She’s got her hands full with baby Paul these days, but Sam says it’s still important to have some ‘me’ time

Sam Faiers welcomed her first baby almost a year ago and, like all first-time mums, it’s been an adjustment. But her journey to motherhood and beyond has been well documented – with Sam, boyfriend Paul Knightley and baby boy Paul starring in two hit ITVBe reality shows.

Despite the demands of first-time parenthood, 25-year-old Sam still manages to look amazing and she’s unapologetic about taking occasional time out of her hectic schedule to be pampered.

Now caught up with Sam at London’s Hippodrome Casino, where she was celebrating with award-winning hair extension technician brand Inanch, to find out how she manages to look that good all the time.

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‘I’m a mum now so I don’t have as much time as I used to,’ Sam says. ‘But it’s still really important to me. I’ve used Inanch for nearly five years now, and I find that once you style the Gold Class Hair it stays for up to five days. So I’ll curl it one day, and then I’ll just put it up and still feels “done”.’

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A quick glance at Sam’s social media accounts show’s just how devoted she is to baby Paul, who was born in December last year, but that doesn’t mean she’s had to let herself go.

Sam continues: ‘Hair is everything, in my opinion, and when you’re having it done, whether it’s a blow dry or a wash, it just makes you feel so much better. I think, especially as a mum, it’s nice to look after yourself.’

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Fans know Sam as a loyal blonde, a colour she’s never really strayed from, but the former TOWIE star admits she has fallen victim to some hair faux pas’ in her time.

‘When I went too blonde it didn’t suit me,’ Sam admits. ‘I’m sticking to my natural roots at the moment, so it’s sort of like brown with a little bit of blonde in it. But who knows? Maybe I’ll go red!’