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Why you should never use gorilla glue or gel to do your edges! Gorilla glue-gate!

Why you should never use gorilla glue or gel to do your edges!  Gorilla glue-gate!

Why you should never use gorilla glue or gel to do your edges!

When we first heard of the Gorilla glue lady who was trending on social media, for using Gorilla glue to slick back her hair and edges as she had run out of the GOT2B glue spray she normally used, (I presume to stick down her wigs,) we  like the rest of the world looked on in sheer disbelief!!   I mean the fact that she actually took the time to spray that glue on her wholle head to smoothe down her hair was a little unsettling, especially since the brand in question does not manufacture hair care products!!

Will sane women literally use anything to get 'the look!  In short- NO! 

The lady in question had kept her hair in that state for 4 weeks before she got medical attention, I mean for any woman, not being able to itch or wash the scalp for 28 days sounds like torture, however, Tiffany is not alone in her quest for doing anything to achieve her look.


A ‘slick pony-tail and laid edges’ is almost a rite of passage for most black and mixed race girls!  However the sad truth is thiat very style and the products used to obtain it, often leads to long-term health risks and short-term hair loss and hair thinning.

Gels like Eco-styler have come under fire in the past few years as women have claimed that the ingredients like 

TRIETHANOLAMINE, (a possible carcinogen) a synthetic ph adjustor often combined with siloxhanes, dimethicnes and silicones, and carbomers, (plastic resins) that create a fixative hold on the hair that hardens and flakes, are linked to thinning edges, bald-spots and excessive dry hair!

What the experts say:   Our Founder and Afro hair expert Salem gives us her view:

In my professional opinion, any style that requires you to smother your follicles in a an often chemicalised synthetic styling gel or or spray, in an effort to get a particular look, is just not worth it! 

The chemicals in your hair gel: 

The truth is 9 times out of 10, chemicals found in hair gels, sprays and mousse are often linked to endocrine disruption. or EDC chemicals.  Such chemicals although rarely spoken about work to accumulate over time in the body, leading to the eventually mimicking of hormones and other long term health conditions, including obesity, breast cancers, infertitlity and much more. 

Chemical agents like gorilla glue should never be used on your edges!  The over-use of gels like eco-styler should not be used on your edges, the repetitive action of brushing edgs to lay flat actually pushes these chemicals beneath the scalp surface where by they can be absorbed into the blood stream!


gorilla glue woman

Teska Brown

The reason she went viral was simply down to the fact that no matter what she did she could not free her strands from the glue helmet that had formed across her skull!  She said that she normally uses GOT2B glue, but had ran out and for some reason thought gorilla glue would work instead!!

The sad truth:  Using hair gels like eco-styler and GOT2B leads to hair loss.

Using hair gels let alone gorilla glue leads to hair thinning and can attribute to hairloss. 

Gel products dry out the hair which makes the hair more liable to breakage!  Women like Teska Brown may very well be harbouring hidden EDC linked diseases, all because they have to have a particulr look and will use literally anything to achieve it!  Gel used to smooth and lay edges, the perimieter of the hair, often the most fragile, is something not to be taken lightly. 

Slow poisoning:

The cocktail and cumulative effects of EDC chemicals are  proven to be very harmful disproportionately to black and mixed race women and girls.

That is why you should never use gorilla glue or gel to do your edges!  Gorilla glue-gate!

 If you have been affected by thinning edges or feel you may be suffering from alopecia, our Harvest hairgrowth oils will  really help!  

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