Nail Hair

Nail Hair gives you long hair that lasts! The extensions can stay on the head for up to three months, are attached with wax, and available in over 40 different colours. 

What are Nail Hair extensions?  

Nail Hair is Rapunzel’s longest lasting hair extension solution. The attachment is applied using a connector tool and the extensions can stay in your hair for up to 3 months. This means you can sleep, train and have a lot of fun with your new hair during these months. The extensions have small attachments, which make it easy for you to put your hair up and create wonderful hairstyles. Nail Hair is a method that works well to both lengthen and add volume or to create colour effects. Remember to check the attachments regularly to see if they’ve not grown out too much.

This is how

To attach the hair, you will need a connector tool, clips  and protective pads. After washing your hair with shampoo only, completely drying and brushing it, you can now attach the extensions.

  1. Part your hair and take a small section. The section should be approximately as wide as the extension attachment and look like a semi-circle, so that it is straight on the upper side and rounded underneath.  
  2. Place a protection pad around the section and fasten the plate in place.  Place a hair extension under the section of your own hair
  3. Melt the hair extension attachment with the connector tool until the entire attachment has melted. Shape the wax by rolling it back and forth with your fingers, so that the wax is thickest in the middle and thinner at the top and bottom. Imagine the shape of a grain of rice. The attachment  has a round and even shape, and is free from air bubbles. 
  4. Repeat the process with the remaining extensions and you’re done!  

How many packs of Nail Hair do I need? 

We recommend using approx. 5–7 packs of Nail Hair for a full extension depending on how thick your hair is. If you have naturally thick hair or want to  achieve very thick or long hair, you may need 8–10 packs. If you want to add volume with Nail Hair, we recommend 1–4 packs depending on the desired result.

  1. If you are attaching a few hair extensions (about 1–4  packs), distribute the extensions in three sections, with the first parting level with the top of the ear. Then work your way up until you achieve the desired result.
  2. If you want to add volume with approx. 5–7  packs of  hair extensions, distribute the extensions in three sections, with the first parting level with the top of the ear. Next, distribute the extensions in two additional sections on either side of the head. Place these at the same height as the top parting, facing diagonally upwards and at an angle in front of the ear.
  3. If you want really thick hair and are using 8  packs of  extensions or more, we recommend distributing the extensions in 5 sections, with the first parting level with the bottom of the ear. Next, distribute the extensions in three additional sections on either side of the head. Start at the same height as the top parting, diagonally upwards and at an angle in front of the ear.

Colour Effects

If you want to wear extensions for colour effects or to mix colours, it may be a good idea to choose the colour that is most similar to your own hair closest to the hairline and the upper row – in this way your attachments will be invisible and blend in well.

Washing Nail Hair extensions 

To keep your hair and hair extensions looking their best for longer, it’s important to provide them with plenty of moisture and nourishment. Apply Rapunzel hair care products to your hair. Use a detangling brush to remove any tangles.  And read our care tips for further recommendations.

  1. Start by separating your hair with your fingers and brushing it while dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and apply shampoo. Massage the shampoo in a downward motion  without rubbing. Rinse  thoroughly, then gently  squeeze out the water.Wash with shampoo a second time.
  2. Use a deep conditioning treatment 1–2 times a week  or as required.   After shampooing, apply a generous amount of  conditioning treatment to the lengths and ends. Avoid using conditioner and deep conditioning treatment close  to the attachments as  these can cause them to loosen. Leave on  for at least  10  minutes, preferably longer. Rinse with lukewarm water, then gently squeeze out the water and apply conditioner to the lengths and ends. Rinse thoroughly, then gently squeeze out the water with a towel.
  3. For best results and less breakage,  dry  the attachments  with a hair dryer at  very low heat and the rest of  the hair at  low heat  and low speed. Don’t forget heat protection!  Brush through the hair  when it’s completely dry. 

Styling Nail  Hair  extensions 

After inserting your Nail  Hair  extensions, you may need to trim them to  create  a nice transition  to your own hair.  Our  Nail  Hair  with straight  hair can be  styled  just like your  own  hair.  When using curling tongs, a straightener, hairdryer or other  styling tools  on your extensions,  always use heat protection  and do not expose the hair to temperatures  higher than 180°C. When styling your hair with heat, you should avoid applying heat close to the attachments. Heat can cause the attachments to melt and loosen. 

Removing Nail Hair extensions 

To remove your Nail Hair extensions, use remover and Nail Hair pliers. Part the hair like when you put the extensions in and remove each extension individually, section by section. Apply remover to the attachment. Use the pliers to gently break loose the attachment. Create cracks in the attachment with the pliers until it becomes porous. If necessary, apply additional remover and carefully pull out the extension. If the attachment is stubborn, apply more  remover, loosen with pliers and gently pull again. Comb out any residue  with  a pin tail comb. 

Nail Hair extensions are not the same as keratin extensions 

Many refer to Nail Hair as keratin extensions or hair extensions with keratin,  however Rapunzel Nail Hair does not contain keratin. Keratin is a sulphur-rich protein naturally found in hair, nails and horns. All hair is mostly made up of keratin and this includes the hair in hair extensions made of real hair. Keratin is also found in wax and thus in some types of hair extensions. In its original wax form, keratin is very hard and often derived from animal organs such as horns. The percentage of keratin in hair extensions is generally very low.  Rapunzel  of Sweden uses synthetic materials – not keratin wax – in its attachments. Instead, the attachment has been developed to be both effective and gentle, and taken out using remover and special Nail  Hair pliers.