If you’ve ever accidentally gotten super glue on your skin, or even worse, your hair, you know just how hard it is to get off. Now imagine you sprayed your entire head with super glue because you ran out of hairspray?
Sadly, this is what happened to Tessica Brown, who has since been dubbed ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ after she made the fateful mistake — and now the world is very invested in her journey.
Gorilla Glue is the Tiger King of 2021
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 9, 2021
After running out of Got2B Glued hairspray, a popular freeze blast spray, Tessica Brown, a 40-year-old Louisiana woman, shared that she grabbed Gorilla Glue spray, a moisture-resistant clear, permanent-bond adhesive, in its place thinking they would have the same effects.
However, once she realised her mistake, Brown decided to share her problem with TikTok on Thursday, which horrified the 18 million people who have since watched her video on the platform.
“For those who know me, my hair has been like this for a month now. It’s not by choice, no. It’s not by choice,” she said in her original TikTok. “When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with some Got2B glue spray, you know, to keep it in place. Well I didn’t have anymore Got2B glue spray, so I used this… Gorilla Glue spray. Bad, bad, BAD idea.”
To make things worse, Brown then shared that she had washed her hair “15 times and it don’t move”, before urging her followers to “don’t ever, ever use [Gorilla Glue spray] unless you want your hair to be like this forever.”
Instantly, Gorilla Glue Girl’s comments were flooded with concerned people confused over how Brown could ever think the swap would be a good thing to do.
“You got 2B kidding me,” wrote one person. “You got 2B smarter than that sis,” said another. “Girl you done created a helmet,” quipped others. Meanwhile those who tried to look on the bright side for Brown, commented that “at least you on fleek 24/7” and noted that “at least its cute”.
Sharing a follow-up video the next day after all the interest in her journey, Tessica Brown then proved that she wasn’t lying about her hair not budging. Rubbing shampoo all over her scalp, Gorilla Glue Girl scrubbed and scratched her hair, before wiping the shampoo off with absolute zero movement.
“Watch, look y’all. You wipe it off and nothing happens. Like, this is the life I’m living at this point. Look. Look. Look. Look,” she worriedly said.