While we're not complaining about the recent heat wave, we are complaining about what it does to our hair. My long hair has been up in a ponytail, in a braid, or piled in a top knot since temperatures have soared above 90 degrees. My "hair-do" is getting a bit... tired. But just when I was giving my hair elastic a forlorn "again?" look, I came across a hair accessory to transform my pedestrian braids into something a little more chic. This simple copper tube fastener $12.50 (pictured) by Flock slips over hair to hold it together. For extra grip, use a rubberband underneath.