Combining two rigs...

Hello, I am in the process of making a complex animation and I am stuck getting a rig to work properly. I brought a character in from MakeHuman with a rig. I also created a rig for a braid I made using

tutorial. The braid rig is attached to a curve and the braid is attached to the rig. The curve is also using soft bodies to make it look more 'hair-like. I have spent countless hours trying to figure this out to no avail! ANY advice would be greatly appreciated!

UPDATE: I was able to get the rig to work by creating it within the current rig, but the ‘soft-body’ function is now acting differently and completely collides with her dress, which it wasn’t doing previously.

you can see the .blend file here: