Canadian beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai is known for sharing unconventional beauty hacks with her 5.7 million Instagram followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers.
In her YouTube bio, she even calls out her affinity for trying do-it-yourself beauty remedies, writing, ‘I mostly love taking things from my kitchen and using them as a DIY face, hair or body mask.’
She’s come under fire from experts in the past for claiming that wasabi can clear up whiteheads and plump lips and Pepto-Bismol can make pores practically disappear, but her latest trick appears to have fewer potential repercussions.
In a video post on Instagram, the beauty guru demonstrates how she uses aloe vera and sweet orange essential oil to achieve shiny, wavy hair and hydrated skin for only $3.
Before and after: Canadian beauty vlogger Farah Dhukai shared a hack (left) for getting wavy hair in your sleep (right) using the inside of an aloe vera plant and an essential oil
The post has already been viewed almost 1.8 million times on Farah’s feed and was reposted by fellow beauty mogul Huda Kattan, which racked up another 1.2 million views.
Farah captioned her video: ‘I know how much you guys love multi-purpose DIYS…so you KNOW I had to drop one of the easiest and most EFFECTIVE DIYS of all time! It takes just 2 ingredients and is as little as $3.00 and it’ll TRANSFORM your hair and skin!! You’ll get the shiniest, softest, frizz-free hair of all time (and you’ll be “on trend” with the wet hair look) and your skin will be so hydrated and bright and clear!! hOwW?!?’
She went on to break down the ingredients and instructions.
*Sweet Orange Essential Oil (or an essential oil of your choosing)
1. Scoop all the goodness out of the aloe leaf and put it into a blender
2. Add ten drops of sweet orange essential oil
3. Blend until int turns into a watery consistency
4. Pour into a spray bottle
5. Apply as much as you want to wet or dry hair
6. Braid hair into two pigtails if you have naturally straight hair
7. Sleep on it or wait for it to dry and undo the plaits
DIY wave spray: To make the shiny hair potion, Farah shows how she scoops out the insides of an aloe vera plant and blends it with sweet orange essential oil
Waves for days: If you have straight hair like hers, Farah recommends spraying the lengths of it with the concoction (left) before putting it into two braids and letting it dry (right)
You can apply as much of the spray as you want to both your hair, continued Farah, and it won’t make it look greasy.
‘It gives you a shiny, wet hair, wavy look that’s been so trendy lately!! YES FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR HAIR AND FASHION AT THE SAME D*** TIME!!!’
The spray can also be used as a serum or moisturizer for your face, Farah added. ‘It clears up dry skin, blemishes and dark spots!!! ALOE is called the IMMORTALITY PLANT for a reason!!!!’
Any extra product can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, and Farah recommends doing a patch test on both your skin and hair before applying fully.
For those who aren’t interested in the DIY route, shop hair and face products already infused with aloe below: