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3 Toothbrush Tricks (That Don't Involve Your Teeth)

3 Toothbrush Tricks (That Don't Involve Your Teeth)

I'm hoping you recognize these items — you should be using one daily to keep those pearly whites white. But, did you know those bristles can do even more beauty good? In addition to exfoliating lips for making gloss glide on smoothly, a toothbrush can come in handy. Check out three more tips that don't involve opening your mouth.

  • Hair: If you've spent time perfecting your blow out, yet still find some wispies left at your roots, add some hair gel to the brush. Make small, light strokes starting at your forehead to smooth back those bits without ruining a sleek look. Same thing goes with hair color — touch up just the roots for an easy, glove-free application!
  • Brows: Don't let unruly brows rule your life — spritz a brush lightly with hairspray and comb them back into place. Start at the center and work your way up and out in the direction of the hairs' growth for the best results.

See the last tip when you


  • Mascara: Clumps begone when you very gently sweep your lashes with a toothbrush to get the gobs out.

And, PS, please use a different, clean brush for all three!


Join The Conversation
SalescoopSarah SalescoopSarah 8 years
This is a great idea that never occured to me before. Especially with old toothbrushes that have worn out bristles would be perfectly soft enough for all these jobs. I would stay away from the last choice however, since the mascara clumps tend to stay within the toothbrush and it would be in the way when the toothbrush is used another time to even out the clumps.
Lyngay Lyngay 8 years
I have been using old toothbrushes (old as in "cheap ones from the dentist that I'd never use") as extra eyebrow brushes for years. They work great! I use them to tame my brows after applying clear mascara, though, not hairspray.
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
is hairspray really safe for your eyebrows? its hardly safe for the hair on your head!!! there are gels for this!!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Just a little warning. Use manual toothbrushes haha, not Sonicare or anything! Although I have used my Sonicare to exfoliate the lips, was REALLY fast :)
chulitachorty chulitachorty 8 years
gee thanks now i need more t. brushes lol
xemailheather xemailheather 8 years
Yay! You think they can be used for teasing hair too?
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