I splurged on myself and bought some of Heather Bailey's Trash Ties. Strange name, but they are really cool. Think of the little wire thingy you tie a trash bag with...cover it with fabric and you get Trash Ties for your hair. Here's a picture of my first use of the long trash tie. I was trying to make a bun, but I couldn't get the tail wrapped in it. It ended being a short pony tail. It's holding really well and I think it's kinda cute.