Woman uses Gorilla Glue in her hair leaving it permanently stuck in viral TikTok

5 February 2021, 15:05 | Updated: 9 February 2021, 16:01

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Note to self: Gorilla Glue is not a substitute for hairspray.

A woman has gone viral on TikTok after she mistakenly used Gorilla Glue spray adhesive on her hair instead of hairspray.

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Basically, on Wednesday (Feb 3), a woman named Tessica Brown decided to use Gorilla Glue spray adhesive on her hair to give herself a sleek ponytail. Gorilla Glue is an all-purpose adhesive which is usually used for fixing bathroom tiles, wood flooring and decking. It's moisture resistant and permanent...

Poor Tessica obviously didn't know this (there's actually a brand of hair gel called "Gorilla Snot" so it's possible she mistakenly thought that's what it was...) So when she applied it to her hair it gave her a permanently sleek ponytail. Yep, her hair is now rock hard and practically soldered to her head.

Tessica tried to remove the glue but after washing it "15 times" it won't budge. She even illustrated this in another TikTok video, slathering on shampoo, which literally doesn't penetrate her hair. It's now been a month since she applied the Gorilla Glue and her hair still hasn't moved.

Gorilla Glue soon started trending, with people finding her mishap both hilarious and horrifying.

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Gorilla Glue is permanent, which means getting it out of hair is near impossible. However, the brand responded to Tessica providing a little hope for her situation. They commented: "Hi there, we are sorry to learn about your experience! We do not recommend using our products in hair as they are considered permanent. You can try soaking the affected area in warm, soapy water or applying rubbing alcohol to the area." Yikes.

Woman uses Gorilla Glue in her hair leaving it permanently stuck in viral TikTok
Woman uses Gorilla Glue in her hair leaving it permanently stuck in viral TikTok. Picture: @im_d_ollady via TikTok

Is there an update on Gorilla Glue girl?

We're all waiting on the edge our seats to see if Tessica Brown's hair has survived and now there's more to the story. On Saturday (Feb 6), Tessica shared two photos from hospital, revealing she had finally sought professional medical advice. It seems she was prescribed acetone to help dissolve the glue, which her sister applied to her hair. She was also given sterile water to clean her hair with. In a video, Tessica can be seen in pain as the acetone is applied to her hair. There's no word yet if that has actually worked but we'll keep you updated.

Let us all collectively pray for her hair follicles.