On Feb. 4, Tessica Brown went viral after sharing that she used a Gorilla Glue adhesive spray to style her hair once she ran out of her Göt2b Glued spray. In the video, which was shared to TikTok, she explained that she tried to wash it out, but “it didn’t move.” Instead, her ponytail kept getting “tighter and tighter.” The woman then sought medical help. The nurse attempted to treat her hair with nail polish remover and saline water, but the experience was painful. “When she started, it started to burn, so they took the saline water and tried to, you know, cool it off, but it burned so bad to where my heart started beating too fast…,” Brown explained “She told me it looked like she could do it, but it’s gonna take at least 20 hours.” Instead of waiting it out in the hospital, the woman requested to continue the treatment at home.
On Feb. 8, the Gorilla Glue Company released a statement saying that their adhesive spray “is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent. It is used for craft, home auto or office projects to mount things to surfaces such as paper, cardboard, wood, laminate and fabric,” their statement continued. “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.” Brown has threatened to sue claiming their statement doesn’t mention hair on the warning label.
Since the incident has went viral, Brown has received over $15,000 in support of getting her medical treatment and has been verified on Instagram. Critics are saying htey think this was a “clout chasing” attempt but 40 year old Tessica Brown has made it clear it is not.
Today, Brown and her friend used “Goof Off” superglue remover to try and rid her hair of Gorilla Glue and they made some progress. Brown’s friend was able to get her ponytail gooey enough to cut it off in tiny chunks using a pair of household scissors. It was reported that the hair on her scalp kept hardening and she’s still planning to fly to Los Angeles to meet with the Beverly Hills doctor who says he can remove the rest of the adhesive spray product that started this whole saga. Neal Farinah, Beyoncé’s personal hairstylist, has also offered his support to Brown after seeing people ridicule her struggles with trying to get the Gorilla Glue adhesive removed from her hair. It is safe to say that this ordeal was not a great idea for her or her health but we are hoping for the best and will keep you updated.