Aftercare Tips and Advice for Hennagua:
1.Make sure that skin (intended for design) is clean and free of oils, dirt, lotions and sunscreens.
2.The Jagua in the Hennagua paste stains very quickly so if you make any mistakes, you must wipe them off quickly and completely or else they will show up in the final stain. And be sure not to smudge your design as well, for the same reason.
3.Leave Hennagua paste on for as long as possible. 4-6 hours or longer. I wouldn’t recommend wrapping Hennagua paste for overnight sleeping because of the high possibility of sweating and smudging.
4.You can remove dried Hennagua paste by gently removing it with your fingers in a circular motion, picking it off or scraping off with a credit card. If you have some left over paste that might be a bit wet still on the skin, you may rinse it off with warm (not hot or cold) water gently removing with your fingers.
5.After paste removal you may notice that the stain is orange, it will darken over a period of 24-48 hours. Or your stain may already be pretty much black once you take it off, and will also darken over a period of 24-48 hours.
6.After you remove the dried hennagua paste and before you go to sleep for the night, make sure you cover your hennagua stain in such a way that it does not come into contact with other parts of your body or sheets, while sleeping. Or else you may wake up to an unwanted stain, on your face or elsewhere.
7.Avoid using harsh soaps, exfoliating, scrubbing the stain, and coming into contact with harsh chemicals or chlorine on the stain. They will shorten the life of your Hennagua stain.
8.Use shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil or at least lotion on the stain.
9.Hennagua stains can last a 2-3 weeks depending on how well you take care of your stain.
Note: Allergies to natural Jagua can occur, although they are extremely rare.