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Today, we’re discussing the use of an unexpected tool – an interdental brush for brow treatments. Here are all the ways something as simple as an interdental brush can be useful when performing brow treatments, or when grooming brows at home.
Why Is an Interdental Brush a Good Tool for Brows?
It’s tiny, super precise, and super cheap! An interdental brush is a very useful tool to have on your tray for any brow lamination, tinting or henna brows procedure. It’s also a useful addition to your at-home brow grooming kit (and great for oral hygiene, but we won’t bore you with teeth).
Let’s see what you can do with an interdental brush:
1. How to Use Interdental Brushes for Brow Lamination
Brow lamination techs swear by interdental brushes. They can be used at virtually any stage of the brow lamination treatment.
You can use them to distribute the products evenly onto the brows. You can use them for removing the products from the brows, at least to get most of the coat off. And they are just perfect for brushing the brows into place!
Just make sure you don’t use the same brush for every step – you don’t want to get the chemical solutions mixed up!
With a brow lamie, precision is everything, and an interdental brush is so much more precise than a spoolie.
It has a much smaller diameter so you can get around the arch meticulously and manipulate them exactly where you want them. Its bristles are shorter and firmer, so they grab each and every brow hair.
And clients can use them at home for their daily brow lamination brushing! It’s a much cheaper alternative to buying mascara wands exclusively for this purpose.
All these uses apply to doing brow lamination at home, too.
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2. How to Use Interdental Brushes for Soap Brows
Speaking of styling your brows at home, interdental brushes are also great for doing soap brows. The small diameter of the brush ensures you get in and out of there with no mess.
As soap brows entail getting the brush wet and rubbing it against a bar of soap, a spoolie can grab too much soap which will show in the brows and leave residue, on the brow hairs and on the skin around the arches.
An interdental brush makes sure you don’t get any soap where you don’t want it.
3. How to Use Interdental Brushes for Brow Tinting
When tinting the brows, regardless of whether it’s a professional treatment or you’re DIY-ing it, you need to make sure all the brow hairs are fully and evenly coated. Otherwise, your tint will turn out patchy and uneven.
With an interdental brush, you can really get in there. You can ensure every brow hair is covered from root to tip.
Apply your tint with your usual brush, and use the interdental brush to make sure the thinner hairs are coated.
4. How to Use Interdental Brushes for Henna Brows
With henna brow tinting, all of the above applies. Henna also tints the brows and you need to coat them evenly.
But interdental brushes are also useful for removing henna from the brows. To get a good skin stain, you need to apply a thick layer of henna, which can be hard to remove once it dries.
An interdental brush can be really useful for removing residues, but the first step should still be a damp cotton round.
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5. How to Use Interdental Brushes with Any Brow Product
Finally, an interdental brush for brows is useful even if you’re not doing any particular treatment, but just using your go-to brow makeup product.
It’s great for applying any brow wax or clear gel, and it’s the easiest and cheapest solution to a love-the-product-hate-the-brush scenario.
How to Choose the Best Interdental Brush for Brow Treatments
You need to be careful of the diameter. Interdental brushes come in multiple sizes, and the best ones for styling your brows are medium ones, so 0.4 mm or 0.5 mm.
Handle length and brush angle are the other 2 factors, but these are down to preference. You can choose between short ones with a straight brush, or longer ones with an angled brush. Choose whatever seems more practical.
Interdental brushes are widely available and super affordable. Here’s a couple of our picks:
Obviously, if you’re doing professional treatments you won’t be re-using brushes on multiple clients. But if you’re just using it in your daily brow shaping routine, we should note that it would be a good idea to wash the brush from time to time.
If you’re using it with products, wash it after every use to wash away the product residues. If you’re using it dry, for brushing only, you should still wash it occasionally. The brush will inevitably catch dirt and dead skin, and that’s not very hygienic.
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