Who is Gorilla Glue Girl? TikTok goes viral after hair malfunction
Tessica Brown, also known as the “Gorilla Glue Girl” has gone viral on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter after uploading a video of her explaining how she used Gorilla Glue spray instead of normal hairspray, showing off the disastrous results. Now, she’s going to hospital to get it fixed.
Sometimes you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in life. You either grab the next best thing, or you go without, so you have to make a quick decision. Unfortunately, it seems like one TikToker made a grave mistake when using a substitute for her hairspray.
In a now-viral video, TikTok user ‘im_d_ollady’ explained how, when she ran out of Got2B Glued hairspray, she grabbed a can of Gorilla Glue spray and used it on her hair, instead.
The result is as disastrous as you might expect. The glue has locked her hair in place completely, and it’s almost impossible to get out.
While Gorilla Glue is normally sold in a paste form and is known for being incredibly strong, the version she used on her hair was a spray version, which, according to the company, delivers a “clear, permanent bond that’s moisture resistant.” This is going nowhere without serious help.
According to Brown, she’s attempted to wash her hair fifteen times to no avail, and that it’s been stuck this way for around a month now. Currently, it’s unclear what solution, if any, would help her in this situation.
Regardless, the video has garnered massive attention online. In less than 24 hours, the video has managed to get over 5 million views and 1.4 million likes on TikTok.
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That’s not counting the numerous re-uploads on across other social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Gorilla Glue Girl finally gets medical help
People following the saga have managed to get the hashtag ‘#GorillaGlueGirl’ trending on Twitter as they wait for daily updates.
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Thankfully, she’s getting help. She’s checked into a hospital, and doctors are trying to help her figure out how to get the glue out of her hair. Her Instagram post of her getting treatment has reached 150,000 likes in under 12 hours.
Gorilla Glue officially responds
On February 8, the official Gorilla Glue Twitter account released a statement responding to Brown’s “hairy” situation, explaining that their spray-on product is permanent and not for use on hair.
That being said, the brand also wished the poor TikToker the best as she continues to undergo treatment at a medical facility to remove the glue from her hair.
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
Plastic surgeon offers free procedure to remove Gorilla Glue
On February 9, it was reported that Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng has offered to try his hand at removing the product from Brown’s hair.
Dr. Obeng claimed that the procedure might take two to three days, but there’s no need for Tessica to fret about expenses; the doc also stated that he’d completely cover the cost of the treatment, although estimates price the remedy at $12,500.
As for how he’ll do it? Dr. Obeng claimed he’ll use medical-grade glue remover to try his hand at helping Brown’s sticky scenario, which will hopefully be resolved thanks to his forthcoming efforts.
Tessica Brown finally gets Gorilla Glue removed from her hair
On February 11, it was revealed that Tessica was finally able to get the adhesive product removed from her hair via plastic surgery, with a video taken after the procedure showing the TikToker running a hand through her hair for the first time in weeks.
Although she unfortunately lost her hard-won length, with her ponytail having been cut off as a result of the Gorilla Glue mishap, it looks like things turned out well in the end. Let this be a lesson to anyone hoping to replace their favorite hair gel with crafting supplies – don’t do it!