During the preparation of Jagua, the fruit is picked when it’s unripe (the color is green), then it’s peeled and the juice is extracted from it. Info sourced from Fresh Jagua.
- Once Jagua is applied let it sit on the skin for 3-4 hours.
- Wash the jagua with warm water and soap.
- You will see that there is no design, DO NOT PANIC! ( Jagua take 12-48 hours from when it begins to stain until it peaks it stain)
- DO NOT SLEEP WITH JAGUA ON! ( it re-prints very easy)
Jagua Tips and Tricks
- You can use a skin-safe or non- toxic pen to draw out a design before “inking” it
- Jagua has a gel-like consistency and is different from henna
- When you make a mistake, even if you wipe it right away – it usually still stains.
- If you are done your design and accidentally smear it – it’s better to wash it off earlier than the 3-hour time frame.
- Jagua dries on the skin and will turn a slightly darker color when it dries.
- Try to avoid picking at the dried Jagua, as it will most likely stain the fingers that you used to pick at it with
I learnt a lot of these things the hard way like – by waking up with Jagua on my face! If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out!
And don’t worry, it’s temporary – also a good prank! Just saying… have fun and be sure to tag us in your doodles! @the.henna.doodler