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Potion 9

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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 203 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (125)
  • Smells great (93)
  • Lightweight (76)
  • Controls frizz (70)
  • Non-greasy (63)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (61)
  • Curly hair (49)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (36)
  • Thick hair (31)
  • Dry/damaged hair (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (56), Survivalist / minimalist (54), Product junkie (35), Professional stylist (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (73), Very curly hair (45), Straight hair (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Starr

from Anaheim

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

    Great product

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely in love

    By Pam

    from Brownsville TX

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

      It helps my hair to look healthy

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      4.0

      GOOD

      By Big Booty Judy Scrumptious KayKay

      from Keizer, Oregon

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Makes hair tangle when dry

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • Thicker Hair

      Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

      I have very dry and coarse hair. After using the product I noticed less split ends and my hair appeared slightly healthier but there was no drastic change.

      • Hair Type:
      • Wavy Hair
       
      5.0

      My hair dresser told me about this and it is amazing!

      By Nana Vicki Lynn

      from Seattle area

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Thinner Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

        I have been a Sebastian product user for more than 30 years. I was thrilled to find this one. After chemo and radiation I need a little help. This one does it.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Amazing product!

        By Jonnie

        from North Carolina

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Great for straightening.
        • Great for styling.
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Perfect for straight or wavy styles.
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use
          • Straight Hair

          Comments about Sebastian Potion 9:

          I love Potion 9. Smells great, lightweight, and great for straight or wavy styles. Tip: Less is more with this product. Goes a long way!

          • Hair Type:
          • Straight Hair
           
          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

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Personally could not see a difference

            By HollySL524

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Product Junkie

            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

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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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