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The Only Way is Essex star Sam Faiers is seeking therapy in an attempt to cure her Trichotillomania, sources have claimed.
The 29-year-old was diagnosed with the hair-pulling disorder when she was just eight-years-old and as a result, has no natural eyelashes. She has previously spoken about how she feels the need to wear false ones whenever and wherever possible.
"Now she has children of her own, she’s determined to seek a cure for her trich as she would be devastated if her children replicated her condition," an insider recently told the Daily Mail.
Speaking about her condition on her YouTube channel back in 2016, Faiers said that she believes it was her stepdad, Dave Chatwood, being sent to prison that triggered her symptoms.
"It started when I was eight and a friend said to me if you pick out an eyelash, make a wish and it'll come true,” she explained. “As a young girl, it's a fairytale.
"In recent years, I've seen a psychologist who specialises in Trichotillomania. The story goes deeper. They take it all the way back to your childhood.
"When I was younger my [step]dad went to prison. I was picking out an eyelash and making a wish for him to come home."
Faiers and her boyfriend Paul Knightley welcomed their first child together, a son named Paul, in December 2015. In November 2017, Faiers gave birth to their second, a daughter named Rosie.
Since becoming a mother, Faiers has been very open about the ups and downs of parenthood on social media, as well as in her and her sister Billie’s fly-on-the-wall series The Mummy Diaries.
Just last month, she took to Twitter to announce that the eagerly-anticipated sixth series will air on ITVBe this autumn.