HAIR FIX: SEBUM BUILDUP Sebum is another name for the essential oils emitted from our scalp and skin that protect our bodies from the effects of wind and water. Just like our skin, the sebaceous glands at the root of every hair follicle can also produce excessive amounts of sebum, leading to buildup and hair that is visibly oily and unclean in appearance. The causes of this condition range anywhere from heredity to eating habits, medications and stress to improper hair care. THE FIX: 1: When shampooing with Exure Shampoo, use your fingertips…not your fingernails. Though we all have memories of our mothers scrubbing our hair deeply…this can actually stimulate the oil glands.