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EXCLUSIVE! Camilla Alves Gives Advice to New Moms: ‘Don’t Be Drastic if You Need a Change, You’ll Just Regret It!’

Thu, January 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT by Add first Comment


Camilla is offering up some words of wisdom to all you new mommies out there. Trust her – you’re going to learn from her mistakes!

Shear Genius host Camilla Alves knows a thing or two about the pressure to snap back into shape post-baby. The Brazilian model – who turned 28 today, Jan. 28, seemed to effortlessly get her bangin’ body back in gear after giving birth to 18-month-old son Levi with boyfriend Matthew McConaughey, 40, and is doing it all over again with 3-week old daughter Vida. But Camilla says to fight the pressure to be perfect post-baby, and urges you not to make any drastic changes.

“Hormones make you do crazy things!” she told exclusively during a conference call on Jan. 27 for her new Bravo reality show Shear Genius. “[My advice?] Don’t cut your hair! Don’t do it! When you first have the baby or you’re pregnant, you are hormonal and your body is not back to where it used to be. The last thing you need to do is cut your hair. Keep what you have and try to make the best of that. You have to have that hair for a long time and you may regret it once your body regains its hormonal balance.” If you REALLY need to make a change, Camilla advises you to play around with your hair color instead.

As for your post-baby body, Camilla knows you’ll be frustrated fast. (Although her genetically superior model genes frustrate US – it only took her mere months to get back into pre-baby shape!) “Just stick with the flowy stuff,” she says. “Things that have layers but that don’t make you look too bogged down or heavier. Don’t try to do anything crazy and try to keep it basic. And don’t forget, we got Spanx!”

True dat, Camilla. Although that particular trick of the trade applies to all of us – and we’re not just talking post-baby either. Sigh.