Its a Fur Thang!
I have 4" below the shoulder length flat hair, and I have 2 solutions that I have found. Firstly using gel, I make 6 cornrow french braids from the top of my head to the bottom. This works great if it is an all day ride. If I am zipping to town, I french braid just one down the back. But always carry the trusty ball cap in the tank bag. As far as makeup--forget it! Far too much mess to fuss with and sweat with, my mascara even runs. Besides, the public is not going to see much of me behind the full face helment anyway, just my behind after I pass them!!