On February 3rd, Tessa Brown posted a shocking video to the internet. She stated, “Hey, y’all. For those of y’all that know me, my hair has been like this for like a month now. It’s not by choice, no it’s not by choice, ” as she showed off her hair that failed to show any movement.
When Tessa Brown usually does her hair, she likes to “finish it off with some Got2b Glued Spray” but that day, she had run out. Instead, she used Gorilla Glue spray which ended up being a huge mistake for her hair. As she ran her hands through her hair, viewers could see how stiff her hair was; it was solidly stuck to her scalp. The video became extremely popular with around 31.8 million views, with so many viewers wondering how this could have happened. Some people thought she was joking and urged her to wash it off. She posted another Tik Tok video of her washing her hair to prove she was not lying. She tried “15 times” to wash her hair and nothing changed. Additionally, Tessa was experiencing severe headaches.
@im_d_olladyIt don’t move I hate it here♬ original sound – Tessica Brown
So, when Tessa realized nothing she was doing was working, on February 7th she made the decision to go to the emergency room to see if the doctors could help her. After her visit, they sent her home with sterile water and Medchoice Nail Polish Remover Pads, so she could try and take the glue out of her hair. Unfortunately, that did not work.
A light of hope came when Dr. Obeng saw her struggles through social media and reached out to do a special chemical treatment on her hair. Even though the surgery would mean that Tessa would have to spend the next two to three months in recovery, she went along with it. The surgery was very expensive, so supporters raised around 23,000 dollars for her medical bills on a Go Fund Me.
Soon enough, Tessa brown got a happy ending for her hair. She told TMZ, “It’s Over. Over. Over.” She was even more glad that it was accomplished right before Valentine’s Day came. Sadly, during the treatment process, Dr. Obeng had to remove parts of Brown’s hair but at least her misery was being put to an end.
Recently, Gorilla Glue made a Twitter statement about the situation, “This is a unique situation because this product is not indicated for use in or on hair as it is considered permanent….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.”
A bright side to social media for this story was that without the constant media attention, Tessa Brown may have never gotten the treatment she needed. Let’s hope that her recovery process goes smoothly.