‘Gorilla Glue girl’ is suffering from yet another hair catastrophe after trying to dye her grays — and is now watching her hair fall out in clumps.
Earlier this year, Louisiana’s Tessica Brown, 40, went viral for setting her hair with Gorilla Glue, a permanent adhesive that turned her hair into a hardened helmet that wouldn’t budge for over a month — until a plastic surgeon finally removed it.
Tessica is still suffering from hair loss. She revealed on Thursday that she tried Revlon dye to hide gray hair, but it was not working. Soon, her hair began to fall out.
After trying to color her grey hair, Gorilla Glue Girl has yet another hair disaster. Now her hair is falling out in clumps.
Tessica, 40 from Louisiana, shared that she attempted to dye her hair with Revlon to disguise some gray hairs, but got burned.
Her head was soon covered in huge hair clumps, which she removed with her fingers and a brush.
This week she opened up about her struggles in TikTok’s viral TikTok video. She said: ‘I was going to start wearing real hair. However, when I looked at my hair I realized that it had gray hair here and there.
After she claimed that her hair was strong enough for chemicals, she realized it was not.
Gina Rodriguez her manager said that Tessica used the dye to quickly feel burning sensations on her head.
It was washed immediately. However, she said it was then that the hair began to fall out.
As she runs her fingers though her hair she shows large clumps. She also holds up large amounts of hair she has already pulled out.
According to her manager Gina Rodriguez, the hair dye interacted poorly with the chemicals that were used to remove the glue from her hair earlier this year, which caused the hair to melt
Then she will receive stem cell therapy at LA FUE in Pasadena and PRP shots, which should stop her hair loss and encourage growth.
The manager stated that her hair dye had melted because it was incompatible with some of the chemical chemicals she used to remove glue earlier in the year.
She will then get stem cell therapy and PRP shots at LA FUE Hair Clinic in Pasadena, which will hopefully stop the shedding and promote hair growth.
“She hopes it works otherwise, her next step is to shave off her hair and start again,” she said.
Tessica was viral for sharing her TikTok video, in which she told the story of her terrible hair.
‘Hey, y’all. My hair is like this since about a month. It’s not by choice. No, it’s not by choice,’ she said at the start of the clip.
‘When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with a little Göt2b Glued Spray, you know, just to keep it in place. Well, I didn’t have any more Göt2b Glued Spray, so I used this: Gorilla Glue spray. It was a bad decision.
Tessica became a viral sensation for her use of Gorilla Glue to fix her hair. This permanent glue turned her hair into a helmet-like structure that would not move for more than a month.
‘When I do my hair, I like to finish it off with a little Göt2b Glued Spray, you know, just to keep it in place. Well, I didn’t have any more Göt2b Glued Spray, so I used this: Gorilla Glue spray. It was a bad, horrible, stupid idea,” she stated.
Tessica claimed that she tried several methods to get rid of it. She said she had washed the item 15 times.
The glue spray had made her hair stiff and immovable, so she patted it.
“Y’all, look at it. It don’t move. What do you hear me saying? It. Don’t. Move. She insisted that she had washed her hair fifteen times, but it still wouldn’t move. ‘Stiff where? My hair.’
Tessica ended her video with some words of advice: ‘If you ever, ever run out of Göt2b Glued Spray, don’t ever use this. You don’t want hair that looks like this for ever.
Tessica tried various methods to remove it, saying she’d washed it 15 times — and that it had been stuck for a month by the time she made the video.
According to TMZ she also spent 22 hours at the ER. There, confused healthcare workers applied acetone to her head, but it didn’t work.
The publication was informed by sources that the Acetone caused severe burns to her scalp. It also made the glue more sticky, which left her with immovable hair.
Gorilla Glue issued a statement regarding the matter as her story spread.
Response: Gorilla Glue released a statement about the situation after it was reported that Tessica is considering suing the company
Struggle. She spent 22 hours in the ER while healthcare workers attempted to remove the Gorilla Glue.
The brand stated that they were aware of the problem and are sorry for the mishap Miss Brown had with our Spray Adhesive.
“This is a rare situation. This product isn’t recommended for hair use as it is permanent. The warning label on our spray adhesive warns that you should not swallow it. Don’t get spray adhesive in your eyes, on skin, or on clothes.
According to the company, they added that “Miss Brown was treated at her local medical facility” and wished her well.
Ultimately, Tessica traveled to Los Angeles to visit Beverly Hills surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng, who dissolved the Gorilla Glue and rescued the mother’s hair during a $12,500 procedure that took four hours to complete.
In a video taken at Dr. Obeng’s office, Tessica — who was given a light anesthesia before the treatment — was seen lying on an operating table after the successful procedure, running her hands through her freed locks and tearing up with relief while marveling at the sensation.
After seeing Tessica’s distress online, Dr. Obeng offered her the treatment free of charge. He used his own mix of natural and chemical products to dissolve the glue.
Throwback: Tessica wore her hair braided before changing her look.
Dr. Obeng told TMZ that he looked for the active ingredient of Gorilla Glue. It was polyurethane. The science behind how to make it break down was then uncovered.
The surgeon continued, “We purchased chemicals with components that dissolve the solvent. We used medical-grade adhesive removal that we use inside the operating room.”
“Then, we have MGD. We added MGD to it — which is an aloe vera and olive oil mixture. After that, we added some acetone.
The mixture was applied to Tessica’s hair with a spray bottle. Dr. Obeng then used scissors and medical tweezers to gently separate the hair and cut the glue that held her hair together.
Tessica was given painkillers and steroids to reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by the glue — and the chemicals that she used to try and remove it.
It was remarkable that Dr. Obeng was capable of salvaging much of Tessica’s locks. She admitted, however, after the procedure, that she regretted not visiting him prior to asking her sister to trim her ponytail to remove the glue.
I can scratch it! Tessica made the statement while running her hands along her scalp. “Now, I wish that I would have waited for my sister’s ponytail to be cut off.”
Tessica spotted a business opportunity after her mistake and created a line called Forever Hair. These products are available for purchase online.
Tessica’s headline-making story inspired her haircare products, but she also sells other merchandise like sweatshirts and T-shirts.
The T-shirts feature the famous image of Tessica rocking her hair in front of the camera. A hoodie features a cartoon rendition of Tessica.
The mother-of-five found a business opportunity in her faux pas, and in June launched a line of hair products called Forever Hair, which are now available to purchase online.
Tessica told the Post at the time that she had been working with haircare professionals on the products, and unlike Gorilla Glue — which is not meant to be used on skin or hair — her Forever Hair formulas wash out.
You can choose from a $14 Forever Hold hairspray or a $18 stimulating oil. There is also a $13 trimmer.
While the haircare products are directly inspired by her headline-making ordeal, Tessica is also selling other merchandise including T-shirts and sweats.
There are two T-shirts available. One features Tessica in her iconic rock-hard hair, and the other has a cartoon illustration of Tessica using ‘heavy duty adhesive’.