How can I use seaborn without changing the matplotlib defaults?

I am trying to use seaborn, because of its distplot function. But I prefer the default matplotlib settings. When I import seaborn, it changes automatically the appearance of my figure.

How can I use seaborn functions without changing the look of the plots?

Version 0.8 (july 2017) changed this behaviour. From https://seaborn.pydata.org/whatsnew.html:

The default (seaborn) style is no longer applied when seaborn is imported. It is now necessary to explicitly call set() or one or more of set_style(), set_context(), and set_palette(). Correspondingly, the seaborn.apionly module has been deprecated.

For older versions, Import seaborn like this:

    import seaborn.apionly as sns

and then you should be able to use sns.distplot but maintain the default matplotlib styling + your personal rc configuration.

From: stackoverflow.com/q/25393936