When I read that the new Nori by Noriko was supposed to be a lower-density version of Sky, I decided to try it out even though I figured there wasn’t much chance Noriko would actually make a low-density wig. Noriko’s short wigs, in particular, have always been pretty poufy on me, but I partly bought this one to give to my mom anyway. It is still poufy, and I wouldn’t call it low-density by any means, but it is less voluminous on me that Sky is, and to me it seems an overall shorter version.
It’s not great on me, but the wig itself is really cute. The side and back views are also pretty great:
The cap is comfortable and unlike lots of Norikos I’ve tried, it isn’t small. There’s a lot of permatease in the crown as usual, but because of all the layering I don’t feel it’s obvious. Nori can pouf quite high up top if you want it to, and while I was trying to smooth it down so it wouldn’t seem so tall on me, if you want to get a lot of height out of it you certainly can. The bangs were a little annoying and in my face but they are nicely thinned and not too hard to ignore.
I just have one issue with Nori; it’s a complaint I’ve heard about Norikos with lots of layers and a wispy bang before but have never experienced myself. When looking at the wig from the front, there are times when you can see the heavy black rim of the cap at the hairline. Perhaps some steam directing more of the bang downward could conceal it, but it seems the manufacturer could easily remedy this by using a thinner rim, or perhaps less permatease lifting the bangs up. I think you can see it best in this picture here:
The dark roots camouflage it a little bit, but at other times it’s pretty obvious. Again, I have heard this complaint about Norikos before (probably in relation to Sky, the sister wig to this one), so it was interesting to finally see it, even though it was disappointing. If you look up to the first photo, now that you’re looking for it, you can probably see it there too.
Overall I think this a very nice update to Noriko’s Sky and I love the layering, especially in the back. The cap is comfy, but you’re going to have to watch out for the thick dark rim that may show. There’s no monofilament top here, so the price isn’t bad either. Maybe getting this in a darker color would avoid it being so noticeable; if you’re interested in this one, keep that in mind!
*The item I reviewed in this post was purchased with my own money, and no one requested I write about it. I never review products that are given to me for free – mostly because no one ever offers, but even if they did I wouldn’t do it. Just so you know.