It’s hard not to sympathize with a woman’s dilemma of having used Gorilla Glue adhesive to hold her hair in place, but somehow you get the feeling she may have greater challenges in life.
A Louisiana woman, identified online and in media reports as Tessica Brown, has been all the rage since she turned to social media for help after using Gorilla Glue on her hair in place of actual hairspray.
Brown was reportedly out of her go-to hair product, Got2b Glued Freeze Spray — the name alone potentially playing a role here — and opted to replace it with Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive to achieve “her signature smooth look,” the New York Daily News reported.
“My hair has been like this for about a month now,” Brown said in an Instagram video. “It’s not by choice. No, it’s not by choice.”
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“Bad, bad, bad idea,” she added. “Look. My hair, it don’t move. You hear what I’m telling you? It don’t move. I’ve washed my hair 15 times and it don’t move.”
Her appeal for help resulted in an avalanche of tips from everywhere — most of them not the medically recommended solution.
Brown has chronicled the adventure in a series of videos on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, drawing well over a million views, but if there was ever any fun and games involved here for Brown, that has long since ceased to be the case.
On Saturday, she shared a photo of herself getting treatment at the St. Bernard Parish Hospital to help remove the hardened adhesive.
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According to Beauty IRL, Brown is 40-years-old. The newsletter received a statement from Gorilla Glue after reaching out to the company.
“We do not recommend using our products in or on hair as they are considered permanent. If someone does use this on their hair, they can try soaking the affected area in warm, soapy water or apply rubbing alcohol to the affected area,” the company said the statement.
They also had some bad news about Brown’s hair.
“If her hair has truly been glued down to her scalp and immobile for a month with that many aggressive attempts to wash it out, it is possible her hair is fractured at the root but we certainly hope for the best,” the release added. “Her marketing team reached out to us, and we have offered to speak with her to share these suggestions as well as checked in on her well-being. Safety is our top priority.”
Brown has had plenty of well-wishers, to include Chance The Rapper.
I’m glad mfs actually supporting her thru this. When I watched the video the second time it was hard to laugh cause I could tell shorty genuinely didn’t know she had put one of the worlds most powerful adhesives in her shit. I hope she recovers well 🙏🏾 #gorillagluegirl
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 6, 2021
Brown links to a GoFundMe account in her Instagram profile, which has raised just over $6,800 as of this writing
Her latest video was shared Sunday on YouTube, and featured her sister applying what is believed to be sterile saline and nail polish remover, according to an earlier photo on Instagram. Acetone is the main ingredient in nail polish remover.
As seen by the look on Brown’s face, the poor woman is in a lot of agony.
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