We have all dealt with flyaways. They can pop up unannounced and certainly unwelcomed, but there is a fast and easy way to take care of this pesky problem. Did you know you can tame flyaways with a toothbrush and hairspray? While this trick of the trade might not be a new concept, it is certainly a helpful one to know. Here’s how to remove flyaways with a toothbrush and hairspray, as well as a few other uses for a toothbrush in your hair care routine.

1. Tame flyaways

For this simple yet helpful beauty hack, you need a toothbrush and your favorite hair spray or gel. Simply spray your toothbrush with the product and begin brushing flyaways away from your hairline until they disappear back into your hair. This is a great way to smooth these pesky hairs, and you can even carry it with you in your bag since a toothbrush weighs next to nothing!

2. Edge control

Aside from flyaways that creep up throughout your style, you can also get great edge control with a toothbrush since it lets you apply product more evenly distributed throughout these delicate strands than using your fingers. This is also great if you tend to be a little rough on your edges or too heavy handed with the product since it gives you a nice, even application. It is also a good way to get a particular style or shape that you want to create.

Here is a video that shows this method to shape edges:

3. Touch up color

A toothbrush is a great way to touch up your roots when the color starts to fade. Simply dip the brush in the color and apply starting at the root out towards the shaft until you get the coverage you want. It should be noted that for this you want to use a brand-new toothbrush for the best results. If you use an old one that might have hairspray residue on it, the brush might have a harder time picking up the coloring solution and applying it evenly to your roots.

When it comes to making styling a little easier, a toothbrush is one of the easiest ways to get great coverage without damaging fragile areas of your hair line. Add this inexpensive tool to your routine and see the difference! 

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