Tessica Brown is a free woman finally. The Louisiana woman, christened Gorilla Glue Girl by the internet, finally found relief after a weeks long saga that saw her accidentally glue her hair to her scalp, becoming an internet sensation in the process.
“Stiff where!?” she proclaimed in a Tiktok posted on February 3rd. “Ma hair 🤬🤬” she captioned the clip, which garnered over 5 million likes. At the time, Brown had had the hairdo for a few weeks already, and was clearly growing worried as her inability to get the glue out.
Stiff where????? Ma hair 🤬🤬♬ original sound – Tessica Brown
Whats unfolded in the time since has been a saga of stubborn hair spun into social media gold. Gorilla Glue girl has become the meme of the year, promoting comments from celebrities like Chance The Rapper and more.
In the weeks following her initial video, Brown has kept people in the loop of her progress. Posting videos with updates, though few and far between, and keeping everyone glued to their phones to see if she’d ever find relief.
Gorilla Glue was promoted to release a statement last week in light of mounting concerns from the public and people encouraging brown to sue. “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.”
Hi there, we are sorry to learn about your experience! We do not recommend using our products in hair as they are considered permanent. You can try soaking the affected area in warm, soapy water or applying rubbing alcohol to the area.— Gorilla Glue (@GorillaGlue) February 4, 2021
Despite managing to raise over 20k via a Go Fund Me, Brown ended up getting help for free from a Beverly Hills Doctor. Michael Obeng offered to help remove the glue from her hair, a $12000 procedure he decided to do free of charge.
The 4 hour procedure took place on Wednesday February 10th. She allowed TMZ along for the ride as they documented the process and caught up with her at the airport Friday before she headed back home. The now glue free woman said she’s ready to go home, enjoy a nice sip and paint and steak dinner with her sister, whose been along for the ride with her through this journey.
While Brown’s ordeal should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone else looking to mess around with Gorilla Glue, another Louisiana native decided he needed to see for himself just how strong the adhesive is. Len Martin decided to test it out by gluing a cup to his lip. He may now have to remove part of his lip to remove the cup.