I styled Mocha Baby's (MB) hair as she sat in the exersaucer pictured above. I used a spritzed bottle of plain water with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar as an acidifier to help lay down her shingles for detangling. It DOES smell strongly of vinegar but if you can stand it, the smell fades away completely once the hair is dry. I prefer using the Aloe acidifying mix I mention here, because it's odorless. I tried the ACV, because I'm out of aloe. I think it worked just as well.
I secured her puffs with small elastic rubber bands, found in any beauty supply store.
I wound the rubber band around 3 times for most of the puffs, making sure I could slide a finger easily under the rubber band to her scalp. I want to avoid pulling the hair tight enough to cause tiny bumps and breakage.
When it is time to take down the puffs in a couple of days, I will use scissors to carefully cut away the rubber bands.