1. Your design will take 30-60 minutes to dry depending on the size but keep it on for at least 2-4 hours for best results.
Remove dry gel by washing off under running water. Use soap and a washcloth. Be sure all the Jagua is off your skin.
At first you will see little to no color. THIS IS NORMAL.
Your design will start to darken and the color will fully develop over the next 24-48 hours.
IMPORTANT: If you remove the dry gel at night before going to bed, cover your design in a way that it will not come in contact with other body parts or your sheets as it will stain them. Trust us: you don't want to be walking around with a replica of your hand tattoo on your face.
2. DO NOT GO TO SLEEP WITHOUT WASHING THE JAGUA OFF.
3. After you see your stain in the morning.
Apply some kind of natural oil or butter after the paste is removed to protect henna design and prevent exfoliation. A lot of store bought moisturizers contain chemicals that can prematurely lighten the stain. Avoid moisturizers with fruit acids (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) or bleaching agents.
4. Exfoliation of the skin is what causes Jagua to fade.
Excess washing and friction from clothing will make the stain fade faster. The less you touch the area, the better. Wear gloves when washing dishes if the design is on your hand.
5. Please remember, jagua body art is not an exact science.
Everyone stains differently due to countless variables. If you follow the above guidelines, your jagua stain should last 1-3 weeks depending on body location and aftercare.