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Magic Potion

0 Posted by - June 12, 2014 - Hair, Hair Products

While compiling some products for an article on LayeredOnline I came into possession of a tube of Sebastian Potion 9. I recognised the packaging and smell but it took a few days to twig that this is what my hairdresser has been using on my hair for at least the last 18 months.

Looking and feeling like a less greasy version of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, Sebastian Potion 9 is a leave-in conditioning treatment without any of the slipperiness, residue or weight that I loathe in similar products. I use a generous pump of product and run it through the ends of my hair upwards whilst damp (I take it right up to the roots, but perhaps stop at the mid-lengths if you’re very prone to oiliness). Blow dried in, it leaves my somewhat frizzy and dry hair feeling bouncy, smooth, kitten-soft and scented with a faint herbal-y aroma – without quashing all texture.

Sebastian Potion 9

I’d been putting silky smooth post-cut locks entirely down to my hairdresser (possibly) being born with a hairdryer in one hand and a brush in the other but, while that may still be true, I can now at least approximate salon-groomed hair at home. Dry time seems slightly speedier, styles last longer and it appears to keep my hair happily balanced between puffy and flat for a couple of days, even in humid weather. Blowdrying will always be my most hated beauty chore, but if you have rebellious, thick, dry or damaged hair, Potion 9 makes things a whole lot less laborious.


  • Annie June 12, 2014 - 2:33 pm Reply

    my hair is so dry and frizzy at the moment and I generally just hate, I am writing this down… OH and I also hate my skin, arms, legs etc :D :D #PositiveVibez

    annie |

  • Kate Wilson June 12, 2014 - 2:45 pm Reply
  • Beauty or Something June 12, 2014 - 4:56 pm Reply

    Goodness I love Sebastian products. I’m using their hairspray and it’s absolutely divine! It smells amazing too.

  • Kirsty and Lucy June 12, 2014 - 5:37 pm Reply

    Oooh this sounds really good – I have quite fine hair and it can be a problem to find things that do not weigh it down – do you think this might be ok??

  • Sarah June 12, 2014 - 7:44 pm Reply

    Beautiful hair (and skin!) I really like using Lush’s range of hair masks. It’s hard to find a conditioner that makes a difference without leaving your hair heavy.


  • Daria June 12, 2014 - 10:09 pm Reply

    this could be my new holy grail, thanks Meg! :) x

  • Jennifer Monforton June 13, 2014 - 2:08 am Reply

    I used this yeeears ago and remember really liking it. May have to give it anther go! Your hair looks ultra sleek and shiny :)

  • Divya June 13, 2014 - 6:18 am Reply

    You look like the epitome of French Chic in that picture! Love your hair! I am going to have to try this!

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  • Madeleine – The Daily Mark June 14, 2014 - 8:45 am Reply

    I’ve heard this is amazing! Definitely have to give it a go!

  • Michelle Kimble June 23, 2014 - 2:25 am Reply

    I love sebastians products so I’ll have to give this one a go.

  • Chereen Strydom June 29, 2014 - 8:38 pm Reply

    OBSESSED with Potion 9! I’ve just stumbled upon your blog (via Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup) and I’m THRILLED that I have :)

  • Emily Shea July 6, 2014 - 11:29 pm Reply

    I must buy this. I also came here because of Vivianna and I’m so happy I have! I need this in my life. Love.

  • Claudia October 26, 2014 - 3:35 pm Reply

    beautiful! xx

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