The TikToker that used Gorilla Glue as hairspray has now revealed how she plans to spend the thousands of dollars raised for her on GoFundMe...
By now we've all heard of the TikToker that used Gorilla Glue as hairspray... with pretty dire results.
Well, now she's revealed what she plans to do with $20,000 of her GoFundMe money.
And people have very mixed feelings...
After spending a whole month trying to remove the glue from her hair, Tessica Brown admitted herself to a local hospital in Louisiana.
She later uploaded a video to TikTok showing her followers that she'd literally tried everything to remove it.
According to Tessica, she couldn't wash out the glue or even shave her head, due to the hair being so slick against her skin.
Tessica originally posted a video of how it all happened: "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. Bad, bad, bad idea. My hair, it don't move. You hear what I'm telling you? It. Don't. Move."
Gorilla Glue even responded, telling TMZ:
"The less aggressive solvent for her hair/scalp would be rubbing alcohol to try and saturate her hair and then gently comb it out and shampoo."
The company went on to say her hair is "likely fractured at the root," as it's been stuck for such a long time.
They added that Gorilla Glue staff "certainly hope for the best."
In her initial video, which has been viewed over eighteen million times...
Tessica said: "Hey, y'all. For those of you that know me know that my hair has been like this for about a month now. It's not by choice. No, it's not by choice."
At one point in the clip, she pats her head showing just how hard her hair has set.
Some people advised her to wash her hair with shampoo, resulting in Tessica uploading a video showing why that didn't help.
She said: "Look, you wipe it off and nothing happens. Like, this is the life that I'm living at this point."
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But despite the stressful ordeal, things are looking up for Tessica.
Dr. Michael Obeng, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, offered his services claiming that he could fix Tessica's problem...
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But he estimated that it would take roughly 3 days to remove the glue completely.
Not only did this provide a bit of hope for Tessica, but Dr. Obeng also agreed to perform the $12,500 procedure free of charge!
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Which would involve Tessica firstly removing her entire ponytail.
Although unable to remove the glue, a hairstylist managed to cut away Tessica's ponytail.
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As per the Mail Online, in a video explaining what they had done, the hairstylist said, "I was able to get the ponytail off, but it's still not opening it up as you all can see."
People from all across the world have been sending Tessica messages of support and sympathy...
And after she set up a GoFundMe page 2 days ago, they've also been sending her money.
With an original target of $1,500, Tessica's GoFundMe page now has more than $20,000 donations.
$23,699 to be precise.
With a blanket over her face and head, she left the hospital after everything "went well."
"The surgery went well," Obeng said. "Tessica is doing well. She's awake. The hair crew is doing her hair."
In footage obtained by TMZ, Tessica is now able to run her fingers through her hair...
Meaning she is finally free!
Sporting a much shorter - but healthier - hair cut, Tessica seems both exhausted and relieved as she comes around from the procedure...
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And it's clear that she's simply relieved that this nightmare is coming to an end.
And now, Tessica has revealed what she plans to do with her money...
She has decided to pay it forward by giving the majority of her GoFundMe haul to help fund treatments for other people who might not be able to afford it.
Tessica's manager revealed her big plans...
To put most of the money into the Restore Foundation -- which provides reconstructive surgery around the world.
The nonprofit is run by Dr. Michael Obeng, who performed her surgery...
So technically she's paying him back in a way.
As for why Tessica's doing this...
She said she wants others to have access to these kinds of treatments even if they can't afford them.
According to her manager, Tessica is keeping $1,000 of the money to pay for the emergency room visit she made...
And also plans to give some to local families in need.
Although it doesn't look like Tessica is needing any extra money...
As she's made a small fortune by selling her merch online.
We're just glad she's made a speedy recovery!