I know there are plenty of women here who are interested in short wigs. Short wigs are often so swingy and sassy, but I haven’t tried any, myself.
What’s a girl to do when she wants to show you a short wig but doesn’t own it? Ask her friend to guest post, of course. My friend, Marisa, is rocking one of the cutest short wigs around: Noriko Reese in Chestnut.
Today’s post comes to you from Marisa of marisaporter.com:
Hi, Lauren’s Readers!
I’ve tried many different solutions for my hair issues. And even though I’m sure I’ll continue to do so, I’m not sure anything is as fun and easy as the “I-just-pulled-my-latest-style-out-of-a-box-and-I-want-to-go-out-now” kind of feeling you get when you order just the right hair-mail in the right color. That’s the kind of fabulous feeling you get when the Reese comes in the mail. (Not to mention the fabulous bang-for-your-buck!)
I got so many compliments and comments wearing Reese. You know how you always wonder if people are starting at the back of your head, wondering if your hair is real or not?
Some of the most surprising comments I got while wearing Reese were:
“Who cut your hair?”
“I’m so sick of my hair. I’d like to try your style.”
And my favorite:
“How long does your hair take you to style every morning?”
I was unprepared for the last question, so I said, “Um….not too long!” And I hoped I didn’t look as caught in the headlights as I felt.
Maybe I’ll try an expensive creme-de-la-creme hand-tied monofilament kind of wig next. I’d like to see how that feels and wears. But seriously, for under $100 (which is what I paid), you can’t beat this look.
I’m not sure how this would feel in the summer, but I’m loving wearing it in the winter. The only time I didn’t love it was when I was really sick and visiting family for the holidays at the same time. Lying down to rest brings questions to mind like, “Do you take a nap with or without the extra hair?”
“What if I’m lying on the couch, and it moves?” (I don’t really remember feeling that way about my other wigs. I slept in them sometimes, so I don’t know if this is just exceptionally bulky or if it was the combination of circumstances.)
“What if a family member walks into my room and sees me wig-less?”
Another interesting time was when my niece was playing with my hair. She’s only ten, and I don’t know what she thought but she didn’t say anything. I think I even felt her adjust the edge of the cap near my neck. Unusually tactful? Just thought it was an invisible headband? We’ll never know.
But aside from feeling sick (who wants to be around people while sick, anyway?), I find wearing it a really pleasant experience.
Here are some pros and cons:
Pros of Noriko Reese:
Price: you can’t get lower, can you?
Color selection: a lot of beautiful highlights in the color selection on Noriko.
Built-in-style: it’s a gorgeous short wig.
Length of fibers leads to longer wear and durability (shorts wigs don’t rub on your shoulders/back as often as longer wigs, meaning the fibers stay nicer, longer).
Cons of Noriko Reese:
Weight: with all the height and perma-tease—is this wig heavier than others or is it my imagination? A hair-wearing friend of mine called it a “tank.”
Lack of monofilament or mono-part top. This might not be a con for everyone. It just means that you don’t get the “human part” scalp see-through that some are looking for. But when this wig is teased the way it’s supposed to be and the way it is when new, you can’t really see the part anyway. I didn’t find this to be a big issue.
…Lauren, here. What do you guys think of Noriko Reese? I just love it, and Marisa can totally pull off this short style. I really wish I could cut bangs like this into my pieces. Hmmm…maybe a project for another day!
What do you guys think of Reese? Leave us a comment below and tell us all about it.
Before you do, check out the video Marisa made about this short wig—it shows off Reese beautifully! It almost makes me want to try short wigs, sometime!
Marisa Porter is the gal behind marisaporter.com. In her own words:
“Nothing picks me up like pretty hair, a new eye shadow from Inglot, or just the right foundation. This is the other side of my life—where I balance out living in a geeky world of coding with pretty girly things.”
Be sure to check out her blog—she talks about alopecia/hair, too!