A woman who set her hair with Gorilla Glue after running out of hair spray has reportedly hired a lawyer to sue the company after a lengthy trip to the emergency room to remove the product proved to be unsuccessful.
Tessica Brown, 40, from Violet, Louisiana, spent 22 hours in the ER, where baffled healthcare workers put acetone on her head according to TMZ, but nothing seems to work.
Sources told the publication that the acetone burned her scalp and only made the glue sticky before it dried up again, leaving her with the same immovable hair she started with.
Struggle: Tessica Brown, 40, from Violet, Louisiana, reportedly spent 22 hours in the ER as healthcare workers tried to remove the Gorilla Glue spray she set her hair with a month ago
Ouch! Tessica shared a video of a friend trying at-home remedies to remove the glue from her head to no avail
Tessica, who has been stuck with the same hairdo for a month, was reportedly advised to keep trying the acetone at home. On Sunday, she shared a photo of her sterile water and nail polish remover wipes.
‘This is really about to be a long process,’ she wrote.
Gorilla Glue suggested she try using rubbing alcohol to remove the glue, and Tessica previously posted footage of her friend attempting the at-home solution to no avail.
TMZ reported that Tessica has hired an attorney and looking into her legal options against Gorilla Glue because she thinks the spray adhesive’s label is misleading.
The front of the Gorilla Glue adhesive spray bottle says it bonds fabric, paper, wood, metal, and more. While the label states it’s an eye and skin irritant, it doesn’t specifically mention hair.
Hard to handle: Tessica was reportedly advised to keep trying the acetone at home. On Sunday, she shared a photo of her sterile water and nail polish remover wipes
Response: Gorilla Glue released a statement about the situation on social media Monday after it was reported that Tessica is considering suing the company
The publication explained that even though Gorilla Glue states on the packaging that it is permanent, Tessica thought it was okay to use because the bottle said ‘multi-use.’
Gorilla Glue released a statement about the situation on social media Monday.
‘We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair,’ the brand wrote.
‘This is a unique situation because this product s not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent. Our spray adhesive states in the warning label “do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing.”‘
The company added: ‘We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best.’
Say what? Tessica, who is known as @im_d_ollady on TikTok, stunned social media users when she revealed she set her hair with Gorilla Glue spray — and now it won’t move
Yikes: She explained in her viral TikTok video that she ran out of her Göt2b Glued Spray and used Gorilla Glue instead
Throwback: Tessica used to wear her hair in braids before switching up her look
Tessica, who is known as @im_d_ollady on TikTok, went viral last week when she opened up about her beauty conundrum on the platform.
‘Hey, y’all. For those of you that know me know that my hair has been like this for about a month now. It’s not by choice. No, it’s not by choice,’ she said at the start of the clip.
Tessica’s long locks are parted to the side and slicked back into a long braid. Not one hair is out of place, but she explained there is an unfortunate reason for that.
‘When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with a little Göt2b Glued Spray, you know, just to keep it in place. Well, I didn’t have any more Göt2b Glued Spray, so I used this: Gorilla Glue spray. Bad, bad, bad idea.’
She then patted her head to show how the glue spray has turned her hair into a stiff, immovable helmet.
‘Y’all look, it don’t move. You hear what I’m telling you? It. Don’t. Move. I’ve washed my hair 15 times and it don’t move,’ she insisted. ‘Stiff where? My hair.’
Stuck this way: Tessica said she had washed her hair 15 times to no avail and hasn’t been able to move it in a month
‘Nothing happens’: In a follow-up video, Tessica lathered her hair with shampoo to show how it doesn’t do anything to remove the glue spray
Try it: Gorilla Glue actually commented on Tessica’s video, advising she spray a mix of alcohol and water on her hair to try to remove it, but it didn’t work
Tessica ended her video with some words of advice: ‘If you ever, ever run out of Göt2b Glued Spray, don’t ever use this. Unless you want your hair to be like that forever.’
In a follow-up video, Tessica lathered her hair with shampoo to show how it doesn’t do anything to remove the glue spray.
‘Look, you wipe it off and nothing happens. Like this is the life that I’m living at this point,’ she said, starting to get emotional.
Gorilla Glue actually commented on Tessica’s video, advising she spray a mix of alcohol and water on her hair to try to remove it.
The brand noted that her hair ‘could be damaged,’ explaining: ‘It’s going to take some time to come off since it’s been there for a month.’
Tessica has started a Go Fund Me campaign to cover her medical bills and has already raised nearly $11,000.