Roucou oil – Davines Hair Oil’s secret ingredient.

IMG_4808 Roucou oil – Davines Hair Oil’s secret ingredient.

Davines Essential Haircare OI Oil – Absolute Beautifying Potion is one of the company’s biggest selling products. It’s so popular simply because it gives incredible results. Nourishing hair while not leaving it wet look and weighed down, this is the oil to use when you need hydration, smoothness and frizz-free follicles.

One of its secret ingredients is a thing called Roucou oil, something we’d never come across until we did some digging.

According to, Roucou oil is extracted from Achiote, also called annatto or the lipstick tree. The plant has colourful flowers and seeds, pepper aroma and sweet, nutty and pepper taste. It grown in Central and South America. Annatto is often used as a natural dye for fabrics, food and body. This natural colourant is gained by boiling the seeds in water or oil. What are other uses of the seeds of Achiote? Roucou oil, responsible for nurturing hair and scalp, derives from this plant. Check out what are its properties and how to use it.

Due to the high content of vitamins and minerals contained in roucou oil, it is willingly used in hair and body care. We will find beta-carotene, vitamins A and D in it. Beta-carotene evens out the colour of the skin, stimulates the production of collagen and protects complexion from harmful effects of sun radiation. What is more, roucou oil has antiseptic and soothing properties. It can be added to shampoo, hair mask, conditioner and all other kinds of cosmetics. What will be the results of such actions? The product has antioxidant properties, which means that it reduces free radicals, protects scalp from harmful external factors and delays ageing processes. Moreover, the cosmetic stimulates the production of melanin, thanks to which the colour of your hair will remain beautiful and vivid. Roucou oil protects hair and scalp from harmful sun radiation, air pollution, some cosmetic ingredients and other factors. It regenerates hair structure, rebulids split ends, smooths, softens and moisturises. The cosmetic has antibacterial effects and soothes scalp. It also prevents frizz and static, does not weigh wisps down, facilitates styling and combing.

Davines OI Oil is designed to control frizz and add shine to all hair types particularly for dry or coarse hair.


  • Extraordinary shine and softness to the hair.
  • Strong detangling and restructuring action.
  • Anti-frizz effect.
  • Strong anti-oxidant and anti-free radicals action.

For an anti-frizz effect apply 2-3 squeezes of OI/ Oil on damp hair, distributing it evenly on the lengths and ends. Dry hair and style as usual. For a shiny and soft finishing apply approximately 2-3 squeezes of OI/ Oil to lengths and ends of dry hair. Style as usual.

Use only one pump for fine hair, for medium or thick hair, start with 2-3 pumps and add more product if needed.

Natural active ingredients:

  • Breathable silicons – to create a protective film on all hair type.
  • Roucou oil – prevent hair aging, strong anti-oxidant action.

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