Henna, or Lawsonia Inermis, is a small bush that grows in tropical and subtropical areas. This plant is a natural dye pigment which gives the skin orange to maroon tones.
The final color we get varies according to the skin characteristics and another 3 criteria:
- The processing time
- The blood pressure
- The acid mantle of the skin
As our body and skin are constantly evolving, the color is also likely to change according to the person itself, which explains why, from one woman to another, the final result can be different. Therefore, we cannot predict the outcome with absolute certainty.
Hengua is the mix of henna powder with jagua juice (Genipa Americana 100% natural), which is derived from a fruit that grows in South America. It stains a brown to black color, according to the skin type (see henna criteria).
You can use Hengua following the same advice as for henna. (It is better to rinse it in cold water).
Warning : There are some allergy risks for people sensitive to nuts.