@callow@mbersiam she might have just cause out of a lack of any better idea but you can’t trust TMZ. Supposedly it’d been like a month before she posted it on the net. People get desperate. Supposedly it got her a plastic surgeon to fix it and she donated the crowd fund money I think? I still don’t think I needed to have dozens of stories about it but whatever
I was a product of the 80’s and I am guilty of shellacing my hair with some serious Aqua Net (purple can for those that remember) to get just the right height on my bangs. That said, I never thought. “Hhuummm I bet GLUE would be way better to hold my hair in place?!?!?!” WTAF.
@blaineg@RiotDemon@tinamarie1974 The stuff she ran out of had a picture of a gorilla on it. I bet she didn’t think about suing until a bunch of lawyers contacted her. She did set up a GoFundMe but says she’s donating the proceeds since a doctor fixed it for free.
I get that people do stupid stuff, we all do stupid stuff. I just don’t get why they post it on social media. GET OFF MY LAWN.
Umm, yes it is washable, but soap & water won’t likely wash out the rubber adhesive (at least in the US; I think there is a latex-based rubber cement in the UK). Probably need a stronger solvent like acetone, mineral spirits, or heptane (Bestine, Powerfuel).
@blaineg@Limewater@RiotDemon@sammydog01@tinamarie1974 I thought I read that the UK rubber cement will ‘dissolve’ in a dilute ammonia/water mix.
Anyway, cured rubber cement is meh adhesive, so it’s physically possible to pull bits off without much trouble, but if you’ve covered your hair it’s going to take a LONG time.
@blaineg@RiotDemon@sammydog01@tinamarie1974 If her normal product was Got2bGlued with a picture of a gorilla on it, maybe it’s that company that should be sued, since they are the ones imitating Gorilla Glue’s established trademark.
But when I try to find that product, there are no photos of it with a gorilla that I find. There is another product moco de gorila with a gorilla on it though.
So probably nothing close enough to trademark infringement. There are 2 competing hair products, one with a gorilla, one named glue. So “maybe” there is room for confusion, but gorilla glue predates both I believe.
@blaineg@Kyeh@RiotDemon@sammydog01@tinamarie1974 yeah, and it’s also not the “glue” brand she supposedly usually uses. I can see someone putting together a logic line that the 2 brands together could mean someone sees “gorilla glue” and thinks it’s also a hair product. Not that it’s reasonable logic, but that’s what they would try to build a lawsuit on.
If it was just on the hair yea cut it off. I think the issues was she glued her hair to her head. Which complicates growing it out. If it is glued to your skin and you glued your skin in place. Stupid? Probably. Why it happened might be more nuanced.
@blaineg@kevinrs@Kyeh@RiotDemon@sammydog01@tinamarie1974@unksol So there’s another warning that they have to put on the label now. They might as well add do not use for eye drops, nasal decongestant, mouthwash or antacid to try and head off any relatives of the next darwin award candidate looking to profit from their stupidity.
@blaineg@kuoh@Kyeh@RiotDemon@sammydog01@tinamarie1974@unksol I’m going to guess that the immediate problems are things like lack of sleep. It’s probably hard to sleep with a helmet of hardened hair bonded to your scalp. Apparently acetone only softened it a little, but it was still gummed up and hard to do anything with, then it hardened back up. Eventually it would loosen from the scalp, taking a layer of dead skin cells with it, unless it’s bound so tightly that the hair can’t grow, causing ingrown hair across the whole scalp, and possible infection. I would think an ER would generally not see it as an emergency unless you get to that infection situation. Treatment preinfection is probably soften it up as much as possible and shave the hair and glue off a little at a time.
@RiotDemon Yep! He said the epoxy resin worked wonderfully, all the hold they’d ever wished for. And then the dawning realization that was completely impervious. Nothing would touch it, so they had to wait until their hair grew out, and then cut up under the “hair-glass” shell to get free.