Hi folks Kathleen here with my review of Anatolia by BelleTress in Champagne With Apple Pie. I love this blonde it’s so beautiful that I was searching for another style to try in this color. Basically any excuse to see this blonde again..lol. I thought hmm a middle part straight and low density? Everything that isn’t flattering on me…but she reminded of my dream hair from my youth. Long straight and parted in the middle. Anatolia is short in the back though so a contemporary take on that classic look.
Btw in image 2 the model is wearing Anatolia in Honey With Chai Latte. Champagne With Apple Pie is lighter with a much lighter root.
Well I just had to share these photos in image 3 with you. This is the longest my bio hair ever got. It’e so fine that the shape of my ears show. 😜 I know everyone talks about the curtain effect on their wigs. No lift at the part just poker straight. Well when your hair is as thin as mine you have no options…so I don’t mind that. Anatolia has very low density which for me felt very realistic on. I personally love that because for the first time I feel I am wearing a wig that could pass for my own hair. The difference is even though it’s thin it’s not oily and stringy looking. It looks and feels like freshly washed healthy hair..and it stays like that all day..lol. My bio hair would get so oily by the end of the day that I would have to wash her again if I had evening plans.
Image 4 really illustrates the low density of Anatolia.
You can see why I love this color and honestly I even love these fibers. They look and feel like real hair. Yes they are HF so I am trying to be careful and not “play” with this wig..ugh..so hard. Every time I wear her I use Simply Stylin silicone spray. I just lightly mist her and comb it through. It prevents any tangling which would break down these fibers and be very noticeable on a poker straight style like this.
The ends are very razored thin. The product photos look like the ends are the same thickness from part to end. Not my wig. The bangs measure 9” and the longest length in front measures 13.5”. I took my measurements from the front at the middle part.
Ok image 8 illustrates how I can get away with wearing a poker straight very thin wig like Anatolia. The side bangs are around 9” and frame my “full oblong” face nicely. You might be thinking gee this looks much shorter than the product photos. I totally agree with you. As a matter of fact I was hoping it wouldn’t be too long in person and it wasn’t.
This root color is life…ahhh it looks like the color of crust on an apple pie. Very appropriate color name. I actually wouldn’t mind a wig in this color alone.
To me this style looks like you had bangs and are growing them out. I love the long bangs.
So Anatolia is like a child you love. She’s not perfect but she’s perfect to you. Image 11 illustrates why this is not a wig you are going to style off your face, it has a full lace front but it’s a very specifically designed one. I think it’s genius myself. I think it looks very realistic the way its designed. At the middle part and where I have it circled on image 11 the knotting is gorgeous…perfectly spaced etc. On either side its densely knotted (especially right along the hairline) so if you have the hair laying flat it looks great. Usually there is extra lace I need to trim on lace fronts. Not with Anatolia there is no lace to trim which helps with the realism as well.
Now I did say this wig ( or at least the one I have) has very low density image 12 illustrates that. As a matter of fact when I first wore Anatolia I styled her brushed forward even the back hair was brushed forward( I tend to do that). I took an awesome little video and when I viewed it back you could very easily see the wefts in the back. Tip: even though this feels like it has no permatease wake up what little there is. Also comb the hair down and towards the back.
After I brushed the hair towards the back I haven’t had a problem. Even swinging her side to side I don’t see the wefts. That is the trade off of a super low density wig.
So overall I am in love with Anatolia I expect to wear her for my 60th birthday. I feel like singing…if I could turn back time..btw I love Cher 😉. But I was so quick to pop this delicate beauty on that I didn’t really check her over very well. ( note to self… I need to get a check list together that I go through before I decide to keep a wig…hmmm sounds like a blog idea..lol )
I was so excited I didn’t even look at the interior of the cap. Had I done that I probably would have returned her for an exchange. For two main reasons. One of the little buckle thingys to adjust the size at the nape was cracked. (When I first put her on I didn’t adjust anything so overlooked this) So after I parted her and look the label off and adjusted her I noticed it. And there is a break in the sticking towards the top and hair is even missing. This wig can’t afford that. My theory is this is a new style and I think the rush to get them out when they’re first released allows some to slip though quality checks that otherwise wouldn’t. I have been very happy with the quality of BelleTress wigs in general.
Here’s a good side view of Anatolia. I might trim the length in front. I like the bangs but the style to me would look better either with longer bangs (or non at all) or with the front trimmed shorter. Anatolia has a bit of an identity crisis.
So if your bio hair was/is super baby fine and straight and you want something that has a middle mono part and looks like it could actually be your hair only better…you’ll love Anatolia. I know I do… Enjoy!….☺️