Next to each hair is a sebaceous gland which secrete sebum which lubricates the hair and provides each hair with an element of protection. If the sebaceous glands are overactive greasy or oily hair will result. If the glands are underactive dry hair may result including breakage.
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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"