This Peculiar-Looking Malaysian Plant Releases Shampoo With A Simple Squeeze

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At first glance, you might think nothing of these peculiar-looking plants.

But beneath their beehive-like exterior lies a remarkable secret that might surprise you.

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Known as the Shampoo Ginger Lily, the flower heads or rhizomes of this plant produce a soapy liquid when they are squeezed

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Native to some countries in Asia, such as India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, the Shampoo Ginger Lily has tall, cone-like flower heads that produce a ginger-scented fluid that is often used in some shampoos and hair conditioners.

Watch a snippet of TikTok content creator and farmer @thezenhenandthehoneybee harvesting the liquid below:

Unlike commercial shampoos and conditioners, Shampoo Ginger Lily is all-natural and doesn't have any harsh ingredients that might harm your hair

The liquid leaves your hair soft and shiny, it's like a spa treatment for your locks!

According to beauty blog TheBeautyInsideOut, when the hue of the flowers change from green to orange-red, the gel will develop inside.

As long as you don't cut the plant down, the liquid will refill itself over time.
So, you don't have to worry about harming the plant when you remove the liquid.

Watch this video of someone using the liquid as shampoo on his hair:

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