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Sebastian

Potion 9

5.1 oz Item 2162737

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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.

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SebastianPotion 9
 
4.7

(based on 198 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (121)
  • Smells great (90)
  • Lightweight (74)
  • Controls frizz (67)
  • Non-greasy (60)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (5)
  • Sticky (5)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (58)
  • Curly hair (46)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (36)
  • Thick hair (30)
  • Dry/damaged hair (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (54), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (34), Professional stylist (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (69), Very curly hair (45), Straight hair (33)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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5.0

Have used this 30 years!

By Anchor Girl

from The South

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Don't know about any hair but my own!

    Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

    Have used this nearly 30 years. If it ain't broke …

    • Hair Type:
    • Straight Hair
     
    3.0

    Personally could not see a difference

    By HollySL524

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Product Junkie

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Sticky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

      Want to start by saying that I absolutely love my other Sebastian products. After getting hooked on the Volupt Shampoo and Conditioner, I thought I'd give the Potion 9 a try. I have super fine and very long straight red hair, but I think this product is more suited for those with a natural curl. I have not seen any difference in my hair and I have tried applying to both wet and dry hair. I was looking for something to fill my split ends and give me a less "frizzed" look but I didn't see those results. Maybe a little softer to the touch, but nothing noticeable enough to warrant the price point. But, again, still a supporter of the brand and would recommend the Volupt products to those with similar hair.

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Product Ever!!

      By Ash

      from Farmington, NM

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

        Absolutely LOVE this! Never wrote a review before but HAD TO because this product is AMAZING!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love, love this product!

        By HT

        from Council Bluffs, Ia

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Soft touch

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Thinner Hair

          Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

          I love, love this product. I have dry, brittle hair from straightening my very curly hair. This product makes my hair so soft and definitely improves my curls.

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My third bottle!

          By Rachel

          from Lewis Center, Oh

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

            This was recommended to me by a patient of mine I saw in the ED who happened to won a salon and loved my curls. I gave it a try and couldn't believe I hadn't heard of this before?!! I love it and recommend to everyone who asks what I use. Right out of the shower, comb or brush through, air dry or style, may need another product for stronger hold but for soft curls this is perfect!

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's alright

            By ML1888

            from Sierra Vista AZ

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Doesn't Work

            Best Uses

            • Thinner Hair

            Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

            Doesn't leave a smooth look when I use it for a pulled back do. Had to use gel to achieve that look.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!

            By Vic

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

              I have slightly course hair with a bit of wave. I put Potion 9 on my wet hair and then let it air dry, sometimes I leave it wet for a wavy look and sometimes I just run my hands through it and BAM my hair is the perfect texture and has just enough straightness for me. I live in Florida where the humidity can get awful, this is the perfect product! It is so easy to use if you don't mind the wet look until you hair dries. I haven't used a blow dryer in many years which is very good for my hair type. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              3.0

              I missed it

              By E Kay

              from Scranton PA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Not a lot of hold

              Best Uses

              • Air drying

              Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

              I've had this & other Sebastian products in the past. This product conditions very nicely but I like a little more hold. I think I'll try a gel next time.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              oh yeah!

              By Elisa

              from Sacramento Ca.

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use
                • Thicker Hair

                Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                I have thick semi curly hair and have tried endless products to style and control my frizz...I got a travel size bottle for a trip and immediatly loved the smell texture and control of this product! I can put a small amount in my hair when it's wet and just finger flip it and let it try to keep it all over curly look or wait for it to dry and use my client iron to get a more finished look...its a product I will never go without

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Love this product!

                By Terissa

                from Nashville,TN

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

                  I have been using Potion 9 for 20+ years. I've tried all of the other leave in conditioners & nothing has ever nourished my hair like this does! I can't say enough good things about Potion 9!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

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                  18 Questions | 18 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Do I have to use Potion 9 after every wash?
                    Asked on 1/12/2018 by Sonia from London UK

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If you are looking to use it as a styling aid, that would be beneficial. If you wash your hair, you wash the product out and would need to replace it to see the effects of the product.

                      Answered on 1/12/2018 by Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin
                  • Q:

                    I love this product, and i know it contains amodimethicone. I have coarse frizzy wavy hair. What shampoo product to you recommend to wash out Sebastian 9.
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Elle from New york

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Is this a heat protectant at all?
                    Asked on 1/5/2017 by Vic from Chicago Illinois

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this product does protect hair from heat.

                      Answered on 1/10/2017 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • 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
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