I ordered Lanie as my step daugther's just like you doll. (She still has a a little trouble reading so I thought getting a doll with books might be beneficial). I took the hairnet off and picked through her curls. (I had no problems with her headband except it being a little tight). I'm fairly certain that we'll be using Tink's techniques for cleaning up her hair. Her meet outfit is cute, but I especially like her shoes and dragonfly underwear. We have a bit of an obesession with dragonflies at my house! She is a beautiful doll, but not my favorite because she is a blondie.