Johnson’s Baby Shampoo No More Tears

BY Johnson & Johnson
3.8/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

Johnson's Baby Shampoo No More Tears is specially formulated to be as gentle and mild to the eyes as pure water. It is free of soap. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties prevent allergies and infections. The No More Tears formula cleanses your baby's hair gently and makes it soft and healthy. It comes in different sizes, and the packaging differs according to the size. The regular size comes in an open-flip cap, and the bigger size comes in a pressed dispenser. Both have a transparent bottle.

Product Reviews


4 Ratings & 4 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend



Very gentle and mild

Prevents irritation and allergies

Cleanses the scalp and hair well



Mild fragrance

Free of Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate


Does not lather well

May not be suitable for very sensitive skin





Cleanses well

No dyes


Mild shampoo


Not 100% tear-free

When I became a new mother, I had a variety of Johnson’s products for my daughter – from powder to shampoo. Now, she is four years old. We have changed a lot of products over time, but the shampoo remains.

Over these four years, my daughter experienced no harm from any of these products. The container is easy to use, and the pump dispenser makes it very convenient. The smell is also not too strong, so it doesn't cause any disturbance to my daughter. I feel like my daughter’s hair is well cleansed and the scalp gets the hydration it requires.

There are no harmful chemicals in the shampoo, so overall, I feel like it’s a good shampoo for her.



Pleasant fragrance


Free of harmful chemicals


Does not form much lather

Over time, my hair started becoming very sensitive to every product I use, starting with dandruff, frizziness, dryness, and hair fall. It was a disaster. Then my friend suggested me Johnson's Baby Shampoo No More Tears. She said, “If it is made for children, it will obviously be mild.” I thought she made sense. So the very next day, I purchased it and started using it.

I wasn’t expecting much from it. I just needed it to clean my scalp without doing any more damage. And now, it has been over three months. I am still using it and will always be using it. Though it is mild, it does clean my scalp pretty well. During the initial washes, I didn’t feel its effect, but now after a while, my hair started feeling soft.

One downfall is that it does not form much lather. So I have to use it twice to cover my scalp. But I don’t mind it as long as it’s not damaging my hair.





Very harmful for children

Johnson's products have been used in my family for a long time, and so far we all thought that it is a safe product. But when I recently read one article about it, it got me scared. Apparently, this shampoo from Johnson has ‘quaternium 15’ as one of its ingredients. When I read more about it, quaternium is the other name for FORMALDEHYDE. Which is very harmful. And the fact that it is present in a children’s product is scary.

I am not going to use any products from J&J for any of my children.




Multiple uses


Does not lather much

My children grew up using this shampoo. But now they have outgrown it. And since I have a habit of stocking things up, I still had a new bottle stored in the corner of the drawer. So I thought of using it as a handwash and it was doing good. Once, when I was going to wash my makeup brushes, I used it to wash them, and it did a very good of cleaning the brushes as well.

The shampoo eventually ran out. But while it lasted, it did come in handy.

Question & Answers

December 10, 2018

What are the ingredients present in Johnson’s Baby Shampoo?

Preeti RajendranDecember 11, 2018

Preeti RajendranDecember 11, 2018

The ingredients are Water*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate*, Lauryl Glucoside*, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Glycerin*, Citric Acid*, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate*, Fragrance [Benzyl Acetate, Ionone Beta, Methyl Ionones, Peach Pure, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Tropional], Polyquaternium-10, Disodium EDTA.

December 9, 2018

Can adults use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo?

Laxmi SukumarDecember 10, 2018

Laxmi SukumarDecember 10, 2018

Yes, adults can. Johnson's Baby Shampoo is a very mild shampoo because it is sulfate-free. Which is also the reason why it does not form much lather. Though it is meant for children, adults can also use it, but the hair won’t be as shiny and silky. But it repairs and makes the hair better eventually.

December 8, 2018

How to use this shampoo?

Jhanvi SinghDecember 9, 2018

Jhanvi SinghDecember 9, 2018

In just three simple steps:

Step 1: On wet hair, apply a considerable amount.

Step 2: Massage gently and work up a lather.

Step 3: Rinse thoroughly.

December 7, 2018

Do Johnson’s Baby Shampoo No More Tears have any side effects?

Shruti AroraDecember 8, 2018

Shruti AroraDecember 8, 2018

Yes, some of the possible side effects are:

Rashes on scalp

Dryness on hair

Fragrance not suited for kids with sensitivity to smell

For adults, the shampoo is ineffective for cleaning excess sebum, oil, and environmental pollution.

December 6, 2018

Can Johnson’s Baby Shampoo No More Tears be used as a face wash?

Rinatha PaiDecember 7, 2018

Rinatha PaiDecember 7, 2018

No, Johnson's Baby Shampoo No More Tears has pH 7, and ideally, for the face, the pH should be 5.

December 5, 2018

Is it suitable for colored and chemically treated hair?

Nidhi AroraDecember 5, 2018

Nidhi AroraDecember 5, 2018

Yes, since it is a very mild shampoo, it doesn’t do any harm. But this shampoo might end up doing nothing as it does not have a great effect on adult scalps.