Seraya is a Surinamese mother living in the Netherlands. Her Instagram page, dedicated to her daughters’ hair, is part celebration part tutorial. Her older daughter, Shanillia, has a kinky texture while her younger daughter, Janelle, has loose curls. The styles she does are a testament to her skill, precision and love for their hair.

Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/

Janelle
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/

It is not uncommon for hair texture to differ from sibling to sibling in black families. Unfortunately it is also not uncommon for a subtle hierarchy to develop, where preference is shown for the looser and presumably “easier” hair texture.

Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/

Seraya, however, deftly pivots from Shanillia to Janelle, creating styles that are visually astounding and unique to their textures. Many looks are derivative of traditional African styles.

Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/

Whether she intended it or not, Seraya’s Instagram page is a deep affirmation of the beauty of diverse blackness.

Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle, Seraya and Shanillia https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/
Janelle, Seraya and Shanillia
https://www.instagram.com/shanillia26/

Gorgeous!

Ladies, what do you think of the styles? Check out Seraya’s Instagram account here.

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18 Comments on "[Pics] This Mom’s Instagram Account is a Visual Celebration of Her Daughters’ Two Very Different Hair Textures"

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nelly

I need that hair cuff yesterday!!

Lili

Prachtige kapsels! I’m happy that Afro-Dutch people are getting the spotlight in this article. My niece of 3 is a mix of Congolese and Surinamese. I will show my sister all these hair styles for inspiration.

Iuliana Rodrigues

I love this S2…It is a model to me …

nhilario

My eyes (joyously) hurt from looking at all of that beauty…

elaine

consider it art work, the hair and the children

maria joseph

Oh my goodness, I know we are some beautiful people but words cannot express the beauty of their good looks.

Nisa

Absolutely Beautiful!

Tiny

One of the pretties families I’ve seen. They All are gorgeous especially the mom. Work it

Bianca

Beautiful!

Hairrible Erica

Simply beautiful!!

Alison

I call this TRUE LOVE!!! They are very beautiful and they look really happy πŸ™‚ More positive images like this please πŸ˜€

Rainey

I would love to comment, but I am speechless……pure beauty all around

TWA4now

Beautiful! πŸ™‚

Margaretcnb

The hairstyles are beautiful! Thank you for making me discover them. You guys should check out their channel. And watch her natural hair journey video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxxU9yIHmGw&list=
The reason behind her wanting to go natural made me tear up.

Tamey

Two beautiful little girls.

Susie White

wow gorgeous woman and gorgeous kids! so much lovely hair all around

Alexandria

STUNNING!!!! I love the image of the black woman and I love the diversity of those different hairstyles. Those ladies are just as beautiful as their mom. Thanks for sharing.

Donnae

How VERY, VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL! Your babies are absolutely gorgeous, as are YOU! Each photo of your daughter just made me smile from ear to ear. Her hairstyles are magnificent! You Go!

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