"We come in so many different colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Black is beautiful means embracing whoever you wake up as."
Everyone's hair journey tells a different story and Serayah is proof of that. Long before she started walking red carpets or won the role of Tiana on Empire, the 21-year-old struggled to love her curls.
"To be completely honest, growing up, I hated my hair," she told ESSENCE. "So anything straight, or not like my hair, I was about it."
Since then, she's grown to appreciate her textured tresses, thanks to her work in the Fox series and positive affirmations from people like her mother.
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"She just always told me that my hair is beautiful and to love it and that people pay for this type of hair."
Today, Serayah is dedicated to helping other young women embrace their curls, too. So much so, that she's the new ambassador for TxturePro, a line of brushes and combs designed specifically to detangle kinky and curly locks without snagging or shedding.
Shop the collection below and learn more about Serayah's hair journey (above).