Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Been using this for years!
Potion 9 is the greatest hair product. If you brush your hair, it has light hold, smooths hair, smells great, and makes your hair look healthy and shiny. If you just lightly brush your hair after applying, the hold is stronger.
Most Helpful Critical Review Personally could not see a difference
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.
Reviewed by 251 customers I would buy again
Chris from Washington
I use it everyday
I would usted this product aGain aGain
Flora from Mexico
Excelent I GAVE many many years Using It
Hair today and tomorrow
2old4u from Myrtle Beach
Good value product. Bought this because my hairdresser recommended it.
did nothing for me
teetee from philly,pa
tried this in 2 ways....first i tried this product on my damp hair and dried it w a hair dryer and all it did was make my hair waxy! and then i used it on air dried hair and same thing, waxy and stringy length...the only good thing is the smell.
Glo from Missouri
I originally was introduced to Potion 9 by a stylist while I was trying to fix a bad perm..... works wonders
Unbelievable great product
Jayce from Surprise, AZ
I love this product. I've tried other hair palmades in the past and this is by far the best.
Definitely would repurchase!
Bekah from Longview Texas
I use this product after I towel dry, apply cream leave in conditioner-comb thru, then apply small dollop of Silk Therapy leave in with this Sebastian styling cream. Then blow dry out . After I have completed blow dry, I then reapply same 2 products as a finishing tool for shaping and defining, texture.
sflo from Houston, TX
I have very thick, very course hair, that frizzes like nobody's business because of the humidity in Houston. I ran out of a previous styling gel and every single styling product after that that was supposed to combat frizz didn't work for me. My hairstylist recommended this to me and I haven't looked back. It leaves my hair smooth and frizz free without any added weight or greasiness and it has a great scent that isn't too strong. A bottle can last me quite some time but I still like to stock up whenever there are sales.
Love This Product!
Nicole from Chicago
I'm always on the hunt for a great product. Especially one that does what it says it's going to do. This did that and so much more. I finally have that I just left the salon look that I can achieve at home. I highly recommend this product.
This is my white whale
JULIE from Indiana
I've spent half my life searching for a hair product that I didn't think existed until I found this. Every purchase, I'd be thinking, "Oh, maybe this will be that miracle product I've been looking for, the one that moisturizes my hair without weighing it down, that gives me just some slight definition while still letting me run my hands through my hair." And it never was. Every single product I've purchased up until now has been a Catch 22 of results. Well, my waves finally have definition, but now they're stringy and crunchy and weighed down. Or this does add moisture, but it also makes it feel starchy and thick and terrible.
For context, I have fine hair but a lot of it. My hair is naturally wavy, but my waves are unruly and most products weigh them into non-existence instead of enhancing them. My hair is also really dry and I'm prone to triangle head. I need a hair product to give me just a little control and structure, while bolstering its strengths and offering support. Basically I need the hair-product equivalent of that cool high school teacher who cusses in class and recognizes a student's natural gifts and potential, while still keeping order in the classroom because students respect them. And people, this hair product is it.
the ONLY product i use
Karen from nj
This is NOT for girls with straight, smooth hair or even just "wavy" hair. This is for the girls who have frizzy hair, I don't mean "flyaways" I mean you can NEVER use a brush, wide tooth combs only! and NO kind of hair dryer!!!! this is for hair where EACH strand goes a different curly direction!!!!!! after a shower, I just blot my hair with a towel (never rub!), comb it out, then I apply to wet hair (adjust how much you use depending on length, style, etc) and style it and then DONT touch it!!! it will leave your hair in the nice, pretty spiral curls. If during the day your hair starts to frizz, wet your hands and finger comb lightly to smooth it. Ive tried ALL the other gels, mousse, sprays, frizzy ease, etc. they dried my hair out, made my hair crunchy or sticky. This leaves my hair feeling soft, it smells nice too.
Nonnies from La Quinta, CA
Started using this years ago when I heared Jennifer Aniston used it to straighten her hair. I stopped using it because I started wearing my hair it in it's natural curly state. Back to straightening more often and it gives me smoother results.
pretty good for adding some definition to wavy hair.
tigger2512 from PA
I use it on my ends...(i have long hair) to keep them from looking "frizzy". Very light conditioning and doesn't have an overpowering odor.
A product to keep in your hair dresser
Healthy hair from Apex, NC
I love this product. It's a great leave in treatment after I wash my hair. All my family use it since long ago. It's a little price but it's worth it. Keeps the hair healthy and the look is always good.
Yellow tinge to white hair
Marilynne from British Columbia, Canada
I have been using this for a month or more and love how it helps with styling, however like someone else mentioned I have begun to notice a yellow tinge to my white hair. Have you any suggestions?
Perfect product for curly hair!!!
frazzled... from Atlanta, GA
Loathe Ulta's coupon / incentive program...the coupons found in their mailer's never apply to the products you want to buy...not sure why their marketing team even goes to print a coupon of no value..
A MUST HAVE FRIZZ FIGHTER
StorybySasha from Savannah, GA
This product is somewhat miraculous! I have somewhat ethnic, frizzy, kinky, color-treated, medium length hair. My hair is naturally springy, curly, with a good bit of frizz. The frizz gets even worse when I try to blow dry it myself (professionals, however, have no problem blow-drying it smooth and straight). This is the ONLY product I've used on my wet hair prior to blow drying and flat ironing, that banishes frizz WITHOUT being too sticky or two oily (forcing me to wash my hair too soon after). It has some hold, which does the bulk of the frizz fighting. The product is a strange orange color and has a very natural, botanical smell, neither of which affects my hair negatively. It leaves my hair very soft! It is also luminous and shiny, almost as if it boosts my hair color, too. I do have a few flyaways when I'm done (this could be bc I have some split ends), so I do use a little more when I'm done styling as well. It does what it says, though. Soft, shiny, decent hold, a good frizz fighter.
Dee from Vanceboro, nc
Did absolutely nothing to my hair! Didn't smooth frizz, detangle my hair, make it soft, Nothing it claimed to do. It was like I put nothing in my hair. Returned it
I would buy it again and again
Q from Florida
Love how it adds moisture to my hair without weighing down! I don't need to use any other styling products with Potion 9. Love it!
Samantha from Ft. Pierce, Florida
I love this product!
NicoleP from Manhattan, KS
My hair stylist recently tried this on me, and I loved it. I went to Ulta the next day and bought a bottle! The smell is wonderful, my husband has even commented on it! I have super thick, dense and wavy hair. I also get bad frizzing on the lower/under layers of my hair. After using this for over a week now, I've really noticed a difference! The frizz is more tamed, my hair has more shine, and it's easier to straighten. Overall, I am beyond pleased with this product! I will definitely keep purchasing!
no wax or mineral oil, great for blowdrying
Valerie from Pasadena, CA
i've been using this for years to blow dry/straighten my hair and sometimes even when I decide to go natural/curly. It's a fantastic moisturizer with no harsh chemicals, it doesn't weigh my hair down unless i add a heavy conditioner and/or other products. but alone, it works wonders. I barely have to flat iron my curls when i want them straight. and when i am curly, it gives my curls a smooth, soft, pliable texture. non greasy for me as it absorbs into my hair. my hair is so much healthier when I use this. i wash every 3-7 days since I'm curly and don't want dry, raggedy ends from dryness.
Manda from Oregon
I usually love using Paul Mitchell's SuperSkinny, but I thought I'd give this a try and I'm so glad I did!! I have a little past shoulder-length hair so I do two pumps and apply it to my ends then the rest at the top to help control frizz. I've never gotten so many compliments on my hair before! My hair doesn't get hard or crunchy when it dries, and my curls look so hydrated and soft! It's seriously worth a try if you're looking for a great leave-in moisturizer!
Jill from Norwich, CT
I love this leave-in conditioner. It's the best one I've ever used and if Sebastian ever discontinues or changes the formula I just may have to shave my head! Now, if only they would bring back their Laminence line!!! 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😘
Smells Horrible! YUCK!
Heartsandstars from Navarre, Fl
i washed it out. The scent is terrible. So far, Sebastian over all is a giant FAIL! Shampoo and conditioner. twisted type, nope, now this one too.