased in different size bottles but we tend to buy the 300ml bottle. This costs between £1.20 and £1.50 depending on where you shop but you can often find multi buy offers on Johnson's products allowing you to stock up for less.
The shampoo itself is fairly runny and you need only a small amount for a baby or toddler to produce a good lather. As my daughters hair is longer now I find I need a good dollop more for her than for my boys.
The shampoo leaves hair shiny and clean and the unmistakable fragrance lingers until the following day. This is the main reason I use this shampoo over the top to toe wash. I love the smell it leaves on their hair.
The no more tears formula claims to be gentle for newborns and as mild to the eyes as pure water. Well my babies have cried if it gets in their eyes but no more so than if water is splashed in their face.
The shampoo is soap and paraban free and is clinically proven hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It certainly has never irritated my children but they do not have particularly sensitive skin or scalps.
When I have run out of my own shampoo I have used this myself. On my longer, thicker, dryer hair I haven't been overly pleased with the results. It feels too mild for me. However I would highly recommend it for babies and young children.
I was desperate for some shampoo in the Co Op.Some of the bottles were priced at alot more than I buy them for in other places but I did spy the Johnsons Baby shampoo was on offer for a quid, and I thought mmm, why not?! At least I know it smells nice, because my mum used to wash my hair with it until I was about 8 and didn't want baby stuff any more.
This smells sweet to me, maybe a bit like honey or is that just me? I was not so happy when my boyfriend smelled my hair and knew this was Johnsons because his mum used it on him as well. Oh well. For kids it will make their hair smell nice and clean.
The shampoo is golden yellow. It is runnier than I remembered but not messy. It makes a good lather which I like because I feel it is working on my hair as I massage it in. Don't use too much because it is harder to rinse and my hair got knotty which would not be good for kids. Same goes for most shampoos to be fair. This is famous for a no more tears formula but I remember getting this in my eyes when I was a kid and it does sting, maybe not as much as another one would but it isn't magic.
I had a nice surprise when I finished drying my hair because it actually looked really good. It was fresh looking and bouncy but I did need to wash it again sooner than normal. I suppose this is meant for kids hair which doesn't get greasy as quick so I am not going to moan. I used this without conditioner a few times, and my hair felt amazing - soft and smooth. I am seriously going to keep this to use when I want to get ready really quickly and not condition my hair because the baby shampoo makes it feel great. I would not use it all the time because I need to wash my hair more often if I use the baby shampoo and it doesn't make my hair shiny but otherwise I would recommend it to a friend. It is quite cheap and a good shampoo, but the scent does give it away as a kids product.
Johnson's Baby Shampoo, you'd think it's one of the gentlest shampoos on the market, wouldn't you? After all they make it for the most delicate of skins, for brand new hair on our brand new babies. It even says “no more tears” on the bottle, it wouldn't say that if it wasn't gentle would it?
Well there was a time when I was a sucker for Johnson's Baby products, the scent alone screams Baby and I used to love nuzzling in to my baby's freshly washed hair. Then I read the ingredient list, have you ever read the ingredient list on a bottle of Johnson's Baby Shampoo? It's scary reading, with lots of chemicals, it may be Paraben and soap free, but we still have Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), a known irritant in the mix along with the unquantifiable parfum.
When pregnant with Freddy I made the concious decision to avoid chemicals such as SLS and so avoided Johnson's Baby Shampoo, but Nanna was so excited at the imminent arrival of her first grandchild, had built up a hamper of baby products, almost exclusively from Johnson's including this shampoo.
Eventually there came a time when there was no other baby shampoo open and Daddy decided to try the Johnson's on the then ten month old Freddy, big mistake. Johnson's Baby Shampoo is a very runny, golden liquid, that is easily dispensed through the flip top lid. In fact it runs too freely, I would always recommend pouring this in to your hand and then work it through the hair as it's all too easy to pour at least twice as much as needed. Once in the hair it foams readily, forming numerous tiny, tight knit bubbles on baby's scalp and it rinses out quite easily too, as long as you don't use too much. I'm not 100% sure on the “no more tears” claim, that's a claim they've been making for well over twenty years, and six children on and I still refuse to pour it in their eyes, just to see if they cry. Anyway it's always being water getting in my eyes that's stung, let alone shampoo.
After drying Freddy's hair was clean, silky soft and delightfully scented with the scent of baby. But his scalp started to look a little pink, then a little pinker, then the rash started developing and before I knew it Freddy was in the middle of an eczema flare-up. Needless to say that was the last time that we used Johnson's Baby Shampoo on Freddy, well it was a long time until we tried it again. The rest of that bottle was used by the adults, and it was OK, nothing special, certainly not luxurious, but better than nothing.
This is a shampoo I purchased when away from home as it was all they had available. It's obviously made for use with babies but after using I've discovered that it's perfectly good for adults too!
The shampoo comes in a 300ml transparent plastic bottle with product information printed on the labels. The brand state this has a "no more tears" formula which essentially means the formula will not hurt your eyes or irritate the skin. The fragrance is also very mild and is not overwhelming. I would describe the scent as being very fresh, sharp and clean although it is a soap based fragrance and not reminiscent of anything in particular.
The shampoo is golden in colour and is very thick and gloopy. I have to use more of it than I would use other shampoos as it is so mild and it doesn't lather up as much. The bubbles it creates are quite small and die down very quickly. Despite this I find if you work it into your scalp and then squeeze it through to the ends of your hair it is quite easy to achieve a quick and efficient wash.
The shampoo can be rinsed out with ease in warm water. It requires very little effort to get rid of the bubbles. After rinsing I can smell the fresh fragrance in my hair.
After drying my hair it feels soft and clean. It also has a bit more volume than it normally does with the hair shafts seemingly fuller and more bouncy than usual. I like the way my hair moves and looks after using.
I would certainly purchase this again and would recommend to mothers for their kids. I also think it's a lovely mild shampoo for adults too (both women and men). I will continue to use this throughout the summer as I think it's a nice light choice for those months when my hair is dry and would benefit from a milder formula.
This shampoo is available at places like supermarkets and chemist chains like Boots and Superdrug. Prices vary although I paid £2.50 for my 300ml sized bottle.
In front of me I have Johnson's baby shampoo 300ml bottle. It comes in a clear plastic bottle and you can see the shampoo is a golden yellow colour. Johnson's and Johnson's has been around for over one hundred years making baby shampoo and other products. We are told that the shampoo is soap free and is as pure as using water, that is why it is very gentle on babies eyes.
I use a blob of this shampoo or the size of a ten pence piece apply it to my hair and massage it in. I rinse and repeat if required. The way you know this is apply one lot of shampoo and if it foams into a lather you don't need to apply a second lot. If you apply and your hair doesn't foam then a second application is required. I know this product is meant for babies however I use it for my pwn hair as it becomes very dry at the ends but greasy at the roots.
Other shampoo's I find to harsh for my hair.
I use this every other day on my hair. I used to wash my hair daily but found it made it go dull and lifeless and decided to wash it every other day instead.
I take my dog to the groomers as she is a Poodle and needs regular grooming. My groomer suggested using Johnson's baby shampoo on Daisy as it works very well with woolen coats and doesn't sting dogs eyes. This is amazing it is suitable to use from dogs to babies children and adults. It has a mild scent to it of wooden sweetness.
There are other baby shampoo products out there but not a patch on this. It has been around for many generations and is trusted for the no tears formula.
Available from all good super markets and chemists for around £1.50 for 300 ml bottle.
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'Johnson's Baby Shampoo' is perhaps one of the most misleading health care/hygiene product names, period. This is most certainly not a hair product just for babies - I'm a grown man and the family use this in our house on occasion! Tends to be an irregular purchase however, as our usual shampoos tend to be more specific, whereas this product is just a pleasure to use.
We have used this shampoo on all our kids and my wife remembers using it right up until she was a teenager! It is a staple in the family bathroom for a reason - it's a great product, a basic shampoo meant for babies but can be enjoyed by all. The shampoo is a comforting golden yellow colour (it looks rather like honey), with a consistency slightly more runny than conventional 'creamier' shampoos. This is presumably so it washes out of a baby's wispy hair easily.
It smells utterly divine, too. A warm smell that is instantly familiar and homely, and stays in the hair long after you have rinsed and dried it. It doesn't smell artificial, it just smells comforting. A relaxing smell, again presumably so that babies can relax and sleep soundly after being washed. And when cuddling a baby, smelling the sweet scent of the shampoo is always much more pleasant than that of a dirty nappy!
The shampoo doesn't sting the eyes and washes out of hair really easily. There's no need to repeat, either: a little goes a long way, and it is suitable for pretty much all hair types. As mentioned earlier, we don't regularly buy this product simply because it is very basic and isn't as good for more stubborn hair types specifically - but it's a perfect product nonetheless. Make it a home tradition in your house too!
This shampoo isn't just for babies! I'm 29 and I use it when my hair is feeling a bit sorry for itself as this shampoo is really gentle on both the hair and the scalp. I colour my hair and last year I overdid it a little so I then stripped my hair - BIG MISTAKE! I had to have around four inches chopped off, so I was lucky that I had pretty long hair to start off with. Anyway, I used this shampoo back then when my hair was damaged. It cost me just over £1 from my local Wilko but you can purchase it from pretty much anywhere as it is a popular shampoo.
The shampoo is a golden yellow colour and it has a nice consistency which isn't too thick or too runny. It smells like baby powder, which I would describe as a delicate powdery scent. The shampoo doesn't lather up as much as a "normal" shampoo would but it does produce an adequate amount of lather. The shampoo is very gentle on the hair and scalp but it does still manage to wash your hair well, leaving it squeaky clean. One good thing about this shampoo is that it doesn't sting your eyes if you happen to accidently get some of it into them.
After using this shampoo my hair feels squeaky clean and bouncy. I always use conditioner after using shampoo but once I was in a rush and I didn't. I simply used this shampoo, washed it off and dried my hair. My hair felt very dry and a little like straw so you do need to use a conditioner alongside this shampoo for best results. Johnson's do have a conditioner in the same range as this shampoo so I guess the two would be good if used together.
Using this shampoo stopped further damage to my hair and it was extra gentle on my damaged hair. It is safe for coloured treated hair too as the gentle formula would not strip the hair of any colour. It never stripped mine anyway.
Would I recommend this shampoo? Yes, I would. It's perfect for sensitive scalps or damaged/ coloured hair like mine. It's also a bargain as it's not expensive and can be bought from most of the discounters.
A good all round gentle shampoo.
This is going to sound a little strange but I actually use this on my dog when I bath her. I absolutely love the smell of this shampoo and it makes her coat so soft and shiny.
I actually came across using this for my pug years ago when I had ran out of shampoo for him (which was meant for dogs, the kind you buy in pet shops for ridiculous prices and they aren''''t really all that great). I had already wet him before realising I''''d run out and this was in our box full of bath stuff, and so I thought this is going to be the least irritable for him. I only applied a small amount which lathered up nicely, I then rinsed it off, repeating this once more and then making sure it was all out before taking him out and drying him. It left his coat lovely shiny and soft and he smelt beautiful. I had only used a small amount and the results were great.
Since then I have used Johnson''''s baby shampoo to bath my pug and my other dog and have never once had any problems. It''''s cheap but the results are great and so I think it''''s a top alternative to the overpriced dog shampoos you see everywhere else.
I have also used this shampoo on my own hair on returning from holidays when my scalp may be a little sore from being in the sun constantly and it''''s always worked great. Because it''''s seems to be a light formula I think it''''s great all round. I love this product and the smell makes me smile every time! :)
Although I do have a baby, I am writing this review based on my own experience on using it on my hair, not my daughters hair.
When we bought our first house last year, it didn't have a shower installed so I was forced to wash my hair over the sink for around 2 months until we were able to buy a shower. I usually wash my hair every other day and it was such a pain trying to wash it over a sink, until I halved the time I took when I started using this shampoo.
It is widely available in supermarkets, pound shops and drug stores. I usually get a 500ml bottle from the pound shop for a pound! It lasts me a couple of months because you don't need alot of product to get your hair squeeky clean. I usually use a dollop the size of a 10p and I have long hair.
My main love of this product is that I don't need to use conditioner afterwards. My hair is usually quite dry so I used to religiously slap conditioner on during every hair wash. After using the Johnsons shampoo my hair feels really soft. This is a relief as it saves a huge amount of time not having to leave conditioner in for a few minutes and a further five minutes trying to rinse it out.
I like the smell of this shampoo also. It has the typical Johnsons smell which lasts for a day or two in your hair.
In regards to using it on a baby. I personally don't use it on her hair as it feels like it strips it and is a little harsh on her. She doesn't have a lot of hair so I try and only wash her hair with a gentler shampoo every couple of days instead of every bath time. The list of ingredients on the back of the bottle is quite scary! There are a lot of chemicals in it which surely can't be good for slathering on your babies fragile new skin?! I think the 'no tears' gimmick on the bottle persuades parents to buy it as it makes it sound like their must only be natural ingredients inside. Don't be mistaken!
I have a confession ....i love johnson products.No i dont have any children nor do most of my friends i buy these products for me.
**Reason for buying**
I have really bad psoriasis on my scalp so whereas i can get away with smelly bath stuff etc my scalp doesn't like most kinds of shampoo. I think capasal (which the doctor recommends ) smells bad and aveeno can be expensive.This stuff neither smells bad or is expensive.
Smell-not bad .Anythings better than the cold tar smell i get from capasal. Its very delicate and not overpowering.
application- You only need to use a small bit of this and it leaves your hair feeling nice and soft .Best of all it doesn't irritate my scalp at all.
Other things i use this for include eye infections - in the past i have had a sty and the best way to get rid of it is to dab some baby shampoo on a cotton bud and apply to your lash line.
I also use this to clean my make up brushes as it is much cheaper than make up brush cleaner and works just as well. Its gentle so it doesn't damage the brushes.
I love this product as its useful in so many ways. Its easy to get (can buy in most shops) and can frequently be found on of
I bought this in the mad excitement of OMG, HAVING A BABY, MUST BUY ALL THE THINGS. I may even have bought several bottles. Imagine my surprise to be told by my midwife to stick with water for at least the first six weeks for my baby's lovely fine hair.
It says "baby" shampoo so you think it's going to be ultra-sensitive, but read the back of the bottle! This is as full of chemicals as any cheap shampoo and the only thing that defines it as "baby" is that it doesn't sting if it goes in their eyes. And think about it - where is your baby going to get this horribly dirty hair? Babies really don't need more than a rinse to clean off the sweat every few days. My kiddo was born in the middle of this year's horribly hot summer and water did fine.
We've just started using this now we're introducing solids - which really do get everywhere. It does fine, but I look at my baby's super-fine hair and I'm so glad I waited this long to introduce it. It could have added nothing earlier in his life but a nice smell - and I prefer baby smell. Don't let Johnsons' convince you need this for your tiny baby. You can do fine without.
I'm reviewing Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
It cost me around £1+ last year and I've since seen it in the POUND Stores .
The plastic bottle contains 100mls.
***WHY I BOUGHT IT***
Actually I bought it for use on our elderly neighbour who we were helping to care for.
Being elderly and also in bad health her hair was really fragile and I also found that because of the way we needed to wash her hair (she couldn't fully bend forward) she tended to get lots of drips running down the side of her face into her eyes, making me feel awful for hurting her. So I had the idea of buying this due to it's gentle formula.
***USING AND MY OPINION***
I must say I thought that it might not be strong enough to handle adult (if fragile) hair, but I was pleasantly surprised that it only needed a small amount to get a good lather going .
It really is very gentle and feels wonderful to work with. A gentle massaging was enough to get a good lather worked through the hair. Oddly enough I had rarely noticed that kind of thing with my own shampoos....it just passes me by unless I am specifically reviewing a product. But because I was aware that I was using this on a fragile person I was much more critical of it.
It has a nice pleasant baby-product smell , so I was glad of that too because the lady it was used on hates perfumed products.
It rinses out nicely and left her hair soft and clean and even the usual dripping to her eye area caused her no distress at all.
The lady in question is now in residential care and this is still her shampoo of choice there.
Meanwhile I now look after two toddlers whom I keep with me till 8-9 pm some evenings, which means they get their bath and popped into pyjamas here, rather than waiting till they get home. They have inherited the Johnsons I had left over in my bathroom cabinet and it totally lives up to it's promises by leaving their fine baby hair soft and shiny . As for for no tears ? Absolutely. Shampooing the hair of an active toddler X 2 in a frothy bath involves much "getting stuff in eyes", no matter how careful you are, and I can truthfully say they just pull a face and laugh it off.
I won't pretend I've used it on my own hair. I haven't, but most certainly would if I needed to.
So it delivers on all it's promises as far as I'm concerned.
It washes the hair well, rinses out easily, and causes no tears.... leaving a pleasant fragrance and soft shiny hair behind. Mission accomplished.
Would I recommend ? Yes.
Now for the science bit in case people need to know the ingredients.....
[FPT-0859],Aqua ,Coco-Glucoside ,Sodium Lauroamphoacetate ,Sodium Laureth Sulfate ,Citric Acid ,Polysorbate 20 ,PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate ,PEG-150 Distearate ,Sodium Chloride ,Polyquaternium-10 ,Sodium Benzoate ,Parfum ,CI 15985 ,CI 47005
Thank you for reading.~~myloh
What is this product?
This is Johnsons's Baby Shampoo - a product which has been on sale for as long as any of us can remember from a family company established in 1885.
What do I like about this product?
I make no secret of the fact that I love simple, classic, no frills products which stand the test of time. My mum washed my hair with this product and now I wash my daughter's hair with it too. I wouldn't even consider using anything else.
I love the smell of Johnson's baby products in general - it seems to be a classic baby smell! When my daughter was very small and had only a little hair, this shampoo made it nice and fluffy and clean. Now she is two and has a lot more hair, it still makes it nice and clean smelling and her hair is nice and shiny too. It takes a pea sized amount to get a great lather going so it really does last a long time making it excellent value for money, and even better value than cheaper alternative which don't last as long. I've had my 500ml bottle about a year if not longer and it is barely 1/4 done (we wash her hair about twice a week).
My daughter hates having her hair washed at the moment as she doesn't like water in her eyes, it is reassuring to know if I do accidentally get it in her eyes, it is not causing the nasty burning sensation!
What do I dislike about this product?
Do I recommend this product?
Johnson's baby shampoo was something that I always bought for my children when they were younger and it is something that I still buy albeit very occasionally now that they are older as it is just so gentle and I love the smell as it reminds me of when they were babies.
The consistency of the shampoo is a little runnier than in most shampoos but it lathers up really nicely and a little goes a long way as I only need a little amount to lather my whole head. For babies it is even less so a bottle will last for ages.
The fragrance of the shampoo is gorgeous. It is hard to describe what it is but as soon as you smell it you know it is baby shampoo as it is very distinct. The smell really makes hair smell really fresh and takes away any smells.
Johnson's is famous for their no more tears claim and it is true that this shampoo is ultra-gentle and if you get a little in your eyes it doesn't sting and isn't painful. I wouldn't recommend that you do it deliberately but it is nice to know that if some does go in your or your babies eye then it isn't going to cause any distress.
This shampoo cleans hair really well for something that is so gentle. I am not sure what they put in it but it also doesn't dry hair out and cause it to be straw like and actually feels as though it moisturises it slightly too. I used to use this on my daughters hair long after she was a baby as it was one of the best shampoos for making sure her hair didn't go all tuggy and tangled when I was combing it afterwards.
While writing this review I am wondering why I do not buy this more often as it is a really good shampoo and isn't just for babies as it is effective and gentle enough for the whole family to use. It certainly isn't the price as for a popular branded baby shampoo it is actually quite reasonably priced and you can get a bottle of the shampoo for around about £2.00 for a large 500ml bottle which I think is really good value for money.
Johnson's Baby Shampoo / As gentle to eyes as pure water / For babysoft hair / No more tears® formula is gentle to the eyes Leaves hair babysoft with our unique babyfresh smell / Ophthalmologist tested.