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.
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.