For the last week or so, everyone’s had an opinion on Tessica Brown, or TikTok’s Gorilla Glue Girl.
In a post that will live in infamy, Brown shared that she ran out of Göt2b Glued Spray and decided to use Gorilla Glue spray instead to keep her edges down.
There has been a lot of debate about how someone could make this mistake, but there is a product similar to Göt2b Glued called Gorilla Snot, and the word GLUE is in the original product she regularly used. Things got confused.
Whatever happened, the Gorilla Glue would absolutely not dissolve, no matter how many times Tessica washed it. Her hair had become a helmet.
Her story went viral, and no one was sure what could be done for Brown. The company even commented on some of her posts, suggesting she try using acetone. It had been a month since she'd applied the product and it hadn't budged.
People were wondering if Brown's hair had fused to her scalp and she might need surgery—and then to wear wigs forever after.
Well, there's some amazing news. A doctor named Michael Obeng had a solution, literally. He mixed together medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil, and "a dash of acetone," according to TMZ.
The process took four hours and Brown had to be lightly sedated to get through it. Dr. Obeng had Brown fly to his Beverly Hills office, where he works as a plastic surgeon.
He did the procedure for free, though its listed price was $12,500. Being able to feel her own scalp, however, is priceless based on the way Brown teared up when she could touch her hair again:
Brown and her sister had cut off her ponytail the weekend before using super glue remover. At least now there's a chance she'll be able to grow back her own hair in time, once her scalp heals.
The relief she must feel is almost worth everyone on the internet knowing her business.