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Rapunzel's magic hair plays an extremely important and crucial part in the plot of Disney's Tangled. Rapunzel's hair is what makes her special, glowing bright gold when she sings a special song known as "Healing Incantation." It is known to have the ability to heal the sick and wounded as well as return those who have died to life.

Rapunzel's golden hair is bright gold, and about seventy feet long. When cut, it turns brown. In the movie, when Rapunzel reaches the kingdom, four girls braid her hair with flowers.

Appearances

Tangled

At the beginning of the film, it is stated that the hair gets its power from a magic golden flower. This magic golden flower is used to heal the sick pregnant queen of Corona, who gives birth to Rapunzel. Cells from the flower are passed into Rapunzel, making her hair glow and heal the sick just like the flower did. Mother Gothel, an evil old woman, who finds the flower before the Queen does, uses it to make herself young and beautiful. According to Flynn Rider, she has been using it for hundreds of years. When the queen uses it, Mother Gothel wants to get it back, so she breaks into the palace and cuts off a lock of Rapunzel's hair to keep for herself. However, the lock turns brown and loses its power. So she kidnaps baby Rapunzel to use the magic hair for herself. She raises Rapunzel as her own, deep with in a forest, in a hidden tower and will not let her leave the tower, for fear they will be seen together.

During Rapunzel's journey with a thief named Flynn Rider, Rapunzel's magical hair is used many times. Rapunzel used her magic hair as lighting to escape from the dark water and sing the "Healing Incantation" to heal Flynn's injury. This surprises Flynn greatly, prompting Rapunzel to explain the functions of her hair to him. At the end of the film, her hair is cut off, leaving it in a dark brown-colored pixie cut and initially unable to heal Flynn in its hair form. However, even in the end, the flower is unwilling to let him die and restores him to life with a tear.

Tangled: The Series

In the upcoming TV series, Rapunzel's magic hair grows back to the length and color it was in the film. How it grew back has yet to be revealed.

In Merchandise

On Rapunzel dolls, her hair is long and blonde again, not short and brown like it is at the end of the movie. Some dolls have her hair braided with flowers, and other just long and blonde. There is only one doll that has been seen with short brown hair. In pictures, Rapunzel's hair is again, long and blond.

Disney Parks

At the Disney Parks, Rapunzel has her hair long and blond, braided with flowers. Many guests that have watched her movie ask Rapunzel during meet and greets why her hair is long and blonde again after she had cut it in the movie. Rapunzel apparently answers with things like "I had enough magic in my tears to grow my hair nice and long again." She says this because at the end of the film, after her hair is cut, Rapunzel finds that she also has magic tears.

Gallery


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Media

Films: Tangled | Tangled Ever After | Tangled: Before Ever After
Television: A Poem Is... | Once Upon a Time | Sofia the First | Tangled: The Series
Video games: Tangled (video game) | Disney INFINITY series | Kingdom Hearts III | Disney Crossy Road | Disney Enchanted Tales
Books: Tangled: The Essential Guide | The Art of Tangled | Little Golden Book | Sticker Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Rapunzel: A Day to Remember | Before Ever After
Music: Soundtrack

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Garden of the Twelve Friends | It's a Small World | Le Pays des Contes de Fées | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever | Fantasy Festival | La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale Disney | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Once Upon a Time | Royal Theatre | Tangled: The Musical | The Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on Parade | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Storybook Express | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Christmas: World of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters

Original: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Mother Gothel | Pascal | Maximus | The Stabbington Brothers | Hook Hand | Big Nose | Vladimir | Shorty | Ulf | Attila | Pub Thugs | Captain of the Guards | Queen Arianna and King Frederic | Four Sisters | Castle Guards
TV series: Cassandra

Locations

Rapunzel's Tower | The Snuggly Duckling | Corona | Corona Castle

Songs

When Will My Life Begin | Mother Knows Best | When Will My Life Begin (Reprise) | I've Got a Dream | Mother Knows Best (Reprise) | I See the Light | Healing Incantation | Something That I Want

Objects

Rapunzel's Frying Pan | Magical Golden Flower | Rapunzel's Magic Hair | Rapunzel's Crown | Lanterns

See Also

Disney Revival | As Told by Emoji

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