**warning girly content within** PENCIL BUN SUCCESS AT LAST!!! →
As we speak, my ridiculously ornery, thick, slippery hair is tidily swept up with a small, metal Zebra pen.
It only a couple years of failed halfhearted attempts, then watching this youtube
about a dozen times before it finally dawned.
(with the short, slick pen, I have to take an extra wrap / tuck, but her technique is spot-on)
and yes, believe it or not, I scoured the house, and we are in a state of chopstick-bun FAIL here. There's not a chopstick, letter opener, bit of dowel rod or long skinny wooden/metal anything in this place. plus most of our pens have fat, plastic barrels that were unsuitable to the task.
TPS, yet again, you were right.