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I think keeping your reaction to a minimum is important. A simple, rather quiet, "No that hurts." and perhaps setting her down immediately. Also, keeping your hair up and out of the way. Mostly she is doing it for reaction I am sure.
You can also try to substitute a different game. Like:
DD pulls hair.
You say, "No that hurts. Pull my finger."
LEt her yank your finger or shirt or something else and give her a fun, gratifying, exxagerated response, "Oh no! Baby has my finger..."
Give her another way to get the laugh/attention/response.
If everything else fails the one clear truth I've gotten from 7 years of parenting is: whatever you are either delighting in or distressed from today will be totally different 2 weeks from now. Change is the only constant...
In 2 weeks it will be a different issue entirely!