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Reasons to add a toothbrush to your makeup bag
May 11, 2015, 3:34 pm

If you have a spare toothbrush, instead of letting them collect dust underneath your sink, you can put these mini bristles to good use and start brushing your hair and other things with them. Here is why you should start looking at your toothbrush as the best beauty tool ever.

Tame flyaways: Every woman loves a sleek hairstyle, but when those pesky flyaways get in the way of perfection, that is when the toothbrush should come out. Give your spare brush a spritz of hairspray and lightly comb over loose hairs to keep them in place.

Shape unruly brows: If you don’t have a spoolie, you can fix your eyebrow problems with a toothbrush. For days when you wake up with wild brows, tame and train them to stay put by giving them a quick swipe with a toothbrush and your favourite setting gel.

Teasing roots: For a pumped up pony or just some extra volume up top, backcomb the base of your ponytail or tease hair at the crown using a toothbrush. For added oomph, use a brush in combo with texturizing powder!

Brushing bangs: Waking up to messy bangs is not an uncommon experience. Any woman who has sported these chic fringes understands the challenges of keeping them in place. Also, constantly fixing them with your fingers will result in greasy bangs. Instead, lightly spritz a toothbrush with anti-humidity hairspray and give your bangs a once-over with the brush. Then toss it in your purse for quick fixes throughout the day.

Beauty cleaning tool: What better way to clean your beauty supplies than with a toothbrush. It can scrub all the hard to reach places like nail clippers, hairbrushes and even the lint caught in your blowdryer.

De-clump lashes: Most women have been guilty of going overboard with their mascara, but when there is no time to fix your makeup mishap, use a toothbrush to remove clumps and separate lashes.

Nail prep: At-home manis are a must on occasions, but for the best results, use a toothbrush to scrub away dirt before coating them with nail polish. And if your cuticles need some love too, apply a softening product like cuticle oil and give your fingers a gentle brush.

Exfoliate lips: Colored lipstick is not all that forgiving if your pout isn’t in tiptop shape. Apply some of your favorite lip scrub (or DIY some) on a toothbrush and give your lips a good buffing to remove dead skin and flakes for a baby soft pout that stands out!

Apply hair chalk: Spice up your locks with some hair chalk or liquid hair makeup. For precise application, because you don’t want to mess with purple or green dip dye, apply the color with a toothbrush for perfect results. 

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