Dr. Obeng Saves Gorilla Glue Girl's Hair


Gorilla Glue Girl, Tessica Brown went viral after putting Gorilla Glue in her hair because she ran out of Got2be hairspray. Brown went viral in early February after posting videos on her Instagram and Twitter, saying her hair had been stuck in place for more than a month because she’d used Gorilla Glue as a substitute for hairspray.

Through the power of social media, LA-based surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng offered to try to fix Brown’s hair for free. Earlier this week, TMZ posted video footage of Obeng operating on Brown’s hair. The Black doctor said he combined medical grade adhesive remover, aloe vera, olive oil, and acetone.

Dr. Obeng was born in Ghana and came to the United States when he was 20 years old to begin his journey. According to BlackBusiness.com, Obeng completed years of surgeon training at the Midwestern State University, University of Texas Medical School, and Harvard University. He soon specialized in cosmetic surgery, with a focus on aging, complex reconstructive surgery, and hand and neuromuscular surgery. As a result, many celebrities choose him as their plastic surgeon, making Dr. Obeng the go-to surgeon in Beverly Hills. He always dreamed of helping people like him in need and decided to be a surgeon to do that, so when he saw Brown in need, it was only right he reached out to her.

The surgical procedure was a 4-hour long process in which Dr. Obeng was able to save her hair after the operation. She ran her fingers through it and feeling her scalp in shock. Dr. Obeng said it was basic science, and any compound can be broken down. He made the process seem relatively simple. That’s Black excellence at its’ finest. 

“We are in talks … to go commercial and make it available for people who have had Crazy Glue, Gorilla Glue or any type of adhesive glue that is not easily dissolved,” he told the outlet.

It was reported that she’ll give the $20,000 she raised through a GoFundMe page to the Restore Foundation, Michael Obeng’s reconstructive surgery non-profit.