skip to main content
ULTA
  • Home
  • / Hair
  • / Styling Products
  • / Smoothing
  • / Potion 9
Sebastian Potion 9

Sebastian

Potion 9

Item #: 2162737 Size: 5.1 oz

Buy 2, get 1 FREE! Add 3 items to qualify!

Ask a Question

Potion 9 is the ultimate versatile styling cream infused with 9 Botanical extracts to help restore lost moisture, and rejuvenate the healthy look of your hair. Perfect for styling your hair into multiple looks with flexible hold.

Apply Potion 9 cream to damp hair or dry hair. Blow or air dry for silky, touchable looks. Or use hot-tools for refined curls. On dry hair, reapply to add texture and control. Apply anytime for an instant style boost.
Water/Eau, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Simmonsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl-Cellulose, PVP, Cetearly Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Methyl Gluceth-10, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fragrance/Parfum, Panthenol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Amodimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Propylparaben, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Disodium Edta, Stearalkonium Chloride, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydrolylzed Silk, Tetrasodium EDTA, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Brand Oil, Citric Acid, Orange 4, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ext. Violet 2, Red 40.

Details+

How to Use+

Ingredients+

Reviews

Product Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SebastianPotion 9
 
4.6

(based on 135 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (67)
  • Smells great (50)
  • Effective (40)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Gentle (25)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Frizziness/flyaways (36)
  • Dry/damaged hair (27)
  • Color-treated hair (21)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Normal hair (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (33), Survivalist / minimalist (33), Product junkie (16)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (39), Very curly hair (27), Straight hair (18)

Reviewed by 135 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Very Nice!

By lastilkey

from Freeport, ME

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Thinner Hair

    Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

    I haven't used this product in several years and I just happened to of been in the store shopping and saw that they cared Portion 9. So, I grabbed a bottle. I really love this product. Yes, it is pricey, but my hair needs this - trust me! I have baby fine hair with slight curls and now that I'm getting older, my hair has also thinned out allot and has become drier, as I age :(....but, it's only day two of using again and my hair is soft, not frizzy and looks full. I always apply after I have washed my hair and then do my makeup - then I blow dry, so, it has time to sit, before I apply any heat. I also, don't use as much as the bottle says. I use a very small amount, because it goes a long ways.

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    5.0

    I love this product!

    By Gin

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Strong Hold

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

      I use this every time I wash my hair whether I blow dry it or not.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      Texture Lotion

      By Buffy

      from Mpls. MN

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Strong Hold

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Texture Hair

        Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

        Great product if you want some lift and texture. I use this after I curled and apply it on my finish hair towards the ends.

        • Hair Type:
        • Straight Hair
         
        5.0

        What a difference!

        By MC

        from OC

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Lightweight
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Straight Hair
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

          I bought this product last night after reading the reviews. I needed something to smooth out my frizz and look like I just came out of the salon. I put this on after I washed my hair and you could already tell that it was smooth. I let it air dry for a bit and then I got the blow dryer and wow! You can see the difference and it was just my first use!!

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          5.0

          Love this moisturizing serum

          By Luckylucy

          from Palm Harbor Florida

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

            I used this years ago and was happy to find it again at Ulta. I use it on damp just washed hair and it makes it easy to blow dry. I also use it on dry hair to add more moisture and shine. I will continue to buy this product.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            The best conditioner

            By Deb

            from Palm Coast FL

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

              This is an excellent leave in conditioner and prevents damage from hair drying. I have been using it for years.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't live without it!

              By Crepusculo

              from Michigan

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Conditions
              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Non-Greasy
              • Strong Hold

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                My hair is very curly and unruly. I cannot live without Potion 9. It conditions my dry hair as it tames it. I do not have to worry about my hair all day. Style and go! I have tried so many other products, but nothing is nearly effective as Potion 9!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                1.0

                Did not work for my hair is am returning this product

                By Ladybug

                from St. Louis, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                    I found the product too heavy and sticky notes good for my natural hair

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this product!

                    By Laura

                    from Tallahassee, Florida

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                      I have curly hair that I keep really short. This product helps to control the curls without being stiff.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair
                       
                      5.0

                      Yes

                      By Steve

                      from Lowell, IN

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Controls Frizz
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Smells Great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Curly Hair
                        • Thicker Hair

                        Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                        On hair

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Wavy Hair

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Q&A

                        Product Q&A

                        Do you have questions about this product?

                        Get answers from in-house experts.

                        15 Questions | 15 Answers
                        Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »
                        • Q:

                          I have straight blonde color treated hair with regular Keratin treatment applied. Although the keratin helps with smoothing I still need to add conditioner and heat protection for flat ironing. Does this work well with Keratin treatments? Looking for a possible all in one product as a leave in conditioner and heat protection ( wash my hair every other day ..what I use now does not make my hair look fresh the second day).
                          Asked on 5/4/2016 by BJ from Shoreline in CT

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            This product is sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free; however, it's always a good idea to chat with your stylist regarding proper at-home products for your keratin-treated hair. We recommend reviewing the ingredients list provided in the product description with her.

                            Answered on 5/13/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          My hair is fine and frizzy damaged from heat straightener.will this product work for me?
                          Asked on 2/23/2016 by patty

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, it helps to smooth out the hair of any frizz, but also provides light hold and moisture. It is great for blow drying, but also for helping to define the natural wave in the hair while minimizing frizz.

                            Answered on 2/29/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Do I need to blow dry my hair to make this product work? Or will it smooth out my hair if I put it on my damp hair and let it air dry?
                          Asked on 1/17/2016 by Jennifer from Phoenix, AZ

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Apply Potion 9 cream to damp/towel-dried hair or dry hair. Blow or air dry for silky, touchable looks. Or use hot tools for refined curls. On dry hair, reapply to add texture and control. Apply anytime for an instant style boost.

                            Answered on 1/19/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Can this product as act as a heat protectant?
                          Asked on 11/1/2015 by cuckoo

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product does protect from heat.

                            Answered on 11/20/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have a lot of thin VERY curly hair, I use drench and I am considering purchasing potion 9 and the whipped creme for styling. I have relatively dry frizzy hair but I like it to look natural and without any stiffness or crunch. Would the 2 products be a good match for my hair?
                          Asked on 9/4/2015 by shay

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this would be the perfect combination of products for dry, frizzy hair!

                            Answered on 10/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I have a lot of thin VERY curly hair, I use drench and I am considering purchasing potion 9 and the whipped creme for styling. I have relatively dry frizzy hair but I like it to look natural and without any stiffness or crunch. Would the 2 products be a good match for my hair?
                          Asked on 9/3/2015 by shay

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Sebastian Potion 9 features flexible hold and is suitable for use on all hair types and textures. It helps to add smoothness and manageability to curly hair, and if used when blow drying, helps to achieve a straight, sleek look. Sebastian Whipped Creme (Item #: 2162731) is specially designed for use on curly and wavy hair textures to add definition to curls and waves and to reduce frizziness. Both are great styling options for your hair type and concerns, and neither leaves hair stiff or crunchy!

                            Answered on 9/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          Is this product good for African Americans with thick naturally curly hair?
                          Asked on 6/21/2015 by Shak

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, this product features flexible hold, ideal for thick and curly hair, and it is suitable for use on all hair types and textures.

                            Answered on 6/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                        • Q:

                          I am a male with very coarse, wavy hair. I am looking for something that will help me tame my hair back, and create a loose pompadour style, but will still let it move. Will this product help? .
                          Asked on 4/19/2015 by Liam

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            Sebastian Potion 9 helps add smoothness and manageability to coarse, textured hair, so it's a great option for your concerns!

                            Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          I have staight hair and like to occasionally add light curl around the face. Within 15 minutes my curl has flopped. Will this product work to extend the life of the curl?
                          Asked on 3/31/2015 by Georgia Girl from Myrtle Beach, SC

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          What does Potion 9 do to &/or for, hair, exactly?
                          Asked on 12/16/2014 by Sin from Tulsa

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Expert

                            A:

                            It is a conditioning styler, which means it helps to smooth out the hair of any frizz, but also provides light hold and moisture. It is great for blow drying, but also for helping to define the natural wave in the hair while minimizing frizz.

                            Answered on 1/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        Displaying questions 1-10Previous | Next »

                        Do you have a question about this product?