One of the common misconceptions regarding hair type and texture is understanding the differences between fine hair and thin hair.
Depending which hair expert you talk to they will tell you that hair can be classified by Hair Type, Texture, Condition (porosity) and Length. In reality there are more categories hair experts utilize to determine hair classifications including sight, touch and hair's aroma to name a few additional classifications not often discussed.
Generally speaking Hair Type refers to the diameter of the hair which is classified from the widest diameter which is coarse, medium, fine or very fine.
You may see Hair Type defined as fine, medium, thick or very fine, fine, medium, thick to extremely thick. Again, different hair experts will offer different opinions and classification systems.
Regardless of the Hair Type naming conventions utilized, fine hair has the narrowest diameter and coarse of thick hair has the widest diameter.
Coarse or thick hair contains three layers including the medulla, cortex and cuticle. Usually the scales on the outside layer are closely overlapped and raised away from the hair shaft, which is the primary reason coarse hair easily absorbs water.
Medium hair is the most common type of hair and also contains the medulla, cortex and cuticle like coarse hair. However the three layers present in coarse hair may not be as all comprehensive as it is in coarse hair.
Fine hair does not have three layers. It only has two which includes the cortex and the cuticle. It does not have the medulla.
Fine hair can range from very fine to fine. That may sound confusing but the reality is that fine hair is not standard issue. Men, women or children can have fine hair which has different levels of fineness.
They can also have differing levels of coarseness which some heads of hair combining multiple types with some parts of the hair being fine, some medium and maybe even some coarse.
Fine hair, regardless of how fine, requires special care. Why? A microscopic study of the structure of fine hair is that it has only two layers.
Regardless whether your hair is very fine, fine, medium or thick, it can also be defined as wiry.
Ricky Gervais - Creator Of The Office
As Steve predicted, Ricky did a great job hosting the Golden Globes and indeed, he started his hosting duties with a segway into his connection to "The Office" and Steve.
He said "you probably know me as the creator of "The Office." He paused, smiled and said "no you don't do you." Ricky raised his voice and waved his hands and said in a high mocking tone "you think Steve Carell did it all. Ohhhh, he's brilliant isn't he, Steve Carell."
Playing along with Ricky the cameras panned to Steve who was sitting in the audience with a stare that could melt ice cubes. He glared at Ricky as the British comedian, and the creator of the original British verson of "The Office" went after him.
The celebrity studded audience loved Ricky's barbs at Steve and laughed. Ricky continued "he's amazing as the bumbling office manager."
Then Ricky waved his hands and raised his voice again to a thrill and said "wherever does he get his ideas from?"
Steve Carell Tells Ricky He Will "Kill Him"
Ricky paused, the audience laughed, Steve glared at Ricky and Ricky pointed to himself (as the guy with all the ideas). The cameras panned to Steve who mouthed to Ricky "I will kill you."
Ricky continued about Steve "lets pay him hundreds of millions of dollars and put him in every movie. If you can't be well enough to go see Steve in the cinema in action just watch him every Thursday, here, on NBC." Ricky did a double thumbs up and gave a megawatt smile. Steve smiled and laughed at that comment.
It was Ricky's way of doing a little advertisement for "The Office", NBC and Steve Carell and all in good clean fun. Then the British actor said "or if you think that particular version of the show has jumped the shark a little bit, this ones a bit boring."
He smiled "then watch the original Fridays on AdultSwim. He again shot his two thumbs up and gave a brilliant smile.
Then he said "or get the box set. It's still available" and he held up a boxed set sample. Just twelve episodes and it's special quality, not quantity. That's what counts. So go and get that. I will be making the most of this opportunity. Not used to these celebrity figures, let's face it, neither is NBC."
Which was Ricky's little jab against the beleaguered network.
Ricky Won The Hearts Of Some Critics And The Ratings gods
NBC's Golden Globes award show shined a little brighter in the ratings with Ricky at the podium according to Nielsen numbers released Monday.
"The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" had 14 per cent more viewers than last year's show. The three-hour shindig won its time slot and drew 16.9 million viewers in the U.S., beating an audience of 14.9 million viewers in 2009.
Originating from Los Angeles at 5 p.m. local time, the event was aired live by NBC in all time zones, rather than delayed for prime-time broadcast in the West, as in past years.
But even with the audience upswing, viewership remained far below the biggest year for the show. In 2004, 26.8 million viewers tuned in.
Steve Carell And Tina Fey In "Date Night"
Ricky referenced Steve's movie career which indeed is chugging right along. One of Steve's upcoming films for 2010 is the romantic comedy "Date Night" scheduled to be released in April of 2010. The film is about Claire and Phil Foster, whose lives have become routine.
Trying to reignite the marital spark, they set a date by visiting a trendy Manhattan bistro where a case of mistaken identity turns their evening into the ultimate date night-gone-awry.
As Claire and Phil try to escape from people who try to kill them, they begin to remember what made them so special together. The supporting roles include Mark Wahlberg, James Franco and Mila Kunis.
Ryan asked Steve "what else is happening with you? I read every week in the trades that you signed on to do another movie."
Steve answered "I have 14 movies that I'm shooting now." Ryan said "how many are you actually in?" Steve smiled, shook his head and said "uh, none of them."
Ryan said "are you really doing 2 or 3?" Steve said "I just have 2 movies coming out. Three in the next five months." Ryan said "you have your wife keep track of your schedule? Right?" Steve said "it's so sick of me, so obnoxious."
Ryan said "it's so ubiquitous and we love you for it." That says it all for Steve Carell fans, doesn't it?
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- Revised Publication Date: 02/02/10
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