Before repurposing your mascara brush it is important to clean it. How to clean the brush is easy. Take a small amount of shampoo, the size of a dime, and rub it onto the brush and rinse with warm water. Repeat the process until no mascara residue comes off the brush. Air dry.
Use the brush to comb fly-away hairs. Spray the mascara brush, or directly onto your hair, and then comb through with the mascara brush.
With your color formula you can easily touch up your roots.
Lashes and brows.
Separate lashes. After putting on mascara your extra brush is ideal for a final comb-through since it has no product on it. Lashes should still be wet from the initial mascara.
Condition your lashes with castor oil. Take a few drops of castor oil and place on a small bowl or plate. Roll the brush in the castor oil to soak all over. Use before bed to allow the castor oil to replenish the lashes the whole night; wash off in the morning. Make sure you don’t get the castor oil too close to the eyes.
Turn that mascara brush into an eyebrow ‘spoolie’ and style away!
Reduce fingernail cuticles. With a light scrub you can remove cuticles. Afterwards rub cuticle oil or lotion around each of the nails to soothe the cuticles.
On your lips you can exfoliate by moving the brush back and forth.
Clean out sink drain clogs. Often it’s hair getting caught in the drain; the mascara brush is perfect for keeping the top of the drain clean.
Clean around the faucet. Especially in the bathroom sink it can be difficult to fully clean around the drain plug and faucet. Your mascara brush is perfect for the job!
Donate to charity.
Mascara brushes can effectively groom small wild animals. Also an excellent way to remove unwanted insects. Donate to help small, wild animals. As a spin-out from Appalachian Wild Refuge, Wands for Wildlife https://wandsforwildlife.org/ has received awareness for its repurposing of mascara wands. But there are two issues we found: A. they are not accepting any wands at this time, and B. they are not listed by Charity Navigator which is our go-to source to evaluate charitable organizations. https://wandsforwildlife.org/. Check them out and hopefully they’ll come back online.
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