WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A woman from Louisiana learned her lesson when she used extra-strong superglue on her hair after running out of her usual hair product.
- After getting her hair stuck in place for a month, she reached out for help.
- A surgeon offered to treat her for free, so she decided to donate what was raised in her GoFundMe page to a charitable foundation that offers reconstructive surgery.
Tessica Brown unexpectedly became online famous earlier this month due to a terrible mistake involving Gorilla Glue and hair.
She shared in a now-viral TikTok video that she had run out of the hair product she uses to heep her hair in place. So, she used the extra-strong superglue. Her hair ended up becoming stuck and immovable for a month!
“Bad, bad, bad idea,” Brown said. She then warned others not to use Gorilla Glue when they run out of their hair products.
She sought medical help at the St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, Louisiana, but her emergency room visit was unsuccessful.
Not knowing what else to do, she sought help from the community and set up a
Fortunately, Dr. Michael Obeng, director of MiKO Plastic Surgery, reached out to her and offered to provide a treatment for free. They were able to free her hair by using a solution of combined medical-grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil, and acetone.
Her GoFundMe page has since raised over $23,000, so the 40-year-old Louisiana woman decided to give almost all of the donations to a charitable organization, Restore. The foundation was launched by Dr. Obeng himself, the surgeon who helped her, to help provide reconstructive surgery for people in need. Brown shared that she also wants to help others get the surgery they need but could not afford.
Brown said that she will only be keeping around $1,000 to cover the travel and medical expenses she incurred for her hospital visit. She has also made a small fortune by selling merch linked to her sticky ordeal.
Source: New York Post