We all know that a toothbrush is a necessary tool for maintaining a pearly-white smile, but it has a few more tricks up its sleeve than simply keeping the stains and cavities at bay. Keep scrolling for five surprising ways your toothbrush can enhance your beauty game!
This useful trick is an oldie, but a goodie. Spritz the bristles of a toothbrush with a medium-hold hairspray, like Kérastase Laque Couture ($37), to smooth flyaways along your hairline. Use the same technique to groom wild brow hairs and keep them in place all day long.
Add volume to your roots by using your toothbrush in place of a teasing comb. Part your hair in sections around the crown to add extra volume wherever you need a lift. Don’t forget to spray a volumizer like Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 ($25) to create additional texture.
If you went a little heavy on the mascara, grab a clean toothbrush to comb out the clumps from root to tip. (You don’t want to put a dirty one near your eyes.) The result: Flirty, fluttery, fanned-out lashes.
Step outside the box with your nail art by dipping your clean toothbrush in a bright polish of your choice and stippling it on your fingertips. Even better, it doesn’t have to be neat at all. Take it a step further by using multiple colors for a fun, artsy manicure.
Your toothbrush can effectively exfoliate and brighten other areas of the body, besides your teeth. Mix baking soda, lemon juice, and water together to quickly buff away self-tanner stains, or brush the mixture over your nails to lighten dark polish stains.
What are your favorite toothbrush beauty tricks? Let us know in the comments!