Jagua Henna is replacement of black henna and is 100% natural and safe.Black henna is extremely harmful to the skin and toxic to the body.
The main ingredient in black henna is a hair dying chemical called para-phenylenediamine or PPD for short. PPD is an extremely harmful substance that can cause severely burn the skin due to allergic reactions to the chemical. A PPD reaction can leave permanent scarring on the skin and lead to permanent allergies to all hair dying products. There have been report of people being rushed to the emergency room after having received a black henna tattoo.
How Is Jagua is Different From Black Henna?
Jagua Gel is a natural ink made with the extract of the jagua fruit, an edible fruit that grows in rain forests of Central and South America. The jagua fruit is traditionally harvested to be used the preparation for beverages, jams, liqueurs and to eat by itself. It is also believed to have many medicinal properties. You can find out more about jagua on this article.
As opposed to black henna, jagua gel is 100% natural and safe. Not only is the main ingredient in the gel 100% pure jagua juice but the other ingredients are also natural and most of them can be found in many food items.
The average lifespan of a jagua tattoo is 10-14 days, although it can last as long as 3 weeks or as little as one week depending on where it is applied on the body.
The color of a jagua tattoo can vary from a deep black to a milder black with blue undertones, just like the color of a permanent tattoo.