Don’t try this at home!
A Louisiana woman who went viral earlier this week for using Gorilla Glue in place of hairspray is seeking medical help.
Tessica Brown officially became known as the “Gorilla Glue girl” after she shared her predicament on TikTok and Instagram.
In the original video, which has garnered 19 million views and counting, Brown explained she opted to use the polyurethane adhesive after running out of hair spray.
She told followers that because of the extra-strong glue, her hair has been unable to move for “a month.”
In the video she said she can’t wash the glue out, shave her head, and as it’s getting tighter, it’s causing headaches.
“Look: My hair, it don’t move. You hear what I’m telling you? It don’t move,” she said in the clip.
“I’ve washed my hair 15 times and it don’t move,” she added.
She said that immediately after using the glue, she realized it was a “bad, bad, bad idea.”
The maker of Gorilla Glue even weighed in on the situation, explaining to TMZ that Brown could attempt to use rubbing alcohol on her head, but since a month has passed, the glue “likely fractured at the root.”
However, when none of the at-home solutions seemed to work, she sought out medical treatment.
On Friday, February 6, Brown shared photos of herself headed to the emergency room. She also added one of herself lying face down on a hospital bed with a healthcare applying some kind of white cream to her scalp.
Brown shared on Instagram that doctor’s sent her home with sterile water and MediChoice Nail Polish Remover Pads to use on herself.
“This is really about to be a long process 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” she added.
She also posted an update on YouTube of a friend applying the products to her hair.
“I’m trying to wipe it a little bit and put this on her so it don’t burn her,” the friend noted.
The acetone-soaked pads seem to have hurt Brown, who was seen crying and covering her face with a bath towel when applied.
Brown has gotten a lot of support from followers and celebrities alike including Chance the Rapper.
The rapper said he was glad people are supporting her.
“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,” he wrote on Twitter.
Gorilla Glue is a heavy-duty substance typically used on wood, metal, fabric, plastic, and more.
The company warned TMZ that the adhesive should never be used or sprayed on hair.
On Sunday, Brown created a GoFundMe page to raise money to help pay for medical treatments.
The goal was set to $1,500 but has already exceeded $10,000.