I can understand where you coming from. I've been natural for almost 3 years and I haven't really come up with a solid routine. My hair is progressing so obviously I'm doing something right. The thing that I have decided to do is go back to doing the things I did when I big chopped. Those things were basically co-washing my hair at least twice a week at minimal and just staying basic products. As far as growth I don't really have a set length, I just want to see how long I can grow it.