Ok so a lot of people have been asking me what Jagua is. So I thought... Why not make a blog about it?
Genipa americana aka Jagua is a fruit that grows in the South America. Extract from the Genipa americana fruit, is used to make Jagua gel for Jagua Body Art. It only stains the top layer of skin (just as Henna does). Unlike the chemical ppd in Black Henna, that penetrates all the layers of your skin , then seeps into your blood stream getting carried to your vital organs such as you liver and kidneys. Jagua usually comes premixed or in small kits, where you then just add water. It's a good alternative to "Black Henna" and the closest to all natural ingredients (that I know of as of yet).
I heard a bit about Jagua in the beginning of my henna journey. I was still getting use to henna at that time. So I just kinda put the Jagua curiosity, to the side for a later date. So just in the past couple of months, I had decided to look more into Jagua. A lot of this renewed curiosity with Jagua came about with a lot of people asking me if I could do "Black Henna". Of course I would never do "black henna" so people would just go get their black henna done by someone else, even after I would inform them of the dangers of it! So I remembered Jagua, and decided to finally give it a go. One of the things I found out about Jagua, from before, is that it has a higher allergy rate than Henna does. People with allergies to strawberries and melons have a higher risk of having an allergic reaction to Jagua. So that kinda put me off, but I did a patch test and I was fine, thank God, lol.
So I have had a chance to use it on a few clients now, and they all seem to love it! I have converted a couple Black Henna users. But the price is the thing that holds a lot of people back, as Jagua is significantly more expensive than Henna or "Black Henna". But I believe that if something is better for my health in he long run, I don't mind paying more for it (personally).
I have much more info in my YouTube video "Jagua Demo". Check it out and don't for get to Like, Share and Subscribe :D