I used to keep really long hair. And despite my long hair back in the day, I seldom use pony tails or scrungees Do you know what I use? Any pen or pencil I get a hold of.
Since I cut my hair really short last year, I don't get to the pencil bun anymore.
Now though, my hair is growing and I get to do it again.
What I love about the pencil bun is its so low maintenance and when you let lose of your locks, I get to have the beach waves effect.