For those who are regularly checking for updates on Tessica Riley Brown, 40, of Violet, Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States, there is still no good news about her sticky situation. The African-American woman still has her hair glued to her scalp.
On February 4, 2021, Brown took to TikTok to share a video of herself giving details of her hair ordeal. She said in January 2021, she ran out of Got2B hair spray so she applied Gorilla Glue spray adhesive on her hair.
Brown was not able to wash the spray off her hair for a month. The TikTok video of her confession went viral and she was dubbed the Gorilla Glue Girl or the Gorilla Glue Lady.
On February 6, 2021, Brown checked into St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette to ask help to have the glue removed from her hair. Sources told TMZ that she spent 22 hours in the emergency room where healthcare workers put acetone on the back of her head, which was able to make the glue gooey but it hardened back up.
Sources told the publication that Brown has hired a lawyer and she is weighing her legal options against Gorilla Glue. While the product she used says it should not be used on eyes, skin or clothing, it did not mention hair, which she found misleading.
On February 9, 2021, Gorilla Glue released a statement saying the same warning label. The company mentioned that the product Brown used is for craft, home, auto or office projects.
Based in Sharonville, Ohio, USA, Gorilla Glue was founded in 1999. It is a brand of polyurethane adhesives and a company that also sells tapes, epoxies and other adhesives.
There is still no confirmation from Brown whether or not she is suing Gorilla Glue. She has not posted anything against the company in her social media accounts to date.
On February 11, 2021, Brown will see a surgeon. She took to Instagram to thank her supporters and promise that she will give them updates on her situation.