Social media users have been captivated by the plight of a woman named Tesica Brown, her decision to use Gorilla Glue instead of hair spray and a rigorous, month-long search to replace a seemingly permanent hairstyle.
It all started when Ms. Brown ran away with her usual hair spray, Got2B Glide. In a pinch, she opted to use a different product on hand to finish her hair: a gorilla spray adhesive made by Gorilla Glu.
“Bad, bad, bad idea” she said A tick Posted last week Warned others against making the same mistake.
After more than 15 washes, various treatments and a visit to the emergency room, her hair still hadn’t gone away.
“My hair has been like this for about a month – it’s not by choice,” she said in the video.
Ms. Brown’s hair crash has baffled internet users, who have become invested in her prediction and really rooted it, leaving messages of encouragement and ideas in the comment sections of her posts.
His original video has been viewed approximately 16 million times on TickTalk and nearly two million times on Instagram, and has been widely shared on other social platforms.
The situation has drawn sympathy for the communal crisis and Ms. Brown, better known as Gorilla Glue Girl, as the days have passed and various measures have failed to help.
“You have to keep us invested. I have just updated. I am going on a journey with you, ”a user commented under that Instagram posts.
Ms. Brown has brought her followers with her through several efforts “to get rid of it forever”, describing it on Instagram.
In another video, Ms. Brown demonstrated trying to wash it out: she filled her palm with a large amount of shampoo, pressed it on top of her head and rubbed it vigorously. He wiped out the pigs, which did not appear to penetrate the layer of glue, and seemed close to tears.
She later posted on Instagram that a combination of tea tree oil and coconut oil that she left on her head overnight was an “epic fail”.
“This life I am living in this moment,” He said in the video. “This is the life I think I have to live.”
Ms. Brown did not respond to interview requests on Sunday.
Some users suggested natural remedies, many of which include Apple Cider Vinegar or various rubbing alcohols or acetone concoctions. A woman who identified herself as a licensed stylist suggested applying glycerin to her hair, letting it sit for about 30 minutes and then massaging it to loosen gum.
“We are very sad to hear of the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown used our spray adhesive on her hair,” Gorilla Glue said in a statement on Sunday. It is said that what happened is a “unique condition” because the product was not intended to be used “in or on the hair” because it is considered permanent.
“We are happy to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wishes her the best,” it said.
On Saturday, Ms. Brown posted a video of St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chamet, La., Shared a photo of myself On the hospital bed.
A video later showed another woman, TIC Toc The user, whose name is Junita Brown, applies acetone and sterile water to Ms. Brown’s head. It was not clear whether the treatment works.
Skin and hair experts have weighed in on TicTalk and other social media platforms with suggestions.
Tira Milton, owner of He and his hair studio On Staten Island, said that if someone in Ms. Brown’s predicate went to her salon, she would recommend that she get her head shaved.
“I also won’t try to salvage it because we’re talking about an industrial product that is used for purposes other than hair,” Ms. Milton said. “Women, throughout their lives, should seek professional help to care for people with hair care.”
He said that gorilla glue is not sold in beauty supply stores.
Dr. Dustin Portela, A dermatologist, suggested that begin with acetone to break down the glue, or use goo gon, a product that helps remove bandages and adhesives. Vaseline in coconut oil, sunflower oil or hot water may also work, he said, but he said the solution should be tested on a small area first.
“Apparently Gorilla Glue is designed – and not any super glue – to be easily washed with soap and water,” he said. “They produce products with bonds to withstand the most common types of things, so I knew that was going to be an incredibly difficult time.”
Dr. Portella stated that adhesives such as Gorilla Glue are not used on the skin.
They can be irritating and cause rashes such as contact dermatitis. If all else fails, he said, shaving his head to go to a salon might be the best solution.
“I think there would have been a lot of worry if someone was in that situation,” he said. “Now more than ever we just need to have compassion for people and try to help them. And she deserves all the help she can get right now because it’s a really unfortunate situation. “