Whatever you do, do not try this at home.
Tessica Brown of Louisiana ran out of hair spray.
As a substitute, she reached for Gorilla Glue spray adhesive, and her hair has not been the same since.
For better or worse, Tessica Brown’s new nickname is Gorilla Glue Girl.
Here are three cold hard facts you need to know.
1. The Story Has Gone Viral
In this case, the story went viral for the right reasons.
Brown made an Instagram video to warn people not to do what she did.
She has 694,000 Instagram followers so the story circulated quickly.
Brown says that she washed her hair 15 times in the past month since she used the Gorilla Glue.
The shampoo could not even penetrate the hair follicles because her hair appears to be the consistency of a rock.
As it appears on the video, her hair is immovable.
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It appears that she knowingly made the substitution to Gorilla Glue spray when she ran out of her favorite hair spray.
She apparently did not realize what it would do to her hair.
2. Gorilla Glue’s Response
The company found out about Brown’s problem and reached out to her on social media.
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
The company’s empathetic disclaimer may not be adequate from Brown’s standpoint.
She has reportedly retained an attorney.
Gorilla Glue girl has retained a lawyer. Im praying for her scalp but sis smh, you don’t have a case.
— roxane gay (@rgay) February 8, 2021
The only similarity between her favorite product and the Gorilla Glue is the type of spray can both are packaged in.
Gorilla Glue is sold in hardware stores; it has a well-known logo.
It doesn’t appear that anyone should confuse it for a hair care product.
3. Brown Is Trying Everything
A few days ago, Brown went to the emergency room for treatment.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to assist her to pay for the treatment.
To date over $15,000 has been donated.
She enlisted a friend’s help also.
Her friend used a product called “Goof Off”.
It is a superglue remover.
For four hours she worked the product through her hair.
The texture of her hair improved enough to cut her ponytail off chunk by chunk, but everything she has tried makes her scalp burn.
Woman Who Put Gorilla Glue in Hair Finally Able to Cut Off Ponytail https://t.co/LUoI05w8As
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 9, 2021
Brown’s duress may finally be over thanks to a Good Samaritan.
Dr. Michael Obeng, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, has offered to remove the Gorilla Glue from Brown’s hair at no charge.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 9, 2021
It is an extensive procedure requiring between two and three days to complete.
The price tag for this type of procedure is $12,000.
Brown is scheduled to fly to California on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 to meet with Dr. Obeng.