Woman ends up in hospital after confusing builders' foam with hair mousse

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With so many hair products out there these days, it's easy to confuse one for another. This picture above, however, proves the importance of reading the label on the can before application.

A photo of a mystery Eastern European woman waiting in a hospital ER after confusing her hair mousse with a can of expanding builders' foam has surfaced on the Internet. The image has been widely shared since it first appeared on Tuesday morning.

The woman looks understandably upset as she sports a less-than-trendy 'do in the hospital. While a little stability is always nice, a solid helmet of polyurethane foam on her head certainly isn't the look this woman was going for.

The foam is typically used for preventing leaks, filling gaps during construction and holding items in place. The items are typically stronger than human hair, though.

We're not sure how the woman will get the foam out of her hair, but hopefully she won't have to resort to scissors.

While expanding polyurethane foam may not be specified for hair, it has a number of uses in DIY situations. Watch this video to learn more:

Installing Foam Insulation

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