What The Gorilla Glue Girl Has Been Up To Since Going Viral

The year 2021 did not start off well for Tessica Brown, the woman who's now collectively dubbed as "Gorilla Glue Girl" on the internet. In a video on TikTok that now has 51 million views, Brown said that she wore a long, braided hairstyle every day that month — but not by choice. The video blew up overnight on the app after she revealed that she used heavy duty Gorilla Glue spray instead of her usual Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze hairspray. "Stiff where? Ma hair," she captioned the video.

Brown said that she ran out of her go-to hairspray and ended up improvising, which she now declares as a "bad, bad idea." Gorilla Glue spray is marketed as a permanent adhesive for bonding materials like wood and metal — and it froze Brown in the internet's consciousness. After numerous washes and home remedies did nothing, Brown went to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng to have it removed in a 4-hour surgery, per TMZ, and she was finally free of the glue.

Brown didn't have many videos on her TikTok before the infamous incident, but she began documenting her hair journey after going viral. Here's what she's been up to since.

Tessica Brown has her own line of hair products

Tessica Brown rebranded herself the day she posted the video. She released merch soon after going viral, with the tagline "bonded for life" on every T-shirt that had pictures of herself holding on to her hair. 

Soon after the glue was finally removed from her scalp, Brown and her hair made a comeback, leading to the launch of her own haircare brand, "Forever Hair." "I have been working with professionals and we came up with a hair line, 'Forever Hair,' which has been helping me grow my hair back and maintain it," she said in a statement, per the L.A. Times. Her brand features products like a growth stimulating oil ($18) and a Forever Hold spray ($14) — for anyone who isn't triggered by second-hand PTSD. 

Brown also kicked off a music career, starting out with a single titled "My Hair" (of course). The lyric video has over 92,000 views on YouTube.

It's clear that Tessica Brown is the inspirational poster child for "when life gives you lemons."