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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.
I actually use this baby shampoo myself - I tend to have a lot of bad skin reactions to different beauty/hair care products, so I've found that the simpler and more basic my products, the better my skin and hair is. My previous type of shampoo was no longer in production, so I reverted to one I knew worked instead spending a lot of time and energy working out what other brands might work for me.
This is a lovely basic shampoo. It keeps your hair clean and fresh, has a nice gentle smell, and is very easy to rinse out. It also feels quite nice in your hair.
While it is very easy to rinse out, if you happen to miss a bit it can cause some dandruff afterwards. If you just make sure that you've rinsed through all of your hair, you shouldn't have this problem as, like I said, it washes out easy. You also have to occasionally use a little more conditioner than you otherwise would in order to keep your hair in the best condition you can. I have very long (waist-length) and thick hair, and occasionally it can become quite dry using this shampoo, so I have to use more conditioner to sort it out.
The other thing that not many people know about Johnson's baby shampoo is that it can be very handy for cleaning the bathroom! Before I get in the bathtub, I use it (applying with something like loo roll or kitchen roll) along the sides and bottom of the bath to get rid of the dirt. It also helps stop future build-up of dirt, because it acts as a sort of barrier between the dirt and the side of the bath. All you have to do is rinse it off, and then you're ready to draw a bath!
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.
When you think of baby wash products you instantly think of Johnsons. I remember my mum using this shampoo on me as a child so when I had my daughter naturally I gravitated towards Johnsons baby products. Johnsons Baby Shampoo comes in bottles in various sizes 100ml, 200ml, 300ml and 500ml. It is widely available in supermarkets chemists and other shops.
It is bright yellow in colour with a beautiful but mild smell- the smell alone instantly make you think of babies. It comes in a clear bottle with a so that you can see the distinct colour and has a yellow 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.
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. 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.
This mummy does sometimes steal some- not only does it leave my hair smelling beautiful and feeling clean and soft, but a beautician friend recommended using a small amount as a face wash for sensitve skin and it leaves my skin feeling very clean and clear.
Johnsons also do a version with lavender and one with Camomile.
I absolutely love using Johnsons products on my daughter, they are gentle and mild and I highly recommend this shampoo for both babies and big kids alike.
When my daughter was born 2 years ago, my sister gave me a set of Johnson's products which included this Johnson's Baby Shampoo. I didn't use it for the first 6 months of my daughter's life as she had cradle cap (a scalp condition common in newborns) so I used a specialist shampoo prescribed by the doctor for her.
From the age of six months onwards however we've used a few different baby shampoos, starting with Johnson's Baby Shampoo which is probably the classic baby shampoo, and certainly for me the most recognisable. It comes in a tall teardrop shape bottle which is clear and has a yellow flip cap. The shampoo is a strong yellow colour and I think it is a very recognisable brand and product.
Price wise I get my Johnson's Baby Shampoo in the Pound Shop now, where it is pretty much always stocked. It's often £1 in supermarkets too, but certainly freely available under £1.50 everywhere else.
The Johnson's Baby Shampoo gives a good, thick creamy lather which only needs a small, 10p sized or less blob to achieve, even on the most hirstute of baby's heads! It has a lovely, unmistakeably familiar scent, fresh and light, and leaves your little one's hair squeaky clean. My girl has flyaway hair so we use Johnson's Baby Conditioner, too.
Overall I can't recommend Johnson's Baby Shampoo enough for the price and for the effectiveness, it is so gentle to the scalp that even our sensitive girl wasn't affected by the shampoo and we feel safe and confident using it which is very important. For me as an adult the shampoo leaves the hair too soft but for little ones it's perfect and I can't give it any less than a full score, 5 stars out of 5. It really is a great shampoo for kids.
I've been using Johnson's Baby Shampoo even before I had my daughter. I used to use this when I still lived at home and I still use it today, on my own hair as well as my daughter's. It's so mild and gentle and a brand I really trust. The packaging and the bottle appearance don't seem to have changed very much at all over the years and the bottle, I always think, is instantly recognizable as Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
Johnson's Baby Shampoo is very widely available and I am always buying a bottle of this when I do my shop at the supermarket (usually Tesco). The bottle I buy is the 300ml size and I pay in the region of £1, which is think is a pretty reasonable price to pay. This was the very first shampoo I ever used on my daughter and it still has the very old and very familiar 'No More Tears' logo on the front.
The ingredients include:
Aqua, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Lauroampoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Cl 47005, Cl15985.
The shampoo still has the exact same smell as it's had al those years previously. It reminds me of when Sarah was a tiny baby and I was holding her over her first ever plastic bath and gently washing her hair in this. Today I use it on myself all the time. It is mild enough to use every day and only a teeny bit is needed to get a good amount of lather. It rinses off well and it just leaves my hair feeling naturally soft and shiny and very manageable.
My husband uses this shampoo too and it's certainly a product which can be used by the entire family. If you are looking for a mild and gentle everyday sort of shampoo then really can recommend this.
Johnson's baby shampoo has been around for as long as I can remember. I am the eldest of seven children in our family and this was one of the items which was always on the edge of the bath. It was the natural choice for me to use it on my own children. Johnson's is a trusted brand that has been around for years.
== Packaging Design ==
The bottle is instantly recognised as Johnson's. The bottle is made from clear plastic and is a gently curved. The lid is a bright cheery yellow colour and a useful flip top, which I find can be quite stiff to open. (This is good in our house as it stops the kids from pouring it everywhere!)
The label is a tear drop shape with a red tear drop shape in red with 'No More Tears', which is a trademark of Johnson's Baby Shampoo. The label is printed on the reverse so you can see through the liquid to read it. "The gentle formulation of Johnson's Baby Shampoo maintains hair's natural moisture balance without leaving any residue - and the NO MORE TEARS formula is as mild to the eyes as pure water".
== Price and Availability ==
This is available to buy from almost all major supermarkets and chemists. It is often on offer for around £1 for a 300ml bottle. At the moment it is £1.17 in Boots (it is normally around £1.75 in there). I have abit of a stash built up as my mother in law stocks up on supplies when things are on offer.
== Ease of Use ==
I use this to wash both my daughters hair (aged 4 and 1) and have done since they were babies. I use about a 10 pence sized blob for my youngest daughters hair and twice this amount for the eldest as her hair is so long and thick. It cleans their hair well and smells lovely and clean. It keeps their hair soft, shiny and healthy looking.
I use this occasionally for my hair, it keeps it nice and soft.
== Ingredients ==
Aqua, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Lauroampoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum, Cl 47005, Cl15985.
I have listed a link within this section as there has been debate in the past that some of the ingredients could be thought of as 'chemicals of concern'.
== Further Details ==
Johnson & Johnson Gmbh
For information please call UK: 0845 6020333
Thanks for reading.
I have a 2 year old little girl and from her very first bath I used johnsons baby shampoo. Then when my little one turned one and a half I switched to a children's shampoo with little problems. My little girl is now 2 and a half and 2 months ago I was advised by my doctor to switch back to a baby shampoo as my little girl had started to develop really bad eczema within her hair line. I was told that a child or adults shampoo would be far too perfumed and would only irritate and inflame this condition. So without hesitation I went straight to my nearest tescos and stocked up.
The bottle design:
Johnsons has used a neutral yellow colour for their shampoo. The bottle itself is a slightly tinted yellow see through bottle so you can easily see how much shampoo you have left. I much prefer see through bottle with products like this because there is nothing worse than being half way through washing your hair and finding your shampoo bottle is empty. The lid is a flip top simple design which is also yellow it is easy to open for a adult but is stiff enough to be a problem for a child to open. The exit for the shampoo is simply a hole and does not really need any squeezing to get any product out it just kind of runs out. On the front of the bottle is the product description. 'johnsons baby shampoo' there is also a tear drop with 'no more tears' written inside this implies that is contact is made with your child or babies eye it will not hurt. Under the product name is a short statement made by johnsons 'as gentle to eyes as pure water' this helps backup their claim to no mor terms. On the back of the bottle is a large tear shaped sticker with the barcode ingredients and a larger statement 'we love babies and we understand babies eyes are delicate. That's why our no more tears baby shampoo is as gently to the eyes as pure water. Ideal for gently cleansing baby's hair. Rinses easily, leaving hair baby soft and with our unique bay soft smell. Ophthalmologist tested' the bottle size I own is 300ml.
The shampoo itself:
When pouring the shampoo xonto your hand you imidiatly notice how runny this is. This at first does cause a worry as to how well the shampoo will distribute across the hair and how easily it lathers up. The smell is really neutral but at the same time almost fruity. It is a strong smell which is surprising considering it claims to be gentle to the skin and eyes.
The shampoo in use:
Obviously my 2 year old has more hair than a baby but for her hair now I used a 50p size amount of shampoo and found that it worked through her hair very easily. Which was a added relief as where her head was so sore I didn't want to have to work it in too much causing her pain. But infact she didn't batter a eye lash and really didn't seem atall bothered. When she was a baby I used less than half the 50p amount and found it lathered up just as well. As you are working it around the hair it let's of the lovely 'baby' smell which I must say I have missed. Washing it out of a baby's hair is so easy lay them bak (obviously supporting their head) and rinse with a small cup or bucket or even by cupping your hand if the baby is very young. Ever now and then work your hand through the hair the ensure that all the shampoo is out. When washing it out of a baby's hair this was I found it was extremely easy to avoid getting the bubbles into her eyes. However she is now 2 and a half and bath time is obviously a big game. Short of jumping in the bath and sitting on her (which I think is slightly frowned upon) their is now way she is laying down to let me wash the shampoo out so I find that the chucking the bucket over her head technique works best. But with this the shampoo does run out of her hair in all directions. With johnsons baby shampoo my little one laughs away and doesn't even rub her eyes once which is great. I guess this means the their claim of it being a no tears formula is true. the small after drying her hair was just as lovely as in the bottle and the smell stayed around till her next hair wash. It really does leave a 'newborn baby' smell. because the smell did stick around for so long I was a little worried about the effects it would have on her eczema.
The effects the shampoo had on the eczema:
As the shampoo does have such a strong smell I did have concerns as to how gently it would be on her skin. Although I was proved wrong with its effects on the eyes. I have to say after 2 weeks of going back to using johnsons baby shampoo the scratching had stopped and the eczema had almost completely cleared up. Soi will be sticking with this shampoo from now on.
The price and availability:
For the 300ml bottle I paid around £2.69 this is a little bit pricey but not enought of a issue to loose a star. In my opinion you pay for what you get and if for £2.69 I get a product that's kind to my toddlers eyes as well as her sking condition I'm more than happy. This can be found in all supermarkets, online and is stores stocking baby products such as boots and superdrug. Prices may vary in different stores. And all supermarkets hold baby events where the prices are dropped.
I am giving This product 5 stars as I am more than happy to recommend it to anyone with a baby or child no matter what the age.
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.