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"Tuck your shirt in, scruffy!"
— A talking mirror to Harry Potter at The Burrow[src]

A talking mirror was an bewitched mirror which advised anybody who looked into it on how to improve their appearance.[2][3] Both the Weasley family[2] and the Leaky Cauldron[3] owned one.

History

"You’re fighting a losing battle there, dear."
— A talking mirror giving Harry Potter advice about how to comb his hair in the Leaky Cauldron[src]

Talking mirrors also seemed to have a personality and mind of their own, as the one in the Weasleys' seemed to be brusque and rude, ordering people rather than advising.[2] The one in the Leaky Cauldron, which, when Harry Potter tried flattening his hair, said "You're fighting a losing battle there, dear."[3]

Malodora Grymm, a hag who lived in the Middle Ages, regularly consulted a talking mirror to compliment her on her looks, which she had magically enhanced using a Beautification Potion.[1]

Talking mirrors may have been considered a type of enchanted mirror.

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