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    Default I use my hair ties as rubber bands

    Some people may do the opposite, but I never seem to have a 'real' rubber band around, so I'll hold my deck of cards together with a nylon one from my wrist. And the flash cards I have to turn in for school are held by old 'ouchless' ones I don't use anymore. I have so many, and they're always around, unlike rubber bands...

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    I use my hair ties to hold decks of playing cards together, too. And also to seal plastic wrap over small storage containers that have lost their lids. I don't think I use any other hair toys for anything else... but then I don't really have many hair toys at the moment.

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    I do the same thing. There are hair ties holding decks of cards, rolled up posters, etc etc. I do wonder if this freaks some people out (since they are used on part of the body). It's just second nature to me.


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    Seriously, who doesn't? And bobby pins can be used to hold other things together- they make an ok emergency safety pin for example.

    This may explain why my hair things always seem to disappear. The same thing happens with pens, but in reverse.

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    I use hair ties on plastic bags that need closing when I can't find a chip clip. My hairsticks are actually chopsticks that I stole out of the kitchen, but I tend to keep the same two out instead of washing them and eating with them

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    I have decks of flashcards held with ouchless bands too! And broken makeup compacts being held together, and bunches of pens, and there is even a plastic thing on the underside of my car that is being held up by a couple of hairbands. (My dad would have a fit if he found out ) When I fixed my car I pulled those hair bands off a bunch of drumsticks. Plastic hair sticks get grabbed and used as stirrers all the time in the bathroom when I'm mixing up conditioning treatments.
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    I also use hair ties for rolled up posters and flash cards and I even use them to tie back the sheer curtains in the living room to keep that cats from climbing and shredding them...which they already have...

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    Yep, most decks of cards are held with a hair tie around here.
    I use hair ties on plastic bags that need closing when I can't find a chip clip.
    Usually, I use clothespins for that. Though jaw clips do work, I don't like them enough to have many around.
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    I've got a pair of (used) chopsticks that I'm strongly debating retiring to use as hairtoys, but I don't make a point of using hairsticks as chopsticks. Sure, it's well and good to add foods like EVOO to my hair, but thinking of adding residues of my whole dinner is a little unnerving.
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    I don't even own any rubber bands. Hair elastics do everything a rubber band could do and they hold your hair!
    I did get odd looks in a Chinese restaurant when I dug in my pocket for a hair elastic to hold the ends of the childrens' chopsticks together though.

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