"To prevent breakage, I recommend shampooing every week," says Pitters. "The belief that Black woman don't need to shampoo often is a myth! All the dead skin laying on the scalp is the main culprit in lack of hair growth." Try using a soap-free shampoo like L'Oreal Everstrong Reconstructing Shampoo ($6.99; ulta.com).
Take Your Vitamins
"Prenatal vitamins are a great trick for growing hair," says Pitters. "They're safe to take if you're not pregnant." Try Nature's Wealth Prenatal Plus Vitamins ($16; natureswealthvitamins.com).