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Johnson's® Baby Shampoo Reviews

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JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo is a gentle, no-tears and hypoallergenic shampoo that cleanses and rinses easily, leaving baby’s hair soft, shiny, light and smelling fresh.
  • Pediatrician and dermatologist-tested
  • Hypoallergenic; formulated to be gentle and never harsh
  • The NO MORE TEARS® formula allows is as gentle to the eyes as pure water, allowing for a tear-free experience
  • No parabens, phthalates, sulfates or dyes
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    September 25, 2018

    Doesn't contain sodium laureth sulfate

    SITUATION:
    I am not a baby, but was born with sensitive skin. For years I tolerated itchy scalp. After awhile, my ears also started itching. My doctor suspected I was allergic to my shampoo and suggested switching to another type. I tried several shampoos over the last couple of years, but nothing solved the problem. I was prescribed medication for my ears, but preferred a preventative approach.

    WHAT ARE Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate?

    My online research revealed that many shampoos contain an ingredient called Sodium Laureth Sulfate, a foaming agent that produces that nice thick lather we love. The problem is that some people find it irritating. I looked at the label of my shampoo and saw that it was the second ingredient on the list. It is associated with another ingredient called Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is also an irritant.

    I should mention that these two ingredients are *not* to be confused with another ingredient called Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate is derived from coconut and palm and is considered safe. These three names are all very similar which can make things confusing.

    NATURAL PRODUCTS:

    I eventually found J&J;'s Natural Baby Shampoo which doesn't contain Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate. This shampoo is in their Natural line of products. Although it's made for babies, I hoped it would work for me because I have fine hair and sensitive skin.

    First of all, it was difficult finding this shampoo locally. Many stores carry J&J;shampoos, but not the Natural line. If they carry the Natural line, it was usually out of stock. I went to at least five stores before finding it. Although I chain-link my errands, I suppose it would have been better to just buy it on Amazon from the start, but I wanted to try it before buying the 2-pack.

    RESULTS:

    Anyway, the first thing I noticed is that this shampoo is watery. But I can accept that because it doesn't include those thickening ingredients that might be irritating my skin. Just be careful when you pour it so that it doesn't drip out of your hand.

    It also doesn't lather as easily as "regular" shampoo, so you have to get over yearning for a head full of lather. I do miss the lather, but it's a trade-off. I do miss the fragrance of my old brand, but then again perfume can be an irritant as well.

    *Update: Please note that I received a helpful tip (see comment) to first lather the shampoo in your hands and add water before putting it on your head.

    However, it does what it's supposed to do... it cleans just as well as my other shampoos. It doesn't leave my hair oily as I was expecting. So the bottom line is that I am happy with this shampoo and am willing to trade-off thick shampoo and rich lather for a mild and effective shampoo.

    PROS:
    - Does not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.
    - Cleans gently, but cleans effectively
    - Reasonable price

    CONS:
    - Doesn't lather
    - Watery

    RECOMMENDATION:
    - In spite of the CONS, I still recommend this shampoo to someone who is sensitive to other shampoos. I am still giving 5 stars since I like the idea of less irritating synthetics and more natural ingredients. Of course everyone's chemistry is unique, so the only way to know how it works for you is to try it. At least it's not expensive. Hope this helps.

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    September 25, 2018
    Indiana, United States

    Johnson's Baby Shampoo

    I use Johnson's baby shampoo when washing my grandkids hair. The product is super gentle on their skin and hair. The shampoo is also thicker than many baby shampoos which tend to be runny. You only need a drop or two to get a head full of suds. Runny shampoo doesn't give much control of where you want it and can get into the baby/toddlers eyes easier. With Johnson's Baby Shampoo you have more control of where you want it placed, and also the amount to use which means no waste. I recommend using Johnson's Baby Shampoo because I want what is best for my grandkids.

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    5.0/5
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    September 25, 2018
    Texas, United States

    Works well

    Leaves my son's hair feeling extra soft. Smells good all day even after a day in the park. I would definitely recommend this product to a new mom and friends.

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    Recommended? Fugheddaboutit!
    September 25, 2018
    North Carolina, United States

    My baby had hair loss after using this shampoo :(

    I’m not sure why but my one year old had experienced some hair loss after using this shampoo... we stopped using it immediately but I’m so disappointed because I’ve used J&J;my whole life..

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    4.5/5
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    September 25, 2018
    Michigan, United States

    Only shampoo I will use on all my grandchildren. The best!

    All my granddaughters have very long hair and Johnson's Baby Shampoo makes their hair all shiny and silky. Smells soooo good too. They always say, Grandma it doesn't hurt my eyes! My mother would use this shampoo when I was a child, I used it on my children and now, I use it on my granddaughters.

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    4.0/5
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    September 25, 2018
    Missouri, United States

    Squeaky Clean

    This and Baby Magic are our go to brands. We have tried a few others and nothing seems to work as much as these 2 brands. Nothing like smelling the fountain of youth like grandpa use to say

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    5.0/5
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    September 25, 2018

    My kids love the smells of it.

    My kids loves the smells so much. So mild and their skin and hair. It doesn’t have that strong smells at all. Our kids love bathtub a lot and this baby shampoo does it all 💪👌👍💦 Baby friendly from newborn and they are toddler now and still love it. Best product for baby shampoo. Will recommend it.

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    5.0/5
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    September 25, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    Great product Gre

    I really enjoy using the new johnson and johnson baby shampoo with both my son and daughter. Love the fact that it is tear free formula so that I dont have to worry if it gets into their eyes. It made my daughters hair sp silly smooth.

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    2.8/5
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    September 25, 2018
    Virginia, United States

    It's ok

    It's ok but it's not my favorite. If the scent lasted longer like the others I would like it better. It seems like it only last for a day if it was longer I deffently would like it more!

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    September 25, 2018

    One of my favorites

    I've always loved Johnson's baby products. Not just for my kiddos but for myself also. They always have a soft baby smelling scent. This shampoo is really gentle on babies and kids.

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