I sometimes had a couple of chopsticks in my hair, and I do mean literally chopsticks. I purchased a package of heavy chopsticks from Pier I Imports and then cut them down to the correct length. Over time I have learned to do my hair with just one chopstick. The following two photos are of a hairstyles with some very fancy braids I did myself. In the background you can see the old house, built in 1921, where I raised my four lovely children.