She ran out of hairspray so she used Gorilla Glue. “Bad, bad idea,” she said. – The Burlington Disc
(CNN) – A Louisiana woman has sought medical treatment after using Gorilla Glue spray adhesive instead of real hairspray.
Tessica Brown’s spell has gone viral after she revealed her hair had been stuck in the same style for a month. She had run out of her usual hair product — Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray — so she substituted the industrial-strength glue.
“My hair doesn’t move. Do you hear what I’m telling you? It’s not moving,” she said in the original video posted to TikTok last week. “I washed my hair 15 times.”
In another video, she was seen slathering shampoo on herself, which failed to penetrate what she called her “forever ponytail.”
According to the Gorilla Glue website, waterproof glue — typically used for heavy-duty repairs like cracked bathroom tiles — can be removed with acetone or isopropyl alcohol.
When the company caught wind of Brown’s dilemma, they reached out to her via Twitter.
“Hello, we are sorry to hear about your experience! We do not recommend using our products in the hair as they are considered permanent,” the post read. “You can try soaking the affected area in warm soapy water or rubbing alcohol on the area.”
On Saturday, Brown, known on Instagram as @im_d_ollady, took to the photo-sharing app to update her followers. She posted a series of images of herself seeking help at St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, Louisiana, in an effort to remove the product.
“It’s really about to be a long process,” she captioned a photo of acetone and sterile water.
Celebrities, including Chance The Rapper, have since posted on social media to offer support for Brown.
“I’m glad mfs is really supporting her through this,” the Chicago native told his 8.2 million Twitter followers. “When I watched the video for the second time, I had a hard time laughing because I could tell Shorty really had no idea she put one of the strongest adhesives in the world in her shit. I hope she recovers well.”
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