On February 4, TikTok user Tessica Brown’s video detailing how she mistakenly used Gorilla Glue to style her hair went viral.
On February 3, Brown originally posted the TikTok video under the handle im d ollady as a tip to others not to attempt to use the intense adhesive spray of Gorilla Glue instead of regular hair spray. “Bad, bad, bad idea,” says Brown.
In a viral video that has been viewed more than 11.5 million times, Tessica Brown, who is known as @im d ollady on TikTok and is thought to be from the US, shocked social media users when she opened up about her beauty conundrum.
In the video, during which her hair appears to be in a very tight side part with a long braid on her left side, Brown tells her followers, “My hair don’t move. It don’t move. I’ve washed my hair 15 times and it doesn’t move! My hair has been like this for about a month now.”
Brown states that she usually uses a glue spray product called göt2bb as to why she grabbed Gorilla Glue. She says, showing to the viewers a can of Gorilla Glue spray, “just to keep it in place… Well, I didn’t have any göt2b glue spray, so I used this, “So if you ever run out of göt2b glue spray, don’t ever, ever use this, unless you want your hair to be like that.”
Fortunately, on Thursday, the official Gorilla Glue company commented on Brown’s initial viral video. The TikTok of Gorilla Glue wrote, “Use some rubbing alcohol, water in a spray bottle, a hair dryer and a comb. But since you’ve had it like that for a month, your hair could be damaged.”
No update on gorilla glue girl but I wonder if one of these companies is about to revamp packaging behind this mess? She knew but still… pic.twitter.com/hWOvNXzBF0
Gorilla Glue suggests those who unintentionally spray the adhesive spray on their skin under the FAQ segment for the item to “wipe off as much adhesive as possible with a dry cloth. When the majority of the adhesive has been removed, wash skin with soap and warm water.”
I have been laughing for at least 20 minutes because of this gorilla glue girl. I’ve done some dumb shit with my hair and honestly her hair looks so good I understand why she waited a whole month 😭😭😭