The Scalp Theory of the Universe

This morning I was thinking about the similarities between styling your hair and the union of classical physics and quantum mechanics. Now I know you’re thinking, “Duh. Of course those are analogous,” but I’ll explain anyway*.

Classical physics holds that gravity is the main force holding the universe together. It keeps the planets revolving around the sun and all that. But when you get down to the subatomic level, gravity doesn’t play as strong a role. So there is some debate as to exactly what forces govern the behavior of subatomic particles. Scientists are still trying to figure out the relationship between the behavior of these little things and the universe as a whole.

Now, I can put gel in my hair to style it, and it holds the general shape of my hair just fine. But it doesn’t keep little individual strands from straying as well as I would like, so I use a little hairspray to get rid of the frizz. Why can’t I find a hair product that will do it all?

Yeah, at this point I’d like to remind you that there are no refunds.


*Disclaimer: I don’t really know anything about this, but I do like to watch “Nova.” If I’m wrong, blame them.

2 comments:

The Kyles said...

I can totally see the connection. It completely explains the way I feel about hair care. A befuddling question that deserves scientific attention.

Joel said...

I'll just have to pretend that wasn't sarcasm.