Long Hair with Bangs Options
I have long hair with bangs. I usually let my bangs grow longer right before riding season. They tend to lay better after having a helmet on when they are longer. If I am going on a short trip to a biker bar. I will wash and dry my hair, twist the back loosely and put a big scrunchy over it. Then I put my helmet on. When I get to the bar and take my hair down it usually lays nicely. Big scrunchies usually do not crease your hair and leave a bump but still protect your hair from the wind.(must be blown dry and have helmet on less than 30 to 40 minutes at a time).
On longer trips I go full biker girl...I wear my hair in two braids with a bandanna on my head. It is a cute look and the guys love it.
If you want to just wear a pony tail, I suggest you twist it loosely and put a scrunchy over it during the ride, then take the scrunchy off when you arrive.