I've tried almost every expensive product on the market & go back to 9. It's old school, but works on fine hair like nothing else, & doesn't seem to build up gunk & weight the hair down.
Now that Spring is here, my hair is extremely unruly and nasty. This helps to keep the nastiness to a minimum. It makes my dry, curly hair feel a little more hydrated and it makes it less poofy. I'll add more when I try it some more times.
I had the opportunity to receive a sample of this product form a very generous swapper… and I am glad she did it. She reviewed it below and I have to agree that this Potion 9 is really a magical potion! I have very thin, coloured hair and whatever leave-in condition I use will build up and make my hair DIRTY after half a day (many rinse conditioners & masks to that as well to me so it’s really hard for me to find a good hair treatment product). But this one did not. It left my hair soft and in a way better condition that it was before (being coloured it’s very porous) I cannot say “shiny” but it was looking OK and… my hair was still clean (I mean not heavy nor greasy due to the product) the following day! As per now I am totally satisfied and will update after longer use.
This is not so much a smoothing silicone type product, but is a lightly holding texturizing product. It seems ideal for very fine, porous hair.
The fragrance is a little artificial smelling, but it does not linger. I use it daily before blowdrying and it is the only product I have repurchased over and over again for the last five years.
Not big on this. It's gooey and sticky. Makes my hair feel built up, gross, and sticky. All without frizz control. Maybe for someone with short hair that perfect and doesn't need anything else. I also dont like the aluminum tube as it gets holes in it if you accidently fold it or anything.
I'm a hair-color fanatic and on my fine hair, that can be quite damaging. I've been using this product for almost 10 years. My hair stays shiny & healthy looking and doesn't get weighed down at all. I will also mix this in my palm with my mousse (or whatever I'm using at the time) and it gives a good result that way as well. Love this stuff!
Pricey and no better than the less expensive leave in conditioner/treatments I have tried. I have straight hair. Someone with curly or very wavy hair might get different results.
i love this product. I have curly hair that loves to frizz out like crazy but i started using this and i've seen such an incredible difference. I just put some on my damp hair and run out of the house and later in the day guess what? NO frizzies. (: it's awesome!
I will not ever repurchase this product, repeat, will not ever repurchase this product! What is wrong with me?! I have tried this product over and over again throughout the years hoping for a good outcome. Maybe my hair is drier now or more frizzy than when I was younger, but this does nothing for my hair at all...no matter if I use a tiny bit on my waist length hair or a ton, I get zero frizz reduction, zero improvement on softness, etc. I end up using three other products after this to help...I will not repurchase ever again! I gave it a lippie for the smell though.
My comments re: this product are similar to Lemon_Flower's. Overall, the only plus about Potion 9 was the scent, very fruity and original, however, performance-wise, my hair was fuzzy and fly-away. I had much better experience with hask's henna placenta conditioning treatment which left my hair full of body but at the same moisturized and healthy. I will not repurchase potion 9.