The top knot. It was one of the few ways we could rebel and get away with it in schoool. How? We had relatively neat hair compared to the birds nest piled on top of our heads. I've had long hair for years now and although most people feel this way when their hair is out and freeflowing, I find there's nothing as cleansing or freeing as piling it as high up on my head as I can and twist it upon itself without risk of a strand falling near my face or in my eyes.