The Gorilla Glue is gone! After flying to Beverly Hills to undergo a procedure to remove the adhesive from her hair , Tessica Brown can now run her fingers through her scalp. Thanks to Dr. Michael Obeng, who came up with a concoction to break the bond of the glue, Tessica can now scratch her scalp.
TMZ captured the four hour procedure that costs $12,500, but was done for free, and the moment Tessica was able to touch her hair again.
Dr. Obeng used his background in chemistry to created a mixture of medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and a dash of acetone.
Dr. Ovens recreated Tessica’s Gorilla Glue scenario in his office and once he saw the components could be broken down, he offered to help Tessica, which was successful.
Tessica is off to LA to meet with the plastic surgeon who said he could remove the glue from her hair in a days-long procedure. The Tik Toker took to social media to ask for prayers for a safe flight.
Tessica Brown, a.k.a Gorilla Glue Girl, was able to cut off her ponytail after applying adhesive remover “Goo Off” for hours. TMZ obtained images of Brown that show the rock hard helmet her hair has become. The images also show patches in Brown’s hair around her hairline.
Tessica Brown has reportedly accepted an offer from Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng, who claims he can “fix her problem” for free, according to TMZ.
The Tik Toker, who now has 680K followers on Instagram, will reportedly fly out from Louisiana to meet with the doctor and undergo a glue removal procedure, using medical-grade glue remover, over two to three days that typically costs $12,500.
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Tessica Brown, a.k.a, #gorillagluegirl, entered our lives in a way we will never forget. The 40-year-old Tik Tok user captured our attention when a video clip of her showing off the effects Gorilla Glue Spray had on her hair one-month later went viral. Brown claims she ran out of her usual Got 2B hairspray so she opted for Gorilla Glue Spray to seal her tresses. Well the heavy-duty glue did exactly that and Brown has tried pretty much everything to get the glue out her hair to no avail. She even sought professional medical help, this weekend, but was sent home with her do still in tact.
In an interview with Kiss925, Brown revealed she took her hairtastrophe to social media after two weeks of trying remedies recommended by her family. She also admitted she felt a way about people calling her “stupid,” but the reaction from the public eventually changed to concern.
So what happened when she went to the emergency room? The nurse attempted to remove the glue using nail polish remover and began to apply the remover on the back of her hair where Brown thought the application might be the thinnest.
“When she started, it started to burn,” she revealed. “So she took the saline water and tried to cool it off. But it burned so bad, my heart started beating too fast. She told me, it looked like she can do it but it’s going to take her at least 20 hours.”
Brown decided to try the remedy at home where she would be in the comfort of her own home. “They gave me some saline water, they gave me some nail polish remover and wipes to go home with. The thing is, every time we start, it burns extremely bad.” Brown believes she will have to shave her hair off though she doesn’t want to.
Brown created a GoFundMe account to rain funds under the tag “medical illness and healing.” So far, she’s raised almost $9,000, far above her $1,500 goal.
According to TMZ, she is consulting with a legal team to inquire about a potential lawsuit against Gorilla Glue, who apparently does not have a label warning that specifies not to use on hair.
The social media famous user took to social media to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers shortly after being verified on Instagram.
While Brown has received an outpouring of support, there’s a rising group of people who are convinced this was “clout-chasing” at its finest. Either way, it is a lesson in what not to do.