Jagua is blueish dye prepared from the Genipa Americana fruit. It has been used as a body art expression by the Shipibo Tribe; the oldest ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon jungle for over 2,500 years. It’s also commonly known as Huito. From this unripe fruit is obtained a juice containing the Genipin substance which stains the skin with an amazing dark color.
Henna is a reddish-brown dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet. Henna has been used since antiquity in ancient Egypt and Indian subcontinent to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool, and leather. Historically, henna was used in West Asia including the Arabian Peninsula and in Carthage, other parts of North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
What is Hengua?
Hengua or Jagua Henna Gel is nothing but a mixture of Jagua Powder or Jagua Juice Ink with Henna powder. For Hengua Gel, there is no official recipe. Let your imagination fly!
Continue using the same ingredients that you normally use when preparing your Henna paste. The more Jagua you use, the darker will be to color of the stain.
You can create your own catalog of mixtures of Henna and Jagua and obtain the colors and tones desired.
After applying the final product on the skin, leave it at least 2 hours and then remove it with jet of cold water under pressure; at first you will get a shadow that will take its most powerful color within 24 to 48 hours.
How To Prepare Hengua with Henna & Jagua Powder?
How to Prepare Hengua with Henna & Jagua Juice Ink?