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7 Brilliant Toothbrush Beauty Hacks

One of the most useful beauty tools we’ve encountered isn’t a high-tech laser or some new gadget. It’s a simple, unassuming toothbrush. The humble bathroom staple doesn’t just keep your pearly whites polished — it can do the same for your brows, lips, and up-dos. So, before you toss aside that spare one, check out these clever beauty hacks…

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De-Clump Matted Lashes
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After applying your mascara, comb through your lashes with a clean toothbrush — the tiny bristles will separate any lashes that are sticking together.

Take Your Hair to New Heights
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No teasing comb? Lift small sections of hair at the crown of your head or along your hairline and gently backcomb with your toothbrush to build height. Spray a texturising spray like KMS California’s HAIR PLAY Playable Texture for even more volume.

Combat Flyaways and Frizz
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Smooth particularly stubborn flyaways by spraying a toothbrush with a hairspray like this one from Percy & Reed and gently combing down cowlicks or frizz.

Tame Unruly Brows
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A toothbrush makes the perfect stand-in for a spoolie. In a pinch, gently dab one in a clear, lightweight lip balm like this one from Absolution and brush your brows upward and outward to keep every hair in place.

Fake Festival-Ready Braids

After creating a polished side braid or crown braid and loosening the plaits, take a dry toothbrush and gently comb your hair upward to get that messy, lived-in texture.

Channel Your Inner Manicurist
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No time for a mani? Use the edges of a toothbrush to clean out any gunk that’s stuck under your fingernails for a clean, polish-free finish.

Get a Smooth Statement Lip
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Nothing sabotages a bold look like dry, flaky lips. Dampen a toothbrush in warm water then brush the bristles in a circular motion on your mouth to buff and slough away chapped skin before applying your bright lipstick.
– Erica Smith