• animallover
    273
    Hi all - we were literally stranded in Reno for almost 3 weeks so been offline except for business. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.....little late, I know.
    Does anyone have any positive or negative comments about Reese by Noriko or Classic Cool by RW? I love my Hairdo Textured Bob, it has been an absolute lifesaver and held up wonderfully for over 4 weeks or longer without a bath! I would like to change it up a bit and those two styles seem similar. Thanks!
  • Luvnappin
    24
    Not familiar with Reese, but I have been tempted by RW Classic Cool almost ordering it on Black Friday. If you decide on it post pics on the private board. I’ll check out Reese to compare.
  • animallover
    273
    Thanks for responding. I think I may be leaning towards Reese. I watched some youtube videos on Classic Cool and I actually like my hair to be a little more "messy or wild" Reese seems to be more the way I like. Classic Cool looks nice but more for an office work environment, at least to me. The only thing is I like the RW colors better than the Noriko colors to choose from.
  • Happy to ve Retired
    237
    Hi - welcome back. As I recall, one thing you really like about the Hairdo Textured Bob is the fiber - the heat friendly. Neither Reese nor RW Classic Cool are heat friendly fiber (I think ??).

    Reese is a really popular wig. I tried it a few years ago and found it to be just way too thick. I think the textured bob is a bit shorter as well.

    That said - it is just my personal experience and at the time I tried it, I was not used to wigs so the thickness really threw me.

    Let us know what you do. Cheers
  • animallover
    273
    Hi back and thanks! I do like the HD fiber much better. Reese isn't HD but when I tried Billie by Noriko I liked the fiber, just not as much as the HD, but it wasn't bad. Not too shiny. The thing I didn't like about Billie was the color I had ordered and the permatease ...it was more thick than I am used to. I am assuming from what you wrote and the little that I have read is that all Norkio wigs have more permatease than not. Yes, the Haido Textured bob is a little shorter. I am really liking it, it holds up well. I just get kind of bored easy with hair. I have always been one to go from short to long back to short and a different color all the time. My life history of pics I never look the same. I do like the color of my Hairdo a lot., Decisions, decisions......
  • btrflygal7
    18
    I have Reese and love it, you definitely can customize it with product
  • Dolly
    53
    Let's see your photos, ladies!
  • animallover
    273
    So I got 2 new ones with this current sale and my credit.....Reese in Chocolate Frost and Play it Straight by RW in Shaded Toast. I think Reese is similar to my Hairdo Textured Bob but a little longer....my Hairdo is very blonde so Chocolate Frost will be different but it looks like a good winter color. Shaded Toast looks like a nice color too, but I am a little hesitant on such a straight style but thought I would try it just to change it up. I do have Kendall which is my longest wig but I don't wear her much as I don't like the tangles or the hair falling in my face. Play it Straight isn't as long and what I've read is it doesn't tangle as much. The only thing I wish is that both of them would have been in HD fibers, as I really like the look and feel of HD fibers, but, again, I read that the fibers on these two feel really nice. We shall see!!
  • Happy to ve Retired
    237
    my local wig shop had a black friday sale so I purchased 2 wigs there where they include styling. It cost me a bit more than wigs.com - but not very much considering the styling was included. It was interesting. I had 1 cut now and said I would live with that for a couple of weeks before having the second 1 done. It is my experience that you have to wear the wig for a week or so before you really know how it fits/looks. But, I like what she did and it was a real pleasure to just sit there and have it done.

    Meanwhile - i got to see a whole bunch of wigs that I had not tried. I personally am limiting myself to the HD fiber for JR. She said she wears a lot of regular fiber wigs but she scrubs them with baking soda in a wash to get the shine out. I just have found that there is a difference in the way they lay on your head - it is not that I actually use heat to style them but it is more about the texture.

    Anyway - I am very curious to hear how you feel about the fibers on the non-HD wigs that you just got. It does open up a bunch of possibilities if the fiber is acceptable. So many wigs are synthetic and not hd.

    Please do let us know how you like them

    I am probably set for wigs for a while:) I got 3 in the new color and frankly, the new color looks like my old color highlighted. So, I can get away with switching out from time to time. The lighter color is satisfying my need for change for now.
  • animallover
    273
    I just received my newest two wigs and I already sent one back. Reese by Noriko was just way too much hair for me, it looked to me like a helmet of hair on my head. The color was beautiful, Chocolate Frost, but way too dark for me. As I age the lighter colors on me show less aging and kind of perk my face up. I am keeping Play It Straight by RW. I like the color, Shaded Toast, even though it is a little darker than my Hairdo it is still light enough. I adore the style and the razor cut. Casual but dressy as well. The fibers are very nice even though they are not HD. The Noriko fibers were nice too.
  • Happy to ve Retired
    237
    I had the same issue with Reese. I bought one years ago before I started wearing wigs. I bought it at a local shop, had it thinned and cut a bit, and I still could not bring myself to wear it outside. I donated it to someone I hope got some use out of it. Could not return it. Ugh. So much $$ down the drain trying to find wigs that I feel comfortable in.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    have you seen Hope by Gabor? Looks very similar to Hairdo's Textured bob. I'm tempted because I like the Hairdo style but hate the quality. I was thinking the Gabor might be better.
  • Happy to ve Retired
    237
    I just took a quick peek and the cap on the Gabor is very similar to the Hairdo one. I have actually - surprisingly - found the Hairdo textured bob to hold up very very well - and I am guessing the texture of both wigs are the same since I believe that both are true2life fibers. Then it becomes a question of color preference I think. I like the Hairdo textured bob but still wear my JR wigs out more. I have a strong preference for lace front and for mono tops.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    I have to disagree. I love the style of the Hairdo textured bob but it just looks fake on me. I have owned Gabor basic cap wigs and lots of the same by ROP and Noriko. None of them looked as fake in the front as the hairdo wig does. It comes down to how the wig is made. I don't think Hairdo makes the same quality wig as Gabor does.
  • animallover
    273
    I looked at Hope and it is very similar to my Hairdo Textured Bob. The thing is that I really love my Hairdo wig. Even though it is a basic cap it is the wig that I always, and I mean, always, get compliments on. It has been put through the wringer and it still looks like new. I wore it to my PCP appt and when my doctor said how much she loved my new haircut and style, I immediately told her it was a wig. She and I shared a laugh because she was trying to figure out how my hair thickened up so much in a year because at my last visit we discussed hair loss! She said she never knew how great wigs looked and that she might try them just to change up her style. I even lifted my bangs to show her the basic cap and she was amazed how undetectable the wig was. And I only paid $58 for it! On the other hand, one of my most expensive wigs, Kendall by HM, looks horrible, and I have only worn it maybe 3 times.....it looks like bad bio hair.
    I wore my RW Play It Straight around the house today and am really liking it. Yes, lace fronts and mono tops look like the hair is growing out of your head and looks so natural. However, my Textured Bob looks just as natural on me but with bangs covering my forehead.
    The Noriko Reese I sent back looked really fake on me though.....just a massive amount of hair centered from my ears up, really looked like a helmet.
  • Happy to ve Retired
    237
    Vee - i have never had a Gabor wig so i cannot definitively say that it is the same, better or worse. They are both basic cap, same fiber i think and i beleve made by the same company. I was really pleasantly surprised when i got the hairdo textured bob. Quality was much better than i expected. It does not have much permatease so it is just a cute casual wig.

    The pic for the gabor wig you mentioned looks very similar.

    My issue is that i strongly prefer lacefronts and mono tops. For me they feel better on my head.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    I seriously wish I could ever feel comfortable wearing my Hairdo textured bob. I keep trying but it looks too fake for me to even feel comfortable wearing it around the house. Maybe if I trim the bangs a bit and try to wear them straight down it would work better.
    I know the fibers for both brands are made by the same company but Gabor and RW wigs are for sure better quality than Hairdo wigs. I really think the fiber feels different, too.
  • btrflygal7
    18
    I think hairuwear owns hairdo and gabor. I personally like hairdo but I think maybe it comes down to the colors. I ordered the hairdo layered Bob in light brown but it actually was more of a dark chestnut. It looked helmet but I then I ordered a lighter note highlighted color and it really liked better.
  • Vee1028
    1.1k
    no matter who owns them there is a definite difference in quality between the brands. Hence the different price points. My Hairdo textured bob looks cheap and it isn't just that it has a basic cap. I have Noriko wigs that have only a basic cap that look much more natural.
  • btrflygal7
    18
    they are cheaper so I guess they aren't as well made. I like the hairdo wigs I own but not sure how the others ones are. Personally I feel Reese is as natural on me as my hairdo layered Bob.
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