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.

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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

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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 :-) More pos­i­tive images like this please :-D

Rainey

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

TWA4now

Beau­ti­ful! :)

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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