As TikTok beauty swaps go, a woman using Gorilla Glue spray as hairspray is always going to be a bad idea. Tessica Brown's story is a cautionary tale and one that today saw her undergo medical treatment with a plastic surgeon for her still-hardened hair and scalp.
When TikTok user Tessica ran out of her go-to hairspray she traded her regular Got 2b Glued Blasting Freezing Spray for Gorilla Spray Adhesive - yes the same brand of glue formulated to hold pieces of wood together.
As she demonstrated in a video, the industrial-strength ingredients left her slicked-back ponytail a seemingly permanent fixture on her head. Unsurprisingly, the original post and its updates are trending as TikTok and Twitter users can't believe their eyes.
Stiff where????? Ma hair 🤬🤬♬ original sound - Tessica Brown
"When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with the Got 2b Glued spray just to keep it in place — well, I didn't have any more Glued spray so I used this, Gorilla Glue spray," Tessica says in the original video. She pats and rubs the hair on the top of her head, but it shows no signs of moving. "Bad, bad, bad idea. Y'all, look, my hair, it don't move. You hear what I'm telling you? It don't move."
One month and 15 washes later there was still no change. Her sister Juanita can even be seen trying to soak off the glue with acetone wipes and water in a YouTube video.
In an even more bizarre twist to the tale of Tessica Brown and the Gorilla Glue, Chance the Rapper has taken to Twitter to wish her a speedy recovery:
"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 s---. I hope she recovers well 🙏🏾 #gorillagluegirl," Chance the Rapper tweeted.
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 🙏🏾 #gorillagluegirlFebruary 6, 2021
And now, according to several reports, Tessica is recovering from surgery to have the adhesive removed from her scalp.
Rodriguez said: "She is currently resting and healing from the ordeal. As you can imagine, Tessica's scalp is extremely sensitive right now and will need some time to recover."
And while the removal is estimated to cost around $12,500, Dr. Obeng is reportedly providing the service pro bono.
Lesson learnt: if it's not meant to be put in your hair don't try to create a new beauty hack by sticking it in your hair.
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