Saturday, September 8, 2012

10 Beauty Uses for a Toothbrush | Dolled Up Daily Blog

I was inspired to write this post due to a blog entry I read on the beauty department ( and it made me think, I've seen so many other posts about one or two things you can do with a spare toothbrush, and how handy they can be, why not make a bigger list of beauty uses a spare (or washed old) toothbrush can do! :) 

Teasing comb
If you think about it, a toothbrush is just like a tiny teasing comb. Use it as you would a teasting brush to get smaller areas like your crown or even a ponytail.

Tame Flyaways
Lightly spray hairspray or a a gel/shine spray onto toothbrush bristles and comb hair in direction desired. This will completely tame those annoying little fly aways.

Exfoliate lips
This is my favorite trick for soft lips. I've blogged about it before. Apply vaseline (or even chapstick if you dont have any, a good amount of it though) wait a few minutes, and scrub your lips gently for 30 seconds to a minute, they should feel slightly tingly but don't over do it. You'll be amazed how good your lips feel and look!! I always love doing this before applying lip color or whenever my lips feel a little chapped. 

Scrub away dead cuticles
After you push back cuticles scrub nails with toothbrush to rub dead cuticles away. (Another idea is that you can clean between nails and skin where it's hard to reach)

Exfoliate Your Face
Don't do this if you have sensitive / thin skin! Michelle Phan does this (she has a video on it I believe, you can search it on youtube) Use a toothbrush with softer bristles (maybe an old one) and gently scrub in circles to exfoliate face. 

Groom Eyebrows
Dont need specific eyebrow brush to do the trick, just groom into place with a little vaseline instead of eyebrow gel and they'll stay groomed all day! 

Clean Jewelry
You can use a toothbrush to scrub and clean jewelry, some places I found this even said to use toothpaste on jewelry when scrubbing, but that's your call lol I think I'll stick to the typical cleaning solution.

Clean your hairbrushes/combs
Use a toothbrush to get dirt, oil, and old hair out of the bristles of your brushes. They bristles can reach into deep places and lift away all unwanted scum. 

Clean hard to clean containers
Have makeup storage cases that aren't easy to clean? Just use a toothbrush to do the trick. 

Apply Dry Shampoo/Baby Powder
Apply light powder to toothbrush then apply mostly to roots and needed area without making a mess, and then brush it through hair with toothbrush to blend in. 


  1. I've actually used a few of these with toothbrushes - they really are handy! :)

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  2. Wow! Love these tips, Haylee! I'm going to try it in my lips!
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  3. Hi Haylee, thanks for your lovely comment. These are some great tips, will have to try them out for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sita xx

  4. I exfoliate my lips with a toothbrush, but the flyaways tip is new for me - definitely trying that out, flyaways drive me mental.

  5. These are really good tips! I've tried some before, but I'm determined to try the rest soon! I followed you to stay up-to-date! Keep-a-postin'!

    Much love from Manila!
    Miel xx

  6. Actually I use my tooth brush for cleaning my jewelry and to brush my eyebrows.
    Cool idea to show for what you can use a tooth brush :)

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  7. I never thought to try and exfoliate your lips with a tooth brush! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm a new follower, follow back? Lexie x

  8. Haylee thank you for the comment! This is a wonderful and very helpful review!!

  9. Thanks for these tips, I think I might actually have to use my old one to tame fly-aways, that sounds useful! Also might need to try to use it for chapped lips.. I heard its good for that!! :) Great tips!
    Following you on gfc! Xoxo

  10. Amazing post! :)


  11. This post is absolutely great! Thank you for the advices, Mina. Oh, new follower :) Follow me on my blog The Style Fever

  12. I've found toothbrush to be pretty useful when I need to clean the faucet (tap) or between tiles in bathroom / kitchen, and some other difficult places around the house too. Just some water (+soap) and everything is really clean & shiny ! :D

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  13. Dear Haylee, these are great tips!!! :-)))
    Thank you for visiting our blog!

  14. Great ideas! Will definitely try some out :)

  15. I love this post!!!
    So you mind if I share it with my fans on my Facebook Page?
    It will be linked back to you, of course :)
    But I think all fashionistas and beauty lovers should know these great tricks!!
    Especially the flyaway and lip scrub ones...very good points!

  16. Brilliant post!! :-) New follower :-) xx

  17. Voilllaaa !! Great ideas girl...Would try to use for lips exfoliation :)

  18. Its mad how many uses a toothbrush can have! Im definetely going to try the nail brushing one!! :) I always use it for dry skin on my lips too! :D fab post! xxx

  19. Hi, thank you for your comment :)
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  20. thank you a thousand times for the lovely comment on my blog. Everyone is being beyond kind and has made me super happy facing my fears of a halterneck has paid off. finally i get to wear all the pin-up clothing i have lusted after :)
    i didnt realise how useful an old toothbrush was before- will defo be expoliating my lips with one :)
    thanks again

  21. I hadn't thought about some of these before... thanks for compiling this handy list!

    xo, alison*elle

  22. Amazing tips!!I have used toothbrush for scrubbing my nose, it really works wonders in helping to remove black heads.

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  23. This post is great and really helpful!<3

  24. I've never thought about using a toothbrush to backcomb my hair but I'm definitely going to try it now :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

  25. Great tips!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, you have a wonderful blog so I'm following you now on GFC and Bloglovin :)

  26. I have never thought about this before ... You can really do a lot with a simple toothbrush! I might need to give some of these a shot.
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  27. thank you :)
    a thanks for the great tips!

    xx, rebecca

  28. I knew about the lips but the other tips are pretty cool as well :)

  29. Love the idea of using an old brush to apply baby powder to my hair, I usually end up with some white streaks of hair xD

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  30. Never thought to use it for dry shampoo, that's smart! Great tips.


  31. Great post!!! I use it as a hair teaser but now I know there are so many other uses for toothbrushes hehe! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)


  32. Definetly cleaning my makeup case with it! thanks for the idea!

  33. nice look and style :)
    we should follow each other from gfc what do you think?

  34. haha these are super tips. i do the lips and brows ones, the rest were a surprise!
    thank you for contacting me through my blog, i really like yours too!

  35. this is such an awesome post! so many great tips,
    thanks alot for sharing hun :)

    i'm following you now <3
    hope you do the same, i'd love to stay in touch! XO

  36. great post!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!


  37. I loved all this ideas!! Could you please consider following each other? I think you could like my blog and we could keep in touch! Twitter:@shineonbyandrea

  38. Thanks for sharing these tips! :)

    With love,Mia

  39. I love your blog, great post!! I follow you, xx <3

  40. oh Baby Powder and hair, that's mine secret :D
    but i didn't know about using toothbrush.. def. i'll try it :)


  41. Great tips. Especially the one with the baby powder.


  42. this is so cool! thanks!

    xxx Ros.e.

  43. Awesome post!


  44. Such a cool and useful post! Thanks for sharing! :)

  45. thanks for share wth us this great post... I never imaged all the uses of a toothbrush =)

    thanks for your comment, do you want us to follow each other????
    let me know ok!

  46. Geat advices!

  47. Very nice
    Beijos Vanessa

  48. Awesome tips. Sometimes I use it to exfoliate my lips.

  49. ooh this is really cool! I've never thought about using a toothbrush in some of these ways. Great post!

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  50. This is amazing! I never knew I could learn so much in one post! xx

  51. Hi! interesting post!
    I never thought that you can do so many things with a toothbrush.

  52. Great tips! I didn't know most of these. Thank you for commenting on my blog, I followed you :) hope you would like to follow back. Keep in touch, love your blog

  53. I like your tip!
    And I actually like to use toothbrush to groom my eyebrow! LOL
    Amy x

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  56. great tips, thanks for sharing!! teasing comb is a great idea!

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  57. Your posts like this are great! I always learn new tips! x

  58. Great post; the teasing comb is one I've never thought of!

  59. Hi
    A very interesting post.
    Thank you so much for the great tips.
    Love, Joann xxxx

  60. Absolutely great!!!

    Keep posting!

    Lots of kisses,


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  62. I love this! I'm always looking for new way to try exfoliating so I'm gonna try it :D