Product Type: Johnsons hair care products
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Johnsons baby shampoo not just for baby's
Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Member Name: carla-jane1990
Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Advantages: Smells lovely, kind to skin and eyes
Disadvantages: A little pricey
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.
Summary: A product that can be trusted to be used on your new born without any worries