Henna and Jagua are two different plant-based products, that both lend a beautiful stain. We often get questions about how they compare, such as “Which one lasts the longest?” and “Which one is darker?”, etc. In actuality, both henna and jagua last about the same amount of time, but there are a few key differences to note between these two different color options:
- Henna results in a brown stain, while jagua has a bluish-black color.
- Henna takes about a half hour to dry, while jagua takes an hour or more to dry. Take into consideration how much patience you have.
- Henna stains the hands and feet the darkest, while jagua produces a dark stain across the whole body. So, considering the location of your design will be important, here.
- Water does not impact the quality of a jagua stain, while henna prefers to be kept dry (especially for the first 48 hours). Do you plan to be spending a lot of time in the pool or taking baths? If so, jagua may be your better bet!
- It is best to leave henna on for as long as possible, but jagua is happy to be left on for just 3 to 5 hours and does not produce a darker stain after that point.