The part of the hair that protrudes above the surface of the skin is known as the hair shaft. Unless the hair has been cut the tip is pointed. The actual hair shaft is comsoed of a dead, tough horney protein material that is called keratin.
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Embeth Davidtz was discovered by Steven Spielberg while decked out in a huge bouffant hairdo for a TV film. Davidtz comments "I'm grateful he got past that hair"