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

Avatar • Mar 2, 2017

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.

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.

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

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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Donnae
Donnae
3 years ago

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!

Alexandria
Alexandria
3 years ago

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.

Susie White
Susie White
3 years ago

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

Tamey
Tamey
3 years ago

Two beautiful little girls.

Margaretcnb
Margaretcnb
3 years ago

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:

The reason behind her wanting to go natural made me tear up.

TWA4now
TWA4now
3 years ago

Beautiful! 🙂

Rainey
Rainey
3 years ago

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

Alison
Alison
3 years ago

I call this TRUE LOVE!!! They are very beautiful and they look really happy 🙂 More positive images like this please 😀

Hairrible Erica
3 years ago

Simply beautiful!!

Bianca
Bianca
3 years ago

Beautiful!

Tiny
Tiny
3 years ago

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

Nisa
Nisa
3 years ago

Absolutely Beautiful!

maria joseph
maria joseph
3 years ago

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

elaine
elaine
3 years ago

consider it art work, the hair and the children

nhilario
nhilario
3 years ago

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

Iuliana Rodrigues
Iuliana Rodrigues
3 years ago

I love this S2…It is a model to me …

Lili
Lili
3 years ago

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.

nelly
nelly
3 years ago

I need that hair cuff yesterday!!

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