The Plant That’s A Game-Changer For Some Women’s Beauty Routines

We are always looking for that secret product that can make our beauty routine simpler.

Recently, a video has been circulating on TikTok that features a woman revealing one plant’s hidden beauty secret.

The Awapuhi Plant

Pink and green plant among other plant leaves.
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

This is the awapuhi plant, sometimes known as bitter ginger, which grows naturally in Hawaii.

This plant is impressive for more than just how colorful it is. It is also used by Hawaiians as a way to help them stay beautiful!

Have To Squeeze It

Hand squeezing plant.
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

It is not the leaves or colorful petals of this plant that the beauty properties come from.

The secret of this plant comes from when you squeeze it and get the liquid to ooze out of it.

Also Called “Shampoo Ginger”

Woman with hands out among plants.
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

The plant’s other name of “shampoo ginger” hints at what part of the beauty process it helps.

The plant’s liquid has a ginger scent which is where its nickname comes from.

Liquid Is Rather Thick

Hands holding a clear liquid
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

The liquid is rather thick and is similar in consistency to a shampoo or conditioner.

The liquid is actually an ingredient used in some of the shampoos sold in stores.

Liquid Used For Hair Care

Woman with her head beside a plant and hand on the plant.
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

Hawaiians will use the liquid right from the plant as a shampoo, conditioner, or body wash.

Being able to just go for a walk and come back with a container of natural shampoo would be pretty cool!

Also Good For Your Scalp

Woman rubbing liquid into her hair
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok
Photo Credit: @miamifruit / TikTok

It not only will work as a shampoo, but it is also good for the health of your hair. It has anti-inflammatory properties which will help to repair dry or damaged hair, help fix dandruff, and also do other things such as improve hair growth and protect the scalp!

Some people even grow bitter ginger at home. Would you ever try this?