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Saturday 4th April 2020

Sam Faiers in therapy for eyelash-pulling condition

Her young daughter has picked up the habit

Reality star Sam Faiers has opened up about a condition that has affected her since childhood.

The former TOWIE star, 28, says she took action for a condition that sees her pull out her own eyelashes when her daughter began to copy her tendencies.

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The mum-of-two said that she noticed that her one-year-old daughter Rosie was copying her condition.

Called trichotillomania, it's something Sam has been suffering from since childhood.

Now seeing a hypnotherapist, she told OK! that she's in the middle of a six-to-eight-week course.

"[The hypnotherapist] speaks to your subconscious, so you’re not in a deep sleep but you’re very relaxed. She tells you how lovely your eyelashes are, that your hands don’t need to be near your eyes, but should stay by your sides," Sam explained.

I have noticed that my bottom eyelashes are coming through, but I am still pulling on the top.

But Sam also revealed that things weren't going well when she first started therapy.

"I rang my therapist after the first sessions and was like: ’I’m picking them out more!’ She was like: ‘This is normal. It’s not that you’re picking them out more, it’s that you’re aware of it now. So you notice when you’re doing it.’

"I have noticed that my bottom eyelashes are coming through, but I am still pulling on the top.

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Last week, Sam was barely recognisable in a snap uploaded to Instagram as she supported a celeb hairdresser pal.

Congratulating Carl Bembridge on a new business venture, Sam went full carrot top as she donned the striking wig.

"I love being Wilma," she commented in the pic’s caption, referring to the red-headed Flintstones character.

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