‘Gorilla Glue girl’ Tessica Brown getting custom wig from The Real talk show host Loni Love
THE WOMAN who sprayed Gorilla Glue on her hair is getting a custom wig courtesy of comedian Loni Love.
Tessica Brown, 40, who was dubbed “Gorilla Glue girl,” underwent surgery to remove the adhesive from her scalp on Thursday.
The next day, The Real talk show host Loni Love said, “I totally have empathy for Tessica and I want to help.”
“We know as black women how hard it is, our hair is so important,” Love said in an interview with NBC LX on Friday.
"I’m one of the few black women — me and I think Whoopi Goldberg — [who] actually wear our hair in braids or locks because traditionally it has been known to be unprofessional. But the times are changing.”
Love was aware that Brown saw a plastic surgeon and figured she could use a nice wig.
“I’m offering to gift her a wig,” Love said.
“I have a wonderful wig maker, who will make a wig of her styling.”
Brown’s story went viral after she shared a TikTok video last week explaining that she ran out of Göt2b Glued Spray and applied Gorilla Glue to her hair instead.
The mother-of-five from Louisiana said her at-home remedies were ineffective in removing the glue and that she had experienced “extreme” headaches for a month.
Brown claimed she posted on TikTok to seek advice on her situation, and denied that she did it for fame on social media.
On Thursday, Brown flew to Los Angeles to see Dr Michael Obeng, who offered to perform the three-day, $12,500 glue removal procedure for free.
Brown was placed under light anesthesia for the first part, a four-hour procedure.
Dr Obeng said he created a solution to dissolve the polyurethane, which is the main component in Gorilla Glue.
“Initially I thought it was a joke!" he said.
"We figured out the science of how to break it down.”
The doctor’s solution had medical grade adhesive remover, olive oil, aloe vera and a small amount of acetone.
He sprayed the solution on Brown’s hair and combed it to break down the thick areas.
After the surgery, Brown felt her hair and appeared emotional.
“I can scratch it. I wish I'd have waited for my little sister to cut my ponytail off!” she said.
"It's over… over… over.”
Love is not the only famous person who has offered to help Brown.
Beyonce's hairstylist, Neal Farinah, previously offered to give Brown a wig as well.
"Yes she made a big mistake. But we going to keep tearing her down? Let’s help her," Farinah wrote.
"When she leaves the hospital if she needs a wig or taking care of her scalp I’m here for her."
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