As anyone with long hair knows, forgetting a hair clip or ponytail holder can be a real pain in the neck. 

There's no need to resort to plain rubber bands and damage your hair in the name of convenience - here's a quick and easy bun slide you can make using basic office supplies and one of those spare cards you're certain to find in your wallet.  

I've worn this one at work all day, and it's kept my hair safely up and away from my 6-month-old's grabby fingers.  Success!

Step 1: Find a card

This is probably easy - raid your wallet for expired cards.  If you don't have one, peek over the cubicle wall and ask your coworker.  I'm using an expired Duane Reade loyalty card, but most anything* will do.

*I'd recommend against using credit cards for security reasons, but otherwise go to town.

This is grrrrrreat! So much cooler than just pencils in my bun
<p>Thanks for sharing, might give it a try</p>
It might look cooler if you use a iTunes card
&nbsp;haha!!! so simple yet so great, good job!
I love your name, headlessbubble! What a hoot!
Hey, you're not supposed to use a drill press with your hair down.
I'm nearly a year late, but I just saw this comment and had a good laugh! ;D
Looks good! I will try it! Thank you for sharing!<br />
good idea! i should try this
Geek Chic at it's finest!&nbsp; Awesome.&nbsp; <br />
Alas, I have too much hair for the average card to hold x3<br /> <br /> But this is an excellent idea!&nbsp;Good job.<br />
Maybe you could use one of those 'Bed Bath &amp; Beyond' 20% off coupon cards they send in the mail. ;-)<br />
it's funny~
Interesting!&nbsp; I think my hair is too thick, but will have to give it a try sometime.<br />
<p>Ditto here, but I might do this when it's short in the hot months.</p>
&quot;...my office doesn't have a hole punch.&nbsp; It does, however, have a drill press...&quot;<br /> <br /> &gt;daydreams&lt;<br /> <br /> <br />
+1<br />
This is SO&nbsp;five stars! I&nbsp;am going to do it NOW to get my hair up! Thank you!
&gt;claps hands&lt; Much nicer than the plain 'ol pen trick. Nice.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> So hard to believe she's 6 months old already! :0<br />
&nbsp;Neat trick! &nbsp;I don't think I could pull it off though. &nbsp;
Very inventive!!&nbsp; I think I have too much hair for it, but I've always envied people who could use these. <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>

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