Disclaimer: This sponsored post is really coming at a great time because I was just thinking about how I could share with you about how to keep track of your curly hair journey.
Research suggests those who keep food journals, lose weight and keep it off too. Several studies suggest tracking expenses help you have better control over your money, found related article here. So why not use the same principle for tracking our curly hair journey? Tracking your hair will give you insights on the many aspects of curly hair care. The more specific you are with your reports the more accurate your insights will be.
The Benefits of keeping a hair journal
- Identifying the whys
- Learning how your products compare
- Eliminating mindless spending
To be honest my instagram is my journal! I posted three times a day when I first started in 2017 and it helped me document and understand my hair better. Or that’s what I thought until I tried this QUINN app. This is a free app, download here, create an account, post daily to keep your hair journal. Sounds like instagram right? I didn’t think so.
Why QUINN is different
Once I logged in and started scrolling I immediately thought ha! It’s like Pinterest and Reddit had a baby and they called it Quinn – the curly hair journal! The authenticity and realness of all posts stand out and is the USP of this app. I was at ease and found it safe to try. There are no “influencers” trying to sell you products here. I didn’t see anyone I knew here so it was refreshing to say the least.
Key things you can do with Quinn:
- Maintain a hair journal to track your progress
- Discover hair care routines from your hair twins
- Explore honest product reviews
- Track what product works
- ⏰Set reminders for wash days
Pros of Quinn App
- Swipe up for products used
- CG approval tag on products
- Bookmark products to buy later
- Add products to your shelf
- Filter by products!
- 24/7 Customer Support
As a beginner, using a hair journal like this to track your progress is very insightful. At least it was for me. myself as a beginner with every new phase of my curly hair journey. The pregnancy hair, postpartum, my bleached hair, my short hair. Each of these phases of my life needed a different approach.
Using the Quinn hair journal helped me understand:
- My hair appreciates protein leave-in conditioner.
- It can’t handle protein treatments more than once a month.
- My picture progress validated what I already knew, my hair prefers coconut-free products!
But QUINN needs updates
There are a few things yet needed to make this app more user friendly. The app crashed once; the longish caption I was editing went away. Hope the creators of this app take note and in the spirit of customer service, make useful changes!
- Log out to edit posts – I found this a bit time consuming.
- Log in to add new photos – To select a new picture from my phone, I have to log out and start over.
- Dead Tabs – I wish tags would take me to a consolidated place like a hashtag would on instagram.
- Search by username only – I am new to the app and I don’t know anyone here. So I would like the option to search by hair type instead of usernames.
My Top Tip for using QUINN
Post pictures in the same setting. For example, my journal is in more or less the same position. The sequence and order of this calendar makes it easy to track progress visually.
I have practiced curly hair care since 2017. Even then, using an app like this was still insightful for me. I learned new things about my hair and it also validated what I already knew. That felt good! So I can’t imagine the true potential of using Quinn’s hair journal for beginners. It will only be good, no? Whether you are beginner or intermediate, I recommend you try it.
Let me know your thoughts if you have tried it – Leave a comment below!
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