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Truth In Aging is my Martaspedia, a personal care products encyclopedia. I liken it to Wikipedia in that; registered users expand its content with their reviews and comments. Martaspedia is an expansive database of product reviews, ingredients and commentaries from users that never cease to amaze me every time I put words into its search field. Always 1 step a head, which I really come to appreciate when I find myself, 2 steps behind. Two steps behind is where I was not too long ago as a captive audience to a Chaz Dean’s WEN heads infomercial. Thirty minutes of Chaz’s non-stop continuous hair bouncing theatrics and the only information of value I got was that I’d need to re-grow all my hair (no small task) before a genuine bouncing head of WEN hair could be mine. If you put WEN into Truth In Aging’s search field, it brings up two articles from 2008 and 2009 with information on ingredients, comments from users and no bouncing distractions. With this, I was able to decide in 5 minutes that WEN was not for me. Still, I was interested in the idea of conditioning rather than ‘washing’ my hair and I recalled a positive review once of CTONICS. I typed CTONICS into the search field and voilà! Instant recall! After re-reading our long haired users' review again, I decided that CTONICS was a better product to try.

For an Intro to CTONICS, How To’s, Ingredients for Elixir Milk, Blossom and Passion, see Chris’s review. Or find every instance of this line in Martaspedia by using the search field.

What I used for 3 months was Core, Pulse, Elixir Milk & Elixir Blossom. Please read thru the ingredient lists (below) as that’s what sold me. Except for a couple of silicones here and there the ingredients are exceptional. You’ll notice that clay is present in each of these products, and I’d say it was the clay that added beautiful texture and fullness to the top half of my hair, but it was also this clay that kept the bottom half of my hair in a state of constant tangles. I could always feel clay-coated strands when I ran my finders thru the bottom part of my hair. I appreciate that CTONICS brought forward the split personality of my hair. Significantly drier and more porous is the bottom, compared to the top than what I had ever thought. My decision to stop using CTONICS was due to the tangling, as most certainly this was causing some damage.

I loved what CTONICS did for the top half of my head and if I ever cut off the bottom half, I’d definitely give CTONICS another try. Like Chris, I purchased at BeautyHabit.com (links below), who always had a buy 2 get 1 special. I’d like to give the unused, still in the box BTGO bottles of CORE & Elixir Blossom in exchange for another CTONICS review. A uniform, not so dry, porous head that desires a lot more texture and fullness is where I think CTONICS would perform best. Leave a comment if you’d like 2 free products to get you started!

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CORE Ingredients:

Purified water, camellia sinensis (tea) seed saponin, coco (coconut oil) glucoside, hydrolyzed keratin, stearyldimonium hydroxypropyl laurelglucosides chloride (coconut oil), yucca schidigera (and) quillaja saponaria extract, hibiscus sabdariffa extract, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract, dimethicone, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, olea europaea (olive) oil, salix alba (willow bark), montmorillonite (white clay), xanthan gum, illite (red and brown clay), aloe barbadensis, citrus bergamia (bergamot) oil, prunus amygdalus (almond) oil, tocotrienol (vitamin e), citric acid, maris sal (natural trace mineral deposit), astaxanthin.

PULSE Ingredients:

Purified water, camellia sinensis (tea) seed saponin, coco (coconut oil) glucoside, hydrolyzed keratin, stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurelglucosides chloride (coconut oil), yucca schidigera (and) quillaja saponaria extract, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract, glycerin, algae extract, cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, olea europaea (olive) oil, montmorillonite (white clay), xanthan gum, tocotrienol (vitamin e), salix alba (willow bark), aloe barbadensis, aphanizomenon flos-aquae (klamath bluegreen algae), citric acid, asminum officinale (jasmine) flower oil, geranium macalatum leaf oil, citrus grandis (pink grapefruit) peel oil, guaiazulene (from blue chamomile oil), mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil, laurus nobilis (bay laurel) leaf oil, astaxanthin.