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Baby Shampoo - Solution To A Sticky Problem
Johnson's Baby Shampoo
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Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Date: 14/11/12, updated on 27/04/13 (182 review reads)
Advantages: soft, frizz and dandruff free hair, stops problems in hard water area
Disadvantages: pours out too much. May be other baby shampoos with fewer chemicals
Johnson's baby shampoo is promoted with the catchphrase, 'no more tears'. Having just moved from a soft water area to a hard water area, and finding myself close to tears because of the damage hard water does to my hair, I turned back on my heels in the shop and picked the bottle up.
For an adult there can be something very appealing in buying a product that is recognisable from childhood. It's a reminder of being looked after. Following the stress of a house move I needed looking after.
The lid pops open with thumb push up and as it needs a little pressure. I should think this makes it safe for babies if they get their hands on it. Pop up the lid and the gentle fresh scent of babies and young children is brought to mind. I was not trying to re-create my youth though that could be a bonus. This, I hoped, would be the solution to my sticky problem.
Washing my curly hair in a hard water area immediately destroyed my appearance. It was shaming to walk around with hair that felt sticky to the touch, had gone flat against my head apart from the few bits that went into that fizzy, fuzzy way that curly hair can be prone to do. The best of my curls had gone. I looked frumpy. I felt close to tears with the transformation. And suddenly I had dandruff.
I tried various shampoos designed for the adult market but the only one, so far, with positive results is this traditional baby shampoo from Johnson & Johnson.
Dandruff - gone
Stickiness from shampoo that wouldn't wash out - gone
Curls - are back
Soft texture - is back
When I got some in my eyes it didn't hurt like with other shampoos and gave no red eyes so maybe it's true, as the company claims on the bottle, 'as gentle to eyes as pure water'.
Too much comes out onto my hand when I squeeze the bottle so I have to try to remember to use more control when opening. The hole in the top could be marginally smaller to prevent this. However, too much shampoo doesn't seem to make any negative impact on my hair. In fact, it doesn't really lather up which is a pity. Despite using too much a few times the shampoo really goes a long way and after many washes the quantity has hardly gone down at all which I find impressive for around a pound of my money. Believe me I have spent a great deal more than that on fancy shampoos for women. But I am a bit dubious about the chemical list and suspect there may be baby shampoos with even less chemicals in, which would be better for the body and the environment. Less chemicals = less hard water area problems with hair.
I don't see why only babies should use products like this. We all should give them a try.
I want to try other brands with fewer chemicals in but if they can't match this product then I shall remain fairly loyal to Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo.
Summary: Unless there's an alternative with fewer chemicals this should be the best in hard water areas