Unless you've been living under a rock, you will have probably heard about the utterly ridiculous tale of a woman using Gorilla Glue as a substitute for hairspray...
Obviously, her little hair-styling hack didn't go well...
The Gorilla Glue Girl gave us intro, climax, and resolution spread across an entire week...the bar has been raised for mess on this app.— Skinny Legend (@Skinny Legend)1613096669.0
And, after documenting the aftermath - including a visit to the hospital - the young woman was catapulted to viral stardom.
But now, the woman, who has been affectionately nicknamed Gorilla Glue Girl, has spoken out about her experience...
So happy Tessica aka GorillaGlueGirl is finally unstuck. Thank you @DrMichaelKObeng ✨🙌🏾— Kelechi (@Kelechi)1613067491.0
And has expressed her regret over filming the ordeal in the first place.
Scroll on to hear what she had to say...
Now, after watching her initial video on TikTok, people just couldn't believe what she had done...
After spending a whole month trying to remove the glue from her hair, Gorilla Glue Girl - real name 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."
In the 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."
Stiff where????? Ma hair 🤬🤬
But despite the stressful ordeal, things are looking up for Tessica.
On the video went viral, Gorilla Glue quickly 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.
We are very sorry to hear about the unfortunate incident that Miss Brown experienced using our Spray Adhesive on he… https://t.co/zX35PQzE5b— Gorilla Glue (@Gorilla Glue)1612812607.0
They added that Gorilla Glue staff "certainly hope for the best."
Dr. Michael Obeng, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, then offered his services, claiming that he could fix Tessica's complex 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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However, this would involve Tessica firstly removing her entire ponytail.
Although unable to fully remove the glue, a hairstylist managed to cut away Tessica's ponytail.
New Updates: Tessica Brown A.K.A Gorilla girl, cuts off her ponytail after applying new measures to get her hair fi… https://t.co/hC4KL97qWP— The Guild Nigeria (@The Guild Nigeria)1612910737.0
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."
And, in a video following her surgery, Tessica could be be seen with a noticeably shorter hair cut...
GORILLA GLUE GIRL GOT HER HAIR BACK YASSSSS https://t.co/FvS6zOmzx1— T (@T)1613037108.0
But a glue-free one!
People from all across the world have been sending Tessica messages of support...
And, shortly after her surgery, she set up a GoFundMe page - despite the fact she has no medical bills to pay.
With an original target of $1,500, Tessica's GoFundMe page has somehow surpassed $21,000.
$21,482 to be precise.
Anyway, Tessica has since spoken out about her wild week of fame...
And it turns out she regrets all of it.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Tessica explained that, when sharing her story on social media, she was solely in search of help and nothing more.
"The reason I went to the internet - because I was never going to take this to social media - [but] the reason I took it to social media was because I didn't know what else to do. I knew somebody out there, somebody could have told me something. I didn't think for one second it was going to be everywhere."
And, when asked how she's dealing with the overall response of the public as the story continues to make headlines, Tessica noted that she's "over it"...
And also reiterated why she came forward at all.
"Again, it never was... Who in their right mind would have just said, 'Oh, let me just spray this on my head and I'm going to become famous overnight?' Never... Who would want that?" she said.
"I told my son today, I wish I could just, I mean, go back. Because I'm over it."
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