I do hunter hair, and I have thick hair, not long though. But try this?
First, brush your hair out so there's no tangles.
2. Make a small ponytail at the top like this: (only don't do it like that.. I only used this picture to show the seperation haha!) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_p0Kt28QRU1...0/DSCN4210.JPG
Then, take the hair that is not in the ponytail, and pull it over your ears into a tight ponytail at the bottom of your head (at this point, all of your hair should be in the 2 ponytails, I hope I'm not too confusing!!)
Then what I do, is braid the remainder of the hair and then secure the end of the braid with another hair tie (you should be using 3 hair ties) And since your hair is not thick, this shouldn't be a problem
Then, stick it up on top of your head, and secure it with a hairnet on top. Apply bobby pins wherever needed, and remember, hairspray is your friend!!
I really hope this isnt confusing.. I might post a thread on how I do it, and take pictures in the process haha!
My friend also has long hair, but doesn't put her hair over her ears. But, she does put it in one ponytail at the bottom, braids it, and flips it under her helmet. Her hair is both long and thick!