Since our head lice trauma, I no longer ignore hair lice warnings from the kid’s school. I now wash Valentina’s hair weekly. Angelo’s I wash once to twice weekly because he plays football. This may seem strange to some but curly hair does not require a daily or even a weekly wash if the styling products used drying the week doesn’t cause build-up on the hair or scalp. As far as, possible I use organic or natural products, and intermittently more manufactured haircare products. I buy what I can afford when required.  Several weeks ago, I received a press release for the launch of JOHNSON’S® new haircare for kids.  They had created two hypoallergenic haircare ranges for children: JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops and JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES®. I requested samples of the JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops I was curious to know how curly hair friendly it was. I’ve used JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops on Ange’s and Val’s hair and good results.

I received JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops hair care range for trial for the purpose of this review. The unique NO MORE TEARS® formulas is said to be gentle to the eyes as pure water. I’m not scientist I can’t confirm that and I certainly ensure not to get any products in Val’s eyes… EVER.  She can’t even bear the sensation of water in her eyes. You know the stress we’ve had for years  haircare regime  but I digress.  The range consists of: JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops Kids Shampoo (RRP£3.49), JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops Kids Conditioner (RRP£3.49) and JOHNSON’S Shiny Drops Kids Conditioner Spray (£2.49).  It contains a drop of argan oil and a touch of silk proteins.

According to JOHNSON’S® children’s hair contains less melanin than adults and lacks a central core, making the strands more transparent and prone to breakages, not to mention pesky knots and tangles…’  I used the three products on Valentina’s for three consecutive weekly washes. I Ange only used the shampoo because his hair is more straight than curly and it never feels as though it needs conditioner. On Valentina’s wash day, I used JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops Kids Conditioner to detangle and comb through checking for unwanted friends. Mercifully, we’ve not had a problems since last year, finger crossed that remains the case.  The conditioner is rich but has good slip for detangling . I then shampooed her hair with JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops Kids Shampoo which lathered really well which is expected because it contains Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Val’s hair didn’t feel stripped after shampooing because I conditioned it first. To clean damp hair I then applied JOHNSON’S Shiny Drops Kids Conditioner Spray. The conditioner spray was my favourite my favourite product from the range because I could use it to damp or dry hair to detangle and conditioner her hair. Ange loved the fragrance from the range, so he sometimes used the spray before brushing his hair for school. The range made both kids’ hair look and feel soft, silky and shiny. However, while I think the rinse out conditioner and the leave-in-conditioner spray should be fine for coarser drier hair types, the shampoo may has a drying effect due to the SLS. I guess it depends on what parents look for when cleansing their kid’s hair. Some people like the crunchy clean feel, others prefer a softer conditioned feel after shampooing.

JOHNSON’S® is a brand that has been trusted by parents and carers for over a hundred years. Their new haircare ranges for kids are welcome additions. I’m pleased that they continue to make strides to help hair wash day less stressful and painful for kids. JOHNSON’S® Shiny Drops range is available from Boots and other high street retailers. For more information, visit JOHNSON’S® website.