But since then, with her weekly appearances on the X Factor and daily social media updates - where Rita wears a combination of wigs and weaves to achieve long and flowing locks - we had forgotten that underneath all that her natural hair is still in a pixie style!
On Wednesday night she visited Pizza Express in Notting Hill with her sister, and decided to ditch the high maintenance wigs and go back to basics.
Stick with it Rita, we love it!
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