CrecePelo is one of those cases that the Internet suddenly takes from anonymity to fame: a line of hair products that has attracted our attention due to the large number of comments and testimonials from passionate users.
This product promises to stimulate the growth of hair and combat dandruff and fall , all through the action of a combination of natural extracts and active . The most famous item in the line is the shampoo, but it has five other hair care products.
As always when we consider these new supposedly miraculous formulas with enough curiosity (and a good dose of distrust), we investigated everything about the composition of the CrecePelo products. We talk to the manufacturer of the line and we will tell you what we have found for you.
What is CrecePelo and what is it for?
CrecePelo is a line of hair products produced by Boé Cosmetics.
The manufacturer has the CrecePelo line as a physical therapy treatment that uses 100% natural plants, extracts and active ingredients to stimulate hair growth.
This does not mean that the products are 100% natural, but that they contain natural ingredients (and other active ingredients that do not fit into this category), ok?
Other benefits are that they could prevent excessive flaking of the scalp ( dandruff ) and promote the health, beauty, vitality, softness and flexibility of the hairs. The product line is also committed to fighting hair loss (we’ll review that in a moment).
What are CrecePelo products?
The line consists of six different products:
CrecePelo A shampoo is the best known product of the entire line. It is transparent, without colorants and has a high cleaning power. So high that the hair could dry out if it is used too much.
The product can be a boon for oily hair (which often also suffer from dandruff), but if you have dry hair you should hydrate it sufficiently during the use of the shampoo to avoid any problems (in most cases, the mask of treatment, which is the next step in the line, helps to restore hydration to the hair).
The smell of the shampoo (which is the same as the other CrecePelo products) is a controversial point: it has a fresh scent, but the fragrance is considered strong and can linger on the hair for a while (some love this effect, others not so much).
CrecePelo treatment mask has a whitish color and a creamy and firm texture. Leaves hair well hydrated, soft and easy to detangle (a relief for hairs that are “thirsty” after shampooing), and is one of the preferred themes by users of the brand.
It is a favorite of those with wavy or frizzy hair, who naturally need more hydration. The product seems to be well focused.
The conditioner is also white, but the texture is less consistent than that of the treatment mask. The effect is also less emollient, but it helps to make the hair soft and loose.
Some people have reported good results simply by using the shampoo and conditioner, others are only satisfied with the hydration provided by the treatment mask (by the way, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, the correct sequence is to use the shampoo first and then the mask We’ll talk about product use in more detail in a moment.)
Since the CrecePelo line does not focus on a particular type of hair (straight, curly, dry, oily, mixed), the ideal is for each user to try and adapt the product for their specific case. Do not miss the 5 best repairing hair masks: do you know what they do?
Leave-in / Leave-in conditioner
According to the manufacturer, CrecePelo leave-in (no-rinse) styling cream is a multifunctional product that repairs the layers of the hair and protects it from damage caused by extreme heat (as in the use of dryers), chemical treatments. (straightening, coloring and permanent, for example) and by the effects of time (sun, saltpeter, chlorine and others). The product also promises to prevent hair breakage, as well as giving it volume, softness and intense shine.
It’s somewhat less consistent than conditioner and comes in two size options (one is as big as shampoo and conditioner bottles!).
It is exactly the type of ampoule that you usually see in cosmetic stores: the ampoule is a term more used in Spanish to refer to bubbles (like those that form on the skin) or some bottles (such as those used in laboratories ). The product has a clear plastic bag and a mouthpiece similar to that found in some saline vials or eye drops.
The promise of the ampoule is to protect, strengthen and energize the hair shaft , penetrating the layers of the hair and providing hydration, softness and shine. The product is very, very liquid (similar to water), and is not as popular as the other CrecePelo items. Perhaps it is because the bottle is very small (and you don’t see much product).
This product comes in a clear glass bottle with an applicator dropper (which is where the name comes from: dropper means “dropper” in Spanish). It is a kind of hair tonic, liquid and transparent, slightly oily (but not enough to leave the scalp greasy or sticky).
The dropper caught our eye because in addition to promising to stimulate hair growth, it purportedly also provides additional deep conditioning and prevents and recovers hair loss .
We are going to evaluate the formula and see if this promise is well founded.
The use of the CrecePelo cosmetic line
The first product to be used is shampoo , which is massaged into damp hair and rinsed off with water. The instructions on the package suggest that the process be repeated three times for a great result, but most users find that it is not necessary (especially since the shampoo is very strong and astringent).
The next step is to remove excess water from the hair and apply the treatment mask , which must be massaged and left to act on the hair for 15 minutes. After rinsing with water, apply the conditioner , which is left on the hair for 5 minutes and should also be thoroughly rinsed off. Finally, the leave-in cream is applied evenly on damp hair.
The way to use the ampoule is similar: apply to damp hair after shampooing and conditioning, without rinsing. As the product is quite liquid, many users apply it to the head and massage well to distribute it and prevent it from running off, but according to the instructions on the packaging it should be spread throughout the hair, not the scalp (the Boé Cosmetics representative who spoke with us confirmed this orientation).
The indications for the use of the dropper are quite vague: the packaging says that it should be applied to the scalp and hair, without rinsing. Men should use the product every day and women “as needed”. Most users massage lightly to aid in the distribution and absorption of the product.
What is the composition of the CrecePelo A line?
This speculation about the possibility that some of these items are fake created uncertainty among buyers because some of the ingredients present in certain versions of the products must be avoided by some people.The formula of the product is a complicated point and generates a lot of confusion: it is very common for two people to buy the same product and receive packages with different visual identities, or ingredient lists that do not add up.
Boé Cosmetics explained that, in fact, the CrecePelo brand underwent an image review for some time (therefore some products have a different label). This modification was also accompanied by some changes in the composition of the products.
The older CrecePelo A package has a flat green background, while the new label has shades of green, yellow and white.
Even after the adoption of the new “face” on packaging, it seems that some formulas have been updated once again. Since online trading does not happen instantly (several distributors still have the products in the old presentations), it is difficult to know which version your distributor will have. And so as not to leave you in the dark, we analyze the most critical points of all the variations of the formulas that you can find.
Natural extracts and actives
Let’s start with the part of the natural assets, which are almost the same in all the products (the only variation seems to be ginseng, which is not present in some of the articles):
- Laurel : Antioxidant (it can protect hair from light and preserve color better), healing, astringent and antimicrobial. It is believed to also improve circulation and collagen production in the skin.
- Nettle : Widely used to combat dandruff, excess sebum and hair loss. Some studies indicate that nettle extract can reduce the production of the main hormone involved in classic pattern baldness ( androgenic alopecia ).
- Arnica : It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal and healing action. It is used in homeopathy for the treatment of problems related to the scalp (such as dandruff, oil and hair loss).
- Burdock : Astringent (helps reduce excess fat), antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. This study indicates that burdock extract can aid in the production of collagen in the skin.
- Watercress : Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C , vitamin E, and sulfur , which helps control oil and is used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (and has been used to stimulate hair growth in the United States).
- Calendula : This study indicates that it is capable of inhibiting the action of an enzyme called COX-2, which is associated with inflammatory diseases, but it is believed that it may also be involved in baldness.
- Ginseng : Widely used as a stimulant and rich in antioxidants, several studies ( 1 and 2 ) indicate that ginseng can also stimulate cell division in the dermal papilla , where hair strands are produced.
- Ivy ( Ivy ): Used in the treatment of inflammatory, astringent effect helps fight excess fat and dandruff. It contains quercetin, which according to this study could inhibit the production of a prostaglandin associated with baldness marks (PGD2).
- Chamomile : Has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect and is often used to help lighten hair. It contains a substance called apigenin, which according to this study can stimulate hair growth.
- Lemon : The extract is often used to give hair shine (perhaps due to the acidity that helps to close the cuticles of the hairs) and also in the control of excess oil and dandruff .
- Pine : It has anti-inflammatory activity and is often used to treat psoriasis, eczema, and even fight fleas and lice. It is also rich in proanthocyanidins, identified in this study as possible stimulants of the anagen (active growth phase) of the hair.
- Rosemary : widely used to treat circulatory disorders, muscle aches, and promote healing. This study suggests that rosemary can inhibit the action of the hormone that is the main cause of baldness, and this other compares the effects of rosemary and minoxidil .
- Nasturtium : Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and is considered a natural antibiotic, it is also used in popular customs to combat hair loss and stimulate its growth.
- Salvia : High in vitamins A, B, C, potassium, calcium and antioxidants. It can also help in the regulation of fat. It is traditionally used against dandruff and hair loss.
- Thioxolone : Substance rich in sulfur, has astringent, antifungal and antibacterial properties. In all sources we consulted said that tioxolone is a SINTE compound tico (ie, should not be on the list of “extracts and natural assets”, right?) We have no response from the manufacturer yet Grow Hair on this topic.
- Cotton Milk : Has moisturizing, firming and conditioning properties, creating a layer around the strands that protects against damage and makes hair shine.
- Active fiber : This component is described in different ways (and in general) in the packages; in drip it is treated as “HSC fibro-actif PRONALEN”, a standardized extract of soy and wheat germ that promises to revitalize hair growth. The wheat germ has vitamins of group B, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc, and soy germ is rich in isoflavones (which can aid in the growth of hair and inhibit hormone action involved in pattern baldness ).
The benefits are very encouraging, but you have to look at them with caution and critical thinking before thinking about leaving all your money on Hair Growth A. A scientific statement that a certain plant extract can reduce baldness is encouraging, but that is not to say that it does. mixed with other extracts and components placed in a treatment cream or shampoo and applied to the scalp for a time, it will necessarily be able to produce the same result.
On the other hand, we have no idea how much of each of these extracts is actually present in each product line, since the composition of the CrecePelo product is presented in the packaging separately: first, the list of ingredients; then the extracts and natural active ingredients. The default list indicates the components of the formula in order from highest to lowest concentration, but this separation does not really allow us to have an idea of the amount of these actives in relation to other elements of the product’s composition.
The division between “ingredients” and “natural extracts and active ingredients” does not give an idea of the relationship of the components of the two lists.
We already warned you: before you think about using some of these extracts on your own, remember that most of them also have irritating potential and can end up doing more harm if used in very high doses or in the wrong way, okay?
To find out exactly what are the variations of the CrecePelo products available on the Internet, we did a real analysis through blogs, video channels and national and international shopping sites.
When comparing differences in product presentation, we found that in addition to visual identity and formula, several products also had small changes in size over time (the shampoo has 340, 350 and 370 ml versions, for example ).
In addition, the formulas look very similar when comparing products with the same size (the 370 ml shampoo looks different from the 340 ml, for example, but no variations were found when comparing the two shampoos, something that does happen with the 350 ml).
To test our theory and try to organize this mess, we have prepared a list of the matches found between the formula and the size of the products. And to complete this list and check if it is correct, we are even going to ask for your help :
If you have a CrecePelo product line , please check if the formula of your item matches the one we show. Or if you have a product with a different size or formula than those indicated, tell us in the comments or on our contact page – if you can photograph the front and back of the product, even better!
Of course, not everyone is interested in analyzing the product formula in such a level of detail: if you wish, you can skip this part and go directly to the most frequently asked questions about the composition of CrecePelo products.
|Shampoo 340 ml (12 fl oz)||Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Propyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Piroctone Olamine, Fragrances|
|Shampoo 350 ml (12.5 fl oz)||Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide Propyl Betaine, Dimethicone, Piroctone Olamine, Fragrances|
|Shampoo 370 ml (13.2 fl oz)||Purified Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocoamidopropyl, Coconut Fatty Acid Diethanolamide, PEG-150 Pentaerythryl Tetra-stearate, Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Silk Hydrolyzate, Perfume, Tetrasodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid|
|Conditioner ( Rinse ) 12 fl oz (340 ml)||Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Diazolidinylurea|
|Conditioner ( Rinse ) 350 ml (12.5 fl oz)||Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Trimethyl / Ammonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Perfume, Panthenol, Glycerin, Polyquartenum-11, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid|
|Conditioner ( Rinse ) 370 ml (13.2 fl oz)||?|
|Treatment mask 240 g (8.5 oz) and 56 oz||Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Silk Hydrolyzate, Perfume, Panthenol, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-11, Quaternium-80, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA , acidic citric|
|Treatment mask 16 oz (454 g)||Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Perfume, Diazolidinyl Urea. (Note: Some readers have found units with this same composition in the 240g presentation)|
|Treatment mask 794 g (28 oz)||Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Diazolidinylurea|
|Leave-in 113.5 g (4 oz)||Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Cetyl / Ammonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Ceramide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Protein, Keratin, Propylene, Glyternlycol, Perfume 11, Glyternlycol, Perfumein- Diazolidinyl urea, disodium EDTA, citric acid.|
|Leave-in 12 fl oz (340 ml)||Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Keratin, Ceramides, Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Protein, PEG-50, Polyquaternium Parsol, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrances|
|Ampoule 15 ml||Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alchol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Diazolidinylurea|
|Ampoule 20 ml||Purified Water, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycerin, Propylenoglycol, Polyoxyethylene (20) / Sorbitan Monolaurate, Vitamin E, Natural Hydrokeratin, Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol|
|Ampoule of 23 ml||Purified Water, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Glycerin, Propylenoglycol, Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan Monolaurate, Vitamin E, Natural Hydrokeratin, Parfum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol|
|Dropper 120 ml (4.25 fl oz)||Purified Water, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Biotynoyl, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Glycerin, Propylenoglycol, Polyoxyethylene (20) / Sorbitan Monolaurate, Vitamin E, Natural Hydrokeratin, Perfume, Diazolidinyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Protein, Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol|
Frequently asked questions about the formula:
Does it contain salt?
We only find sodium chloride (conventionally called salt) in the 340 and 350 ml versions of shampoo, but there are other types of salts in other products (mainly used to help condition hair or provide sun protection).
Concerns about the presence of salt in shampoos and related products generally have to do with possible damage to the hair (which in the article on monovin A shampoo we explained that this does not happen) or the fact that it could have negative effects on the hair. cases of progressive straightening by opening the cuticle of the hair (read about opening and closing the cuticle in this article ), which are mostly unfounded.
Do you have formaldehyde?
Several items in the line have diazolidinyl urea, a formaldehyde-releasing preservative (the 240g version of the treatment mask has DMDM hydantoin, which also contains formaldehyde). The biggest risk of these products is that they can cause allergies in some people (but nothing compared to the danger of the absurd amounts of formaldehyde added to some progressive straighteners. In fact, it is worth remembering that using formaldehyde as a preservative in small concentrations is prohibited).
Does it contain mineral oil?
Only the 350ml version of the conditioner ( rinse off ) has mineral oil (which is a Vaseline type), not the other products. The controversy surrounding mineral oil was mainly due to the non-purified versions, which may contain toxic compounds, but these versions are not commonly used in the cosmetic industry (to understand why the attack on hydrocarbons often has more to do with marketing strategies that with a real danger to our health, read this article ).
Does it contain other petroleum jelly?
There is no product in the line that contains petroleum jelly.
Does it contain silicones?
Yes, most of the products have silicones or derivatives (the exceptions we have found so far are the 370ml and 340ml shampoo and the 454g and 794g treatment mask).
Silicones are used in the cosmetic industry because they leave hair soft and shiny , help prevent water loss, and increase resistance to physical damage and heat. The biggest concern is that some can be difficult to remove and build up in the hair.
The silicones and derivatives present in the CrecePelo line are soluble and rinse easily (PEG-12 dimethicone and quaternium-80). One tends to evaporate and does not accumulate in the hair (cyclomethicone) and the other three (dimethicone water, polyquaternium-11 and Parsol) must be well eliminated with the use of substances such as cocamidopropyl betaine and sodium lauryl sulfate ether (both present in the formula all versions of CrecePelo shampoo ) .
Do you have propylene glycol?
350ml conditioner, mask 240g, the leave-in 113.5 g, the ampoule 20 and 23 ml and the dropper are propylene glycol (a humectant which may cause allergies in some individuals). The rest of the elements of the line, no.
Does it contain parabens?
None of the products in the new line, so far, has parabens, but we did find some references to a formula containing methylparaben and propylparaben (some sources say it is a version of the treatment mask, others are associated with other products – we imagine That They must be related to some of the old product line).
Do they have sulfates?
Only the shampoo: all versions contain sodium lauryl ether sulfate (a common surfactant, responsible for the cleansing action and the production of lather). The biggest risk associated with this substance is that it causes irritation and dryness (which is probably why the shampoo is so strong), but it usually depends on the concentration and use of the product.
Many people also claim that sodium lauryl ether sulfate could be contaminated with a potentially carcinogenic substance (1,4-dioxane) during production. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration, the agency that regulates the marketing of cosmetic products in the United States) says the risk is small (and has been steadily decreasing) with current production technologies, which already advises producers on The means to minimize this occurrence and adopt all the necessary measures must be taken regarding said contamination, which represents a risk to the health of the population.
On berrentrimonium methosulfate (present in one of the conditioner, treatment mask and leave-in versions ), the substance conditioning action you reduce static and frizz That, has no known occurrence of contamination.
If you’re curious, check out this Best Sulfate-Free Shampoos article .
Does it contain fragrance?
Yes, all products in the line (may cause allergies in some people).
Do CrecePelo products really work?
Before evaluating the results of CrecePelo products, we have to understand that lines of hair care products or other cosmetics do not have exactly the same effect on all people. No matter how well evaluated the products are, it is almost certain that there will always be people who do not receive the expected effect. Each hair is different and has different needs.
That said, the vast majority of reviews and opinions of CrecePelo A are very positive . Many people were hesitant to include some of the products from the line in their hair care routine (especially the shampoo and treatment mask ) and then reported that their hair started to break less, was softer, shinier, and grew longer.
In addition, there are a large number of comments and “before and after” that attest to the quality of CrecePelo products, and also have a very high rating on international shopping sites (such as Amazon, for example).
Some of the opinions that attracted the most attention were about the dropper : many users said that they noticed that new hair began to grow in the densest or slightly bald areas. The increase in capillary density took a few months to appear (between 3 and 8 months, according to most of the comments).
The fact that product formulas have some substances that can cause scalp irritation led us to search for more reports citing this type of reaction, but we only found two. The other negative reviews for CrecePelo A just say they haven’t seen any effect.
What is the price of CrecePelo products?
It’s difficult to say how many items from the CrecePelo line cost because the value varies greatly from store to store. In some cases, the difference between the highest and cheapest price that we found for a particular product reached 350% (!). So, it is very important that you do your research before buying, but we already tell you that Amazon has the best prices.
It is common to find CrecePelo products that are sold in packs, like this one (which includes shampoo, conditioner, treatment mask, leave-in, ampoule and a Boé Cosmetics bag).
In general, shampoo and rinse (conditioner) usually remain between 20 and 50 € each. The rinse varies between 30 and € 60, and the mask treatment has an average value of between 30 and 80 € (prices of both elements vary according to the size of the product). The blister, generally costs about 35 €, and the dropper about 80 € (and is the most difficult to find the line item).
Most stores also sell kits with two or more items from the line (which may have a higher total price). One of the most common kits comes in a Boé Cosmetics branded bag and comes with all the products except the dropper (the value will normally be between € 150 and € 200).
Remember that not always the place that has the cheapest price ends up being the best, it is also necessary to take into account the shipping costs and other charges that can increase the final price. Some online stores offer free shipping for a certain value (or certain regions) and run regular promotions, which can help make purchases much cheaper.
Where to buy CrecePelo?
Unfortunately, the CrecePelo product line is not yet widely distributed in pharmacies and cosmetic stores (if you find a store in your city, tell us in the comments at the end of the post!)
Boe Cosmétics is developing an online store that accepts purchases in Spain, but as it is not yet active, the easiest way is to turn to other shopping sites.
The easiest and fastest way to obtain your products is through online stores . They have installment payment options and are generally more varied (and eliminate the need for an international credit card). The sites are in Portuguese, and in many cases the product is already in Brazil, streamlining delivery (and reducing the burden of international fees and expenses).
If you know English and have an international card, you may find CrecePelo on eBay and Amazon : it is not difficult to find prices much cheaper than those charged in Brazil, but you have to remember that you should consider the fees when comparing prices (often shipping cost and taxes end up making the final price equal to or higher than that found on national sites).
We leave you the list of the best offers of each of the types of products that there are:
- Boé Cosmetics shampoo line
- Boé Cosmetics Treatment Mask Line
- Boé Cosmetics Conditioner Line
- Leave-in Boé Cosmetics Line
- Boé Cosmetics Ampoule Line
- Boé Cosmetics Dropper Line
Is it worth trying?
In our opinion, yes . The fact that the CrecePelo A line has opinions from satisfied users all over the world is a very good point, and the selection of natural ingredients really seems to be founded with the purpose of stimulating hair growth, fighting dandruff and helping to avoid falling (without ignoring the warnings that have been made before this).
Of course, you can’t be sure that the products will work the same way every time, but since they are easy to find online (and often reasonably priced ), it can be valid for at least one experience .
But before that, it is worth mentioning that:
- You must be realistic in relation to the expected results and use sufficient caution and discretion to evaluate the internet product review (you can see how difficult it is to estimate hair growth and “before and after” in the monovin A shampoo article ) ;
- The line is not indicated for a specific type of hair , and should not meet 100% of everyone’s needs (that is, check how your hair reacts and adapt its use to your reality);
- Results from any type of hair loss or growth treatment usually take time to appear (we’re talking months, not weeks, okay?) Many people give up before the effects can be noticeable – don’t be one of those people!
- Your hair can fall out due to causes that require more specific treatments (cases of nutritional deficiency are completely resolved with changes in diet and / or with the use of supplements such as Pantogar or minoxidil , for example).
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.