WHAT IS JAGUA?
Jagua is a temporary dye made from a tropical fruit juice. It will stain a rich navy color.
HOW LONG DOES JAGUA LAST?
Jagua can last 7-14 days on average, depending on where it is applied and level of aftercare.
HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY JAGUA DESIGN?
Jagua gel takes about 30 minutes (sometimes up to an hour) for it to fully dry. During this time, do not touch the gel as it can easily smear. Keep the gel on 2-4 hours. Unlike henna, it does not and should not be kept on overnight. Jagua gel is potent and only needs a few hours to set in. When ready to remove the gel, either peel the gel off or wash with a luke warm soapy water. Make sure to wash thoroughly but do not scrub. Your stain will look like it's non-existent at first! But don't worry - it will darken and develop over the next 24-48 hours.
FOR BEST RESULTS:
Do not use hot water over stain as it can cause irritation.
We recommend washing the gel and surrounding area twice. Jagua easily smears, moves and will easily stain other body parts if not fully removed.
IS JAGUA FOR EVERYONE?
While jagua is generally safe for most people, if you have an allergy to tropical fruits it is advised to avoid getting jagua (or at least get a stain test done prior to getting a larger design). The jagua gel is derived from a tropical fruit juice, so if you have an existing allergy to a tropical fruit or super sensitive skin you may have an allergic reaction to jagua. If that happens, it is nothing permanent or long lasting (unlike black henna) just some redness & itchiness/irritation. This will go away once the stain fades.
We recommend getting a stain test done prior to getting a larger jagua design to determine if you will have any sensitivities to it.
WHAT IS A JAGUA STAIN TEST?
If you haven't had a jagua design done before, you can schedule a stain test with us to determine if you would have any sensitivities to it. While most people don't have any reactions to it, if you have sensitive skin or know of a tropical fruit allergy we recommend getting a small stain test before any further jagua appointments. The test is a small design (as seen below) & is done free of charge. We recommend doing this at least a week before a larger jagua design.