Video Wig Review: May by Noriko in Butter Pecan-R

Countdown! I have to go back to work tomorrow. Boo. However, I’ve caught some sort of miserable cold/flu-like thing that has my head stuffy, my ears ringing, my throat sore, and my temperature up to about 100 degrees, so perhaps I’ll be getting one more day off. Not that I’ll enjoy it. Moving on.

I’ve owned May before, and it’s never been a favorite. Why buy another one? Because I caught a glimpse of Cysterwigs on YouTube reviewing a Regan in Butter Pecan-R, and I was fascinated by the color. It’s a golden blonde with these beautiful brown lowlights laced throughout – admittedly, on Regan it looked stripey, but the rooted version of the color appeared more blended from what I could tell when looking online. Once I decided I wanted to try it out, I had to choose the proper style to give the color a go; I knew I wanted to go with a bob of some sort, something not too short but not too long either. Hailey and May were my two choices, and Hailey was really huge on me the last time I tried her, so May it was.

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There’s something about the cut of May, though, that never quite works for me. I guess it’s too layered for my liking; I thought steaming the part to the other side would make it work better, but when I saw it while editing the video after filming I realized it was still underwhelming on me. And the color is pretty, but really more so in close-ups than from a distance. It’s not that the golden blonde isn’t lovely; it’s just that those delicious lowlights kinda disappear, making the overall effect just, well, blonde.

It’s a perfectly nice wig, though, and a lovely color, and at a nice price (around $99 at Gallery of Wigs and Name Brand Wigs). Just didn’t end up thrilling me as much as I’d hoped it would.

Disclaimer: The item was purchased by me and no one paid me to do the review. Opinions are my own; your mileage may vary. 

17 thoughts on “Video Wig Review: May by Noriko in Butter Pecan-R

  1. Love it looks great in May, I had it in Jackson. Also the small hairs from the permatease reminds me of hair breakage lol like I currently have lol ugh.

  2. It seems like it’s almost too poufy on top for your small face/head. It also is a kind of odd length, not quite mid, not short. Like it needs more layers around the front. Personally, I think you look better in the mono tops that sit closer to your head since you don’t have a large head/face. The color is a really pretty warm blonde that looks great on your skin tone. Just my opinion 🙂

    I really like the Butter Pecan R, but my all time fav is Nutmeg F. I get tons of compliments on the color when I wear it. It might not be your style, but I thought I’d mention, that Heather @ Cysterwigs.com has the Amore Sadie on sale right now for $170.40 if you use code Sadie4Summer.

    Thanks for the review!

    • No worries, I feel the same way. I definitely do not do ‘pouf’ well. There’s a lot of lovely wigs out there that have looked great on so many people (like JR’s Heidi) that just do NOT work on me due to the height in the crown.

      I also do not do heave bangs well at all, which is why I haven’t given Sadie ago. I learned several years ago that I really should avoid those styles, unfortunately. Love how they look on other people though!

  3. Just ordered this one in the same color! It looks a bit coppery..so not sure it will work on me but I really like it a lot on you! I think you look really nice and love the glasses with it.

    • It is a bit warm, but more golden than copper. I love the color but May just isn’t a great style on me. I think Angelica comes in this color; may have to try one out! I wish Robin came in this shade!

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