Tessica Brown became an internet star after posting on TikTok about a traumatic ordeal in which she ran out of hairspray and had Gorilla Glue instead.
A woman who famously applied strong glue to her head in place of hairspray has now undergone stem cell therapy to revive her hair after the dye caused it to fall out.
Tessica Brown, from New Orleans, USA, became an internet star after posting on TikTok about a traumatic ordeal where she ran out of hairspray and used Gorilla Glue instead.
The 39-year-old finally flew to Los Angeles in February to meet a Cosmetic Surgeons who removed the glue from her hair for free.
The most recent setback the mother of five experienced happened earlier this month, when she tried to cover up some gray hair with dye.
However, she ended up burning her scalp and losing her glamorous curls, a side effect she documented in a TikTok that amassed millions of views.
According to Brown’s rep, Gina Rodriguez, the chemical used to remove the glue from her hair caused her mane to melt.
To remedy the situation, she enlisted the help of hair expert Jacques Abrahamian to use a combination of platelet-rich plasma and scalp stem cell therapy – services that can cost between 4,000 and 6,000 USD.
Talk to New York Post, Brown says she’s “praying that it works”.
Jacques says the procedure will use growth factors and platelets found in her blood to heal and rejuvenate the cysts.
He added: “The other procedure is stem cell therapy, which is king when it comes to natural healing and repair.
“We mix PRP and stem cells, and we inject it with a very fine needle into the already damaged areas.”
The two procedures will reduce shedding, as well as promote “new hair growth and extend the life cycle of the existing hairs she has.
The growth-boosting benefits of the therapy should take effect in about six to nine months, he said.
“Nothing will happen overnight, but the hair loss will stop soon,” Brown says hopefully.
When Brown finally dyed his hair again, Jacques suggested an “organic hair dye” that didn’t contain paraphenylenediamine, the chemical thought to have caused the initial reaction.
In June, Brown used her newfound fame to promote the launch of a hair line, Forever Hair.
Forever Hair sells hairspray for $14 (£10), growth stimulant oil, $18 (£13) and a “smooth edge control” product for $13 (9, 30 pounds).
Tessica has vehemently denied that she staged the hair disaster for fame, claiming that she went to TikTok to seek help
She flew to Los Angeles in February to see a plastic surgeon who removed the adhesive from her hair for free.
This allowed her to pledge to donate the $20,000 (£14,000) she had raised through GoFundMe to charity.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/gorilla-glue-girl-undergoes-stem-25659247 Gorilla Glue girl undergoes stem cell therapy to revive hair after dye caused her hair to 'melt'