Tessica Brown Also Known As ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ Launched Her Own Hair Care Line |
(CNN) – A Louisiana woman who went viral after mistakenly using Gorilla Glue instead of hairspray has launched her own hair care line.
Tessica Brown, known as “Gorilla Glue Girl,” presented Forever Hair on Wednesday. She says the product line is made up of “all-natural” ingredients that have helped her hair grow back.
“I launched these products to help not only myself but also other people like me who need help growing their hair,” Brown told CNN. “I’m so excited about this launch because these products were working so well for me, I couldn’t wait for them to help other people.”
In February, Brown sought medical treatment – and even had four-hour surgery – after numerous attempts to remove industrial-grade glue from her hair.
Her hair had been in the same style for a month since she mistakenly replaced her usual Got2b Glued hairspray with Gorilla Glue.
Her hair became an impenetrable helmet, and as her social media videos of the incident racked up millions of views, people became fixated on her plight.
According to the Gorilla Glue website, the glue – which is 100% waterproof and typically used for fixing bathroom tiles, parquet floors, and wooden decks – can be removed with acetone or alcohol. isopropyl.
But nothing worked. No matter how many times she washed, applied shampoos and oils over and over again, the glue didn’t budge.
According to Dr. Michael Obeng, who operated to remove the glue, he used a medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil and even acetone.
Despite all efforts to get most of her hair back, most of it had to be cut.
It was around this time that Brown said she started looking for a natural way to grow her hair, and eventually worked with industry professionals to develop a growth-boosting oil. Its management team declined to name its business partners.
Among the ingredients of the product are pure avocado oil, black castor and rosemary.
Using the oil, Brown said she grew back 3 inches of hair in just two months. In a video posted to Instagram, Brown described the oil as a “lifeline.”