Last year I came across a video of a young woman repeatedly wrapping her hair into a specific bun style — a nautilus bun — and securing it with a single hair stick. It was transfixing, and it seemed to promise an old-fashioned solution to the modern-day I-don't-have-a-hair-elastic problem, as well as a potential solution to the hair-elastics-have-been-tearing-my-hair-out-for-decades problem. I'm not sure that the second problem is totally the hair elastics' fault, but in any case I was curious about this bun and these hair sticks (and hair forks).
Here's another video, from a different YouTuber, demonstrating one method of making the nautilus bun and securing it with a hair stick (although there's a whole world of these videos, too, and for all different hair types and lengths):
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-bun-and-the-hair-fork-that-mostly-eased-me-off-hair-elastics-244431