Derek Ramsay and his all-year-round shaved look

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Derek Ramsay reveals his “secret” habit – brushing his hair.


A shaved head has always been an option for males every summer. It’s an instant way to freshen up and never worry about how to keep one's hair healthy.

But for actor Derek Ramsay, the shaved hairstyle works for him all year round.

In an exclusive interview with Derek last April 26, for his pocket interview held in a restaurant around Tomas Morato, Quezon City, he relates why he prefers a shaved head.

“IT SUITS ME BETTER.” Derek became a VJ for MTV Philippines in 2005.

Since then, he has always had his hair shaved.

“Mainit kasi,” he says with a laugh.

“It suits me better than long hair, so medyo sanay na talaga ako.”

His sport, Ultimate Frisbee, is also a factor.

He explains, “I hate hair getting into my face.

“I don’t like getting up in the morning, and have to fix my hair and style it.

“In a shaved head, get in the shower, dry myself up and go.”

Though he’s almost “hairless,” Derek claims that he might be using more shampoo than guys who have fuller hair. He shampoos twice a day.

HAIR SECRET. But the Filipino-British actor has a “secret” habit when it comes to his hair – he brushes it.

After a loud laugh he says, “I like the feeling in my scalp, e, parang ginigising niya ‘yong mga roots.

“So, for me, even though it looks weird, I still brush my hair.”

Derek doesn’t shave his hair himself. He tried it once or twice, but it just didn’t work for him.

So every two weeks, he would have his hair shaved by one of his trusted barbers in Bruno’s Barbershop.

The big question: is he willing to try other long hairstyles?

He hesitantly answered, “If the scene calls for me to grow my hair, yeah, I’ll grow it out, but if I can keep it shaved— better.

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