We’ve already told you about all the different types of stylish tights you need this fall, but as we are sure you know, nylon tights have a rather short shelf life. You might snag them with a nail, accidentally rip them with a boot zipper, or just get one of those annoying, random runs. But thanks to this fabulous tip from Refinery29, you can also re-use your tights as hair elastics. Just cut them up horizontally and you’ll never need to hit the drugstore for hair ties again. In addition to saving money, you’re also saving your strands – the smooth texture of nylons ensures there will be no snagging and catching of hair!