BRAIDED HAIR. Oh man, so awesome.
What I did here was wet the fringe, comb it flat over her face, and secure it in place by using one of those old charity wristbands that came into fashion about a decade ago oh lord I'm so old. Strap it over her fringe like you would an ordinary hair band, and secure it by looping it around her front hooves.
Then, I soaked and braided the hair. The large non-braided ends occurred when I ran out of hair to braid, so yeah. Maybe I'll snip them sooner or later.
Will be updated if/when:
I get the courage to cut her fringe.
I find smaller elastic bands for the hair.