Tessica opened up about her video and the legthy procedure she will require.
Tessica Brown has gone viral after her sticky situation went viral.
Now known to the world as Gorilla Glue Girl, Tessica's hair has been stuck in place for about a month. As she shared in the now-famous TikTok, she subbed in Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive for her normal hair spray and her hair has been stuck in place since.
She tried home remedies galore and washed her on repeat. She even enlisted friends to help.
Gorilla Glue heard about the whole ordeal and reached out to Tessica saying: "We are aware of the situation and we are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent. Our spray adhesive states in the warning label "do not swallow. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing..." They reiterated the glue was: for craft, home, auto or office projects to mount things to surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric. We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best."
We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on her hair. We are glad to see in her recent video that Miss Brown has received medical treatment from her local medical facility and wish her the best. pic.twitter.com/SoCvwxdrGc— Gorilla Glue (@GorillaGlue) February 8, 2021
Next up was a trip to the ER but sadly, no results.
Tessica was unsure what to do next. She never expected this level of notoriety, she only posted the video in hopes of getting advice on what to do - she never expected it would go viral. Speaking with ET, Tessica revealed that "I never was going to take this to social media. The reason I took this to social media was because I didn't know what else to do and I know somebody out there could have told me something. I didn't think for one second when I got up the next morning it was gonna be everywhere." The mother-of-five revealed that she had used the industrial-strength adhesive before (though never on her hair), and believed she could "wash it right out."
Tessica now finds herself the butt of jokes and regrets having posted the video. "I told my son today, 'I wish I could just go back,' because I'm over it. I'm over it," she said. "I'm usually the person that I don't care what people say. I just move at my own pace. I don't care what people say, but it's just getting to the point where people are on TV saying stuff about me."
"If y'all knew me, y'all know I would never, ever do anything for clout. If y'all knew me, y'all would love me. Everything that y'all saying, call me, talk to me. I will talk to you. I really would talk to a lot of people. I'm not that person y'all trying to make me out to be," she expressed, before sharing what she's learned from the experience. "Go to the salon. Or if you don't have what you need, don't just use anything. It's really not that serious."
"I'm not this whole Gorilla Glue girl, my name is Tessica Brown,” Brown expressed. “Call me. I'll talk to you. I'll let you know exactly who I am."
She launched a GoFundMe page which sits at $18,000 at publication.
News broke yesterday that Dr. Michael Obeng, a Ghanaian American plastic surgeon who practices in Beverly Hills, California said that he can fix her problems with a lengthy procedure.
Tessica flew from Louisiana to Los Angeles to have the procedure done, and Dr. Obeng estimates it will take 2 or 3 days to completely rid her hair of Gorilla Glue.