Truth Review #1 – Johnson’s No More Tangles

Matilda Bear and I have a love hate relationship when it comes to her hair. We love how it looks but we both hate the process of keeping it looking good.

From day dot I have struggled to get her to accept hair washing and brushing without screaming, pulling and a great big fight.

The fact that I initially didn’t realise she had deep-seated sensory issues which made the act of hair brushing torture to her, didn’t help.

Now that I am aware of this I have more patience during the process but it is still one of the daily tasks I quite frankly dread.

We have tried a range of shampoos, conditioners and detangling sprays over the years with varying degrees of success so I was very happy to be offered the chance to try out the all new No More Tangles range from Johnson’s.

The shampoo is fresh smelling (which is important to both Matilda and myself) and features an extra conditioning formula to make it easier to detangle stubborn hair.

The conditioner is creamy and you can wash it out or leave it in to keep hair even more soft and manageable. Leaving it in definitely makes a difference to the feel of Matilda’s hair.

The detangling spray has become my daily saviour. It can be used on wet or dry hair and it does help to get the more stubborn knots out, even the dry, painful ones around the ears.

We also liked the fact that all 3 products are in the same range so the kids feel special having their own products and I know the products are meant to work together to give the best result.

All in all I would recommend the No More Tangles range – we have been using it for a month or so now and at $6.99 each I think the shampoo, conditioner and detangling spray are good value.

Now that you have read through my first review (thanks to those who did read this far!) you have the chance to win a pack too, containing the Johnson’s No More Tangles shampoo, conditioner and detangling spray.

All you have to do is share your most dreaded daily task – you now know mine is the daily hair wrangle – and I’ll select the most entertaining answer as the winner.

For extra entries you can also share this giveaway on facebook and twitter – just let me know in the comments to ensure I do give you an extra entry!

Please note the competition is open to Australian residents only and closes 6pm AEST Monday May 7.

And if you wanted any more proof that these products do the job, just look at Matilda’s hair after using Johnson’s No More Tangles range – looks good, doesn’t it?

Disclaimer – I received a complimentary set of the Johnson’s No More Tangles range for the purposes of this review and giveaway.

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11 Responses

  1. Trish says:

    My boys have short hair but as soon as it gets longer it gets knotty.Matilda has gorgeous hair .
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    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Trish. I keep Gilbert’s hair short for that very reason and I kept Matilda’s hair reasonably short when she was younger as it was so hard to manage. But as she has gotten older and I have been able to reason with her more she has accepted that washing and brushing is necessary to keep it looking good. Her dream now is to have one long plait down her back – my dream is to have the skills to make that happen!!!!

  2. LizC says:

    Matilda’s hair looks so soft and shiny! Glad you found some products that work for her.
    My most dreaded daily task is definitely brushing the boy’s teeth. It usually takes all manner of trickery just to get him into the bathroom (he hates everything that happens there ie baths, hairbrushing and most of all brushing teeth). Once I have him standing on the stool so he is high enough to reach the sink, I have to cope with him hopping on one foot, tugging my necklace, tickling my neck and endlessly wriggling. Then I get the brush in his mouth but he bites it like a puppy playing tug-o-war. It’s a messy battle and somehow we do an average job of cleaning most his teeth. I have no idea how we’ll get the kid to see a dentist.
    I’d better dash…it’s that dreaded tooth brushing time again. Wish me luck.

    • Kirsty says:

      Liz, that sounds pretty much like how it used to be with Matilda and her hair. I feel for you! I confess I went through a phase when I gave up on it entirely because it was too hard and then the grandmothers held an intervention (which was simply awful for everyone, esp. Matilda). Thankfully she has come to tolerate it a little better now but it’s still not much fun.

      As far as dentists go you should try Peter King at Kotara who even got Gilbert to open his mouth (not much mind you, but enough to get a quick look inside). Good luck with it, I hope things get easier for you and your boy soon.

  3. Alicia Webster says:

    My most dreaded daily task is walking my three kids to school and back every day. I never learned how to drive (big mistake), and it is a 45 min walk each way. So I take them, and then return, and then go to pick them up, and then return. And it is especially exciting when it is raining and I am struggling to hold all the backpacks while trying to keep an umbrella over me as well.
    I shared on FB !

    • Kirsty says:

      Oh Alicia, that would be hard, especially in the rain. I had to walk Gilbert and Delilah around the corner to the shops the other day after taking Matilds to speech therapy and it was painful. They wanted to go in different directions and I had to hold everything and then it took forever to get back and we went close to running late. It was frustrating for 10 minutes, let alone the 45 minutes you do each way every day!

      On the bright side, think of all that wonderful exercise you’re getting each day…much more than I get in a week…

      Good luck in the comp – thanks for entering!

  4. Merryl says:

    My most dreaded daily task is making dinner. Everybody wants something different and I hate cooking. Why can’t food magically appear on the table?

    Shared on facebook

    • Kirsty says:

      Merryl, I so agree! I am not at all culinary and I feel pressured when I’m trying to get more than 2 things ready simultaneously – I will never appear on Masterchef, that’s for sure!

      Thanks for entering and for sharing – good luck!

  5. Sharon Mayzen says:

    My most dreaded daily task is asking little miss to pick up her things! She is like a time bomb waiting to go off. We have done everything to the threats of the garbage bin and now have devised a plan of the 5 minute timer. (Which she hates). Life would be easier if kids didn’t want to argue and would just do. We also have the issues around hair brushing time as a matter of fact around everything. Getting out of bed, disagreements around what clothes to wear, teeth brushing, breakfast/lunch/dinner, shower time, sleep time, tv……..I think you know where I am coming from now.
    The “Family Rules” & “Daily things to do” lists have become a good idea for getting around all of these things. We had a family meeting and all came up with things to add to the list so we are all responsible. It has taken the direct blame off me for chastising as it is the family rules…..not mummy nagging. Reminders of picking up shoes and putting them away as they are on the list have reduced the amount of fights. I can highly recommend coming up with your own lists that can be done for each child or a group one and if they achieve what they are supposed to they can have a treat at the end of the week. Our treat is a lunch order at school. Thanks for the review as I have been looking for a knot spray.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Sharon. Your ideas for making things easier for your daughter sounds like a really practical way of dealing with a clearly frustrating situation. I will have to get my act together and start one of these up for both Gilbert and Matilda – it may just make my mornings a little less stressful!

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