Instead, I'm using a little trick called the sock bun. Basically, it is a little donut-shaped item that you can roll your hair, that it typically made from a sock. In order to get a top know, like the one I'm wearing, just gather your hair into a high ponytail, and secure with an elastic. Then, use the sock donut almost like a scrunchie, and just slide it onto the ponytail.
This is where it gets a little tricky. Slide the donut back towards the end of your hair, and then start twisting your hair gently around the donut. Once the hair is around the donut, all you have to do is spin the whole thing (hair and donut), down towards the elastic. It will create a bun shape as you twist, and all you have to do is continue spinning it, and playing with the hair so that it covers the entire donut. And that's all there is to making the top knot!
How do you like to wear your hair?